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  • I’ve Changed. This Is War. Seal the Borders. Stop the Visas.

    I’ve Changed. This Is War. Seal the Borders. Stop the Visas.

    A hardline shift from an immigration reformer.

  • Will Janet Yellen Sabotage Hillary Clinton?

    Will Janet Yellen Sabotage Hillary Clinton?

    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?

  • If We Want to Destroy ISIS, We Can Destroy ISIS

    If We Want to Destroy ISIS, We Can Destroy ISIS

    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.

  • GOP Not yet There on Growth

    GOP Not yet There on Growth

    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.

  • Pro-Growth Economist Angus Deaton Echoes JFK

    The Democratic presidential debate ironically took place the same week that a Princeton University professor was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

  • Ryan and Reconciliation Is a Powerful Combination

    Ryan and Reconciliation Is a Powerful Combination

    As of this writing, House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan has not decided whether to run for speaker. He has been bombarded by all the Republican factions. Even Mitt Romney says the Wisconsinite can unify the Republican conference and take ON the job.

  • Every Now and Then, the GOP Should Disrupt the Status Quo

    Every Now and Then, the GOP Should Disrupt the Status Quo

    Nobody really likes government shutdowns, including me. But sometimes you have to make a point. Send a message. Show voters what you really believe. Take a stand.

  • Why Don't These Candidates Ever Talk about Money?

    Why Don’t These Candidates Ever Talk about Money?

    While there were some great moments in the latest GOP debate, and some terrific individual performances — Carly Fiorina seemed to grab all the buzz in the aftermath — one thing that barely came up was the economy. It was very much like the first debate.

  • Fed Right, Trump Wrong

    Just-published minutes from the Fed’s July 28-29 meeting indicate that most officials saw conditions for a rate liftoff as “not yet” achieved. They may be approaching a rate-hike moment, but they’re not there yet.

  • Move at the Pace of an Injured Snail

    Move at the Pace of an Injured Snail

    Pretty much everyone in the world wants the Federal Reserve to begin its “rate liftoff.” September is the latest target date for this market consensus. But permit me one dissenting question: Are you sure?

  • Economic Debate: Kasich, Rubio, Bush Up; Trump's Protectionism a Real Downer

    Economic Debate: Kasich, Rubio, Bush Up; Trump’s Protectionism a Real Downer

    With a record 24 million people watching the GOP debate, you’d think there would have been a lot more time spent on the most important issue of the day: the economy. Look at any poll. Jobs and the economy are always at the top of the list. But there was barely a mention of this on Thursday night.

  • Donald Trump, Supply-Sider?

    Donald Trump, Supply-Sider?

    Is Donald Trump a supply-sider? In his still young presidential campaign, he has said several times that he wants to be the “jobs president.” In his announcement speech, he put it this way: “I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created.”

  • Hillary’s Inconceivably Stupid Capital-Gains Tax Scheme

    Hillary’s Inconceivably Stupid Capital-Gains Tax Scheme

    Her “short-termism” fear will lead to long-term stagnation.

  • Jeb Bests Hillary in an American Worker Tweet-Off

    Jeb Bests Hillary in an American Worker Tweet-Off

    Jeb Bush is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong. You can probably say that about a lot of things. But in this case it’s about the need for more part-time American workers to work full-time in order to improve their own lots as well as the lot of the economy.

  • Worse Than the Supremes: Obamacare Economics Is A Taxpayer Bailout in the Cards?

    Worse Than the Supremes: Obamacare Economics Is A Taxpayer Bailout in the Cards?

    The judicial decision to uphold all of the president’s health care subsidies may be very disappointing, but the economics of Obamacare are far worse than whatever constitutional mistakes have been committed by the Supreme Court.

  • Jeb Is Right about 4 Percent Growth

    Jeb Is Right about 4 Percent Growth

    “There is not a reason in the world why we cannot grow at a rate of 4 percent a year.” That’s what Jeb Bush said when he officially announced his presidential run in Miami last week. And right off the bat, most economists trashed the idea.

  • Randy Richardson: Conservatism’s Banker

    Randy Richardson: Conservatism’s Banker

    Just as the great William F. Buckley Jr. laid the intellectual foundation for the rise of modern conservatism, philanthropist R. Randolph Richardson set down the financial foundation of the new conservative movement. But Randy Richardson, who died May 25 at the age of 89, is not a household name. He was a low-key guy who stayed out of the limelight, and he made a habit of giving credit to others. But like Buckley, he was a firm believer in a free society, free markets, and a strong defense to defeat communism. And the mark he made on the conservative movement is deep and lasting.

  • The Essential King Dollar/Low-Energy Nexus

    The Essential King Dollar/Low-Energy Nexus

    The strong May jobs report — including a 280,000 jump in nonfarm payrolls — reminds me of the big debate over the harmful effects of a strong dollar and falling oil prices. But where’s the harm? King Dollar, along with | Read More »

  • Janet Yellen's Back-to-the-'50s Interest Rates

    Janet Yellen’s Back-to-the-’50s Interest Rates

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told us recently that the target for the federal funds rate will be raised slightly later this year.

  • Will Anyone Ever Defend Banks?

    Will Anyone Ever Defend Banks?

    One of the interesting nuggets coming out of the conservative sweep in the British elections was the failure of bank-bashing by the Labour Party. Labour leader Miliband, who has since resigned, was anti-bank, anti-rich and anti-business. It failed.