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An independent special counsel with subpoena power is the only possible solution to the IRS mess. This counsel must find out exactly what happened and who was involved, and then come up with a fix so it never happens again. Read my full column here.
At the end of the day, the battle over immigration reform is not about dollars and cents. It’s about the soul of a nation. President Reagan reminded us that America must remain a “beacon” and a “shining city on a hill” for immigrants...Show More Summary
The really good news from April’s employment report is that all the pessimistic, end-of-the-world, spring-swoon forecasters were wrong. It wasn’t a fabulous report. But it handily beat Wall Street expectations. Stock markets soared on the news. The bad news, however, is that the U.S. Show More Summary
In the last two days gold has plunged so deep that it’s being called the worst drop — at least in percentage terms — in 30 years. That brings us back to the early Reagan period, when falling gold was regarded as a good thing. Back then, lower gold showed inflation coming down after the horrible 1970s. Show More Summary
No matter how you slice the Obama budget pie, the inescapable fact is that the president wants to get rid of the roughly $1 trillion budget-cutting sequester and substitute in a $1 trillion-plus tax hike. In other words, more spending, more taxing. Show More Summary
Many profound and detailed admiration pieces will be written about the late Margaret Thatcher, and they’ll be much deeper than this one. But I want to get on record with my own esteem for Mrs. Thatcher, whose character, philosophy, and...Show More Summary
Apropos of my column of a week ago — “Has Bernanke Gotten the Story Right?” — this week’s paltry GDP revision again backs up the actions of the Federal Reserve chairman and his market-monetarist supporters. Read my full column here.
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jimmy Kemp on my syndicated radio show. Jimmy is the son of the late great Jack Kemp, and he now runs the Jack Kemp Foundation. And like his dad, Jimmy is also a great advocate for free enterprise. Show More Summary
Last night on The Kudlow Report I asked Dr. Ben Carson if a run for office is in the cards with his retirement only a few months away. Is he the conservative who can save the GOP? Might he try for Carl Levin’s open Senate seat in Michigan? Here’s what he had to say: People keep trying to put me into politics, and I really don’t want to do it. Show More Summary
The most important point in Ben Bernanke’s Wednesday press conference was the announcement that the Fed will adjust the amount of monthly bond purchases according to economic conditions. In other words, an improving economy with stronger...Show More Summary
You might not know it from the acrimonious political debate on cable and broadcast TV, or on talk radio, or on websites and blogs. But here’s a counterintuitive observation: Amidst all the negativism out there, I believe optimism is in the air. That’s right. Optimism. Keep reading this post...
House budget chairman Paul Ryan told me on Tuesday that his plan to balance the budget — in part by defunding Obamacare — is the right thing to do. By including that provision, it appears the proposal will be dead on arrival for the White House and Senate Democrats. Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner told me on Wednesday that a long-term deal on entitlements is possible, and also that there’s no good reason for Team Obama to shut down the White House tour. As the mandatory budget cuts continue to take effect,...Show More Summary
President Obama may be backing away from his doomsday spending-cut predictions as the sequester goes into place. But the new party line is that while there will be no impact in the first few days, there’ll be a slow, downward slump after...Show More Summary
The Obama administration is whipping up hysteria over the sequester budget cuts and their impact on the economy, the military, first providers, and so forth and so on. Armageddon. But if you climb into the CBO numbers for 2013, you see...Show More Summary
By far the best line from this week’s dueling State of the Union messages came from Florida senator Marco Rubio. Nice and simple, and right to the point: “Presidents in both parties — from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan — have known that our free-enterprise economy is the source of our middle-class prosperity.” Keep reading this post...
All this chatter about a so-called global currency war is utter nonsense. All that is happening is the Japanese are wisely taking steps to increase liquidity and depreciate their vastly overpriced yen. They are doing this in order to avoid deeper and deeper deflation. Show More Summary
Today’s report of a 0.1 percent GDP decline for the fourth quarter came as a surprise to most forecasters. But it actually masks considerable strength in the private economy. Namely, housing investment in the fourth quarter jumped 15.3...Show More Summary
One of the least remarked upon aspects of President Obama’s inaugural speech was his attempt to co-opt the Founding Fathers’ Declaration of Independence to bolster his liberal-left agenda. Sure, the president quoted one of the most important...Show More Summary
Okay, it’s official. According to the Treasury Department, the U.S. debt jumped to $16.1 trillion in 2012 from $14.8 trillion in 2011. That’s a $1.3 trillion deficit for the last year. Remarkable. During President Obama’s first term,...Show More Summary