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May 11, 2021

98% of the Way There: Trump's Super V-Shaped Recovery by Stephen Moore

The U.S. economy peaked in late 2019 at $21 trillion. We are now remarkably 98% back to where we were before the terrible COVID-19 pandemic slammed these shores 14 months ago. This rebound is one of the outstanding U.S. achievements in history. Since June of last year, the economy has rocketed by 34% in quarter 3 of 2020, 4.2% in quarter 4 of 2020 and now 6.4% in the first three months of 2021. So far in this current quarter, growth is more than 10%.

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May 4, 2021

Why Did Biden Census Bureau Add 2.5 Million More Residents to Blue-State Population Count? by Stephen Moore

There is something very fishy about the new 2020 Census Bureau data determining which states picked up seats and which states lost seats.

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April 27, 2021

Unions Sell Out Their Own Workers for the Biden Energy Plan By Stephen Moore

Another pro-President Joe Biden union just told it's rank-and-file members: Sorry, guys, you are all fired.

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April 20, 2021

GOP Trustbusters Are Embracing Progressives' Agenda By Stephen Moore

It's not too often that Republicans embrace the agenda of leftist Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. But it's happening.

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April 13, 2021

Biden's Green Energy Plan Declares War on American Energy, A Commentary by Stephen Moore

Am I the only one who finds it head-scratching that President Joe Biden, who wants to spend $2 trillion of taxpayer money on "infrastructure," is the same president whose first act in the White House was to kill a multibillion-dollar oil and gas pipeline that would create some 15,000 jobs? The Keystone pipeline that he canceled was vital to our energy infrastructure and wasn't going to cost taxpayers a penny.

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April 6, 2021

States Fight Back Against Biden War on the West by Stephen Moore

President Ronald Reagan used to refer to our country as "these United States," not "the United States."

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March 30, 2021

Are Democrats Dangerous to Your Health? by Stephen Moore

Rep. Jack Kemp used to say that minority voters "don't care what you know until they know that you care." Democrats have cleaned up with Black and Hispanic voters (although a little less so with each passing election) by professing how much they care.

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March 23, 2021

The Fall of Chile Is a Warning to America by Stephen Moore

Back in the 1970s, the nation of Chile embarked on one of the boldest sets of free market economic reforms in history. The government called in the Chicago Boys, as they were called, led by Milton Friedman and other University of Chicago free market economists.

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March 16, 2021

Don't Force Workers to Join a Union by Stephen Moore

In 1978, when I was 17 years old, I worked as an usher at concerts and sporting events earning $2.25 an hour, the minimum wage. I had to surrender about 15 cents of this meager hourly wage to a union I was forced to join. I could never understand what a union was doing to help me since the company had the legal requirement to pay me $2.25. I was infuriated over the principle of this confiscation by labor bosses I had never met.

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March 9, 2021

Red States Should Revolt Against the 'Blue-State Bailout' by Stephen Moore

Congressional Democrats are a runaway train with a drunk-on-power conductor in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. No matter how much evidence pours in that the economy doesn't need $1.9 trillion more in debt spending, the Pelosi locomotive keeps crashing down the track toward the financial cliff. Generations will have to pay for the joyride.

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March 3, 2021

Climate Change Alarmism Takes Another Big Hit By Stephen Moore

Throughout the midsection of the United States in February, record frigid temperatures were inconvenient for those politicians who call global warming an "existential threat."

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February 23, 2021

The Blue States Are Now the Beggar States by Stephen Moore

Last week, I visited South Florida for four days, and what a shock: Everything was open. The beaches, the hotels, the restaurants (with some sensible safety and social distancing restrictions). The classrooms are full.

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February 16, 2021

Why Aren't School Districts Giving Taxpayers Their Money Back? By Stephen Moore

In Naperville, Illinois, the school board announced it would distribute $10 million back to taxpayers this year. Yes, a tax refund.

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February 9, 2021

The Worst Budget in American History By Stephen Moore

Is there even one half-sane Democrat that will stand up and denounce the fiscal atrocity of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion spending bill? Is there not one single patriotic Democrat in the entire country who will speak out? The silence is deafening.

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February 2, 2021

Biden Wants to Kill 80% of America's Energy by Stephen Moore

When giving speeches and talking to audiences, I've often been struck by how few Americans, even those who are highly educated, have any idea where the energy they use in their home or business comes from. I've asked college students where the electric power is generated, and they shrug and then point to the electric socket in the wall. The electric currents just come magically through that plug.

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January 26, 2021

The Left Wants Unconditional Surrender, Not Unity By Stephen Moore

About two years ago, one of my wife's best friends began to turn down invitations to get together. Then, out of the blue, she unfriended my wife on Facebook.

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January 19, 2021

Get Ready for More Obama-Era Green Energy Scams By Stephen Moore

With Democrats about to control all the levers of power in Washington, the biggest winners might be the wind and solar companies. These firms' stocks continue to surge mostly because President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to invest several hundred billion dollars in green energy through a pipeline of taxpayer-funded grants, loans, tax credits and loan guarantees.

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January 12, 2021

Liberalism Will Be Unleashed -- and Will Fail Again By Stephen Moore

We were all told that 2021 would be a better year for the country, but the first two weeks could hardly have been worse. The left is out to discredit not just President Donald Trump and his indefensible behavior since the election but also his ideas. They are triumphantly saying that free market conservatism is dead and that the era of big government is back with a vengeance. Not so fast.

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January 5, 2021

Coronavirus for Dummies By Stephen Moore

We are now almost one year from the dark days when the coronavirus first hit these shores. Why are the politicians' making the same policy mistakes today that they made nine months ago? The 300,000+ deaths are an act of nature, but the virus's death and despair have been compounded by acts of man -- i.e., foolish politicians.

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December 29, 2020

Free Mitch Rutledge By Stephen Moore

Nearly everyone has seen the classic movie "The Shawshank Redemption." Well, it turns out there is a real life "Red" Redding, the character played by Morgan Freeman. He is in prison in Alabama. He has been there for nearly 40 years. He was guilty of his crime: a murder he committed as a teenager in a drug operation. But so many people who have interacted with Rutledge in prison see the similarities in character with Red.