Trump has Putin over a barrel

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

A few years back, in one of his finest moments, Sen. John McCain said on a Sunday talk show, "Russia is a gas station masquerading as a country." It was right when he said it, and it's even more right today.

Russian President Vladimir Putin's circle of corrupt oligarchs gouge whatever money they can from the impoverished Russian economy and ...Read more

Keeping freedom and growth in the Fourth

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

What is the Fourth of July? It's a wonderful time. We're outdoors. We're with family and friends. We're playing golf or fishing. There are barbecues and baseball games and fireworks and all that good stuff.

And beneath it all, supporting it all, there is freedom. Freedom. The Fourth of July is about freedom, if nothing else. America's freedom, ...Read more

Steve Scalise, Nancy Pelosi and a return to civility

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Sometimes terrible tragedies can bring us together, and I'm hopeful that somehow a lasting good will come out of the ballfield shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. And maybe even a rebirth of civility, which has virtually disappeared from politics, and perhaps our culture as well.

Rep. Steve Scalise, who's currently fighting it out in a hospital ...Read more

Three Easy Pieces: A Simple Get-It-Done-Now Economic Plan

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

Now that former FBI Director James Comey's hearing is complete, it's time for everybody to roll up their sleeves and go back to work on returning the country to prosperity. The most populist policy would be to restore a long-lasting deeply rooted prosperity for every single American.

President Donald Trump cannot let a deluge of distractions ...Read more

President Trump's growth budget

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

When Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney unveiled President Trump's new budget, he used language that is so important -- although we haven't heard it in so many years.

To paraphrase Mulvaney, the measure of budget success for the Trump administration is not how much federal assistance is given out but how many people leave ...Read more

Don't bet against tax and health care reform in 2017

Politics / Lawrence Kudlow /

If the smart money folks on Wall Street think a special counsel to oversee the Russian probes spells defeat for business tax cuts, they're leaning well over their skis.

The Dow Jones industrial average sold off over 300 points on Wednesday, but it may have come back to its senses with a 140-point gain on Friday. And while there's never 100 ...Read more

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