Lawrence Kudlow is off this week. The following is a column by Stephen Moore.
With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have ...Read more
Early in the new year, on Sunday, Jan. 3, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer delivered a hawkish speech to the American Economic Association. Completely misreading the economy, which is woefully weak while inflation is virtually nil, Fischer strongly hinted that the Fed would be raising its target rate by a quarter of a percent ...Read more
Speaker Paul Ryan's statesmanship may just get the job done.
The speed of the news cycle and the media obsession with the presidential horseraces have crowded out a crucial development in the war on ISIS and related Islamic jihadist groups.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has been appealing to colleagues for a new Authorization for Use of Military ...Read more
But a big dose of free-market optimism can save the once great state.
GE's decision to leave Fairfield for Boston is another sad marker in the downhill slide brought about by Connecticut's high-tax, high-regulation, anti-business policies of the last 25 years.
Gov. Dannel Malloy accelerated the state's economic free-fall with another huge ...Read more
The Dow Jones lost over 1,000 points this week. It's down 9 percent over the past year. The broader S&P 500 also got clobbered, and is down 7 percent in the past year.
What's going on? Is the world coming to an end? Is it 2008 all over again? Will the U.S. import recession from a falling Chinese yuan? Are hard-working middle-class wage ...Read more
We know the ways and means to destroy the Islamic State. But we're not doing it.
By all accounts, ISIS is the wealthiest terrorist organization in the world. By far. In round numbers, ISIS is said to have a $2 billion stash, which is keeping it afloat. Most of it comes from oil sales. Much of it comes from plundered banking funds. And the ...Read more
I know this is not my usual position. But this is a war. Therefore, I have come to believe there should be no immigration or visa waivers until the U.S. adopts a completely new system to stop radical Islamic terrorists from entering the country. This calls for a wartime lockdown and a big change in my thinking.
ISIS and related Islamic ...Read more
A 211,000 jobs increase for November will finally push the Fed over the line and into a quarter-of-a-point rate hike later this month. The question is, how much and how fast will the central bank raise its target rates?
My advice to Janet Yellen is to move at the pace of an injured snail. But Yellen is determined to start "normalizing" policy...Read more
The SiegeJames Hanna
One hundred inmates hold twelve guards hostage in the laundry dorm of the Indiana Penal Farm. Tom Hemmings, a dorm counselor, has been conscripted to defuse the standoff. But the inmates are divided into rival gangs, the guards into feuding unions. And the prison administration has sparked ...
Let's say it loud and often. If we want to destroy ISIS, we can destroy ISIS. Perhaps I am stating the obvious, but I want to state it anyway. Why? Because I am not hearing it enough.
I'm certainly not hearing it from the White House, where the original goal of destruction is barely mentioned now. President Obama is listless. He's also ...Read more
The singular economic issue of our time is the quest for more rapid economic growth. In the past century the American economy grew at roughly 3.5 percent per year. That included huge booms and even worse busts, such as the Great Depression.
But over the past 15 years that growth has slumped to roughly 2 percent per annum. This has put average ...Read more