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April 23, 2019

The Immigrants We Need Most By Stephen Moore

Of all America's immigrant visa programs, arguably the most successful for the U.S. economy has been the H-1B program. This program admits highly skilled foreign workers who fill vital employment niches to make our Made in America businesses more successful in international markets. Larry Kudlow, the director of President Donald Trump's National Economic Council, calls these immigrants the "brainiacs."

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April 16, 2019

Is America Running Out of Workers? By Stephen Moore

If you want one number that encapsulates the enormity of the economic turnaround under President Donald Trump, it is this: In America, as of the end of February, there were 7.1 million unfilled jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This number is larger than the entire population of the state of Indiana. That is how powerful and relentless the hiring spree has been under Trump policies.

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April 9, 2019

How to Prevent the Next Financial Crisis By Stephen Moore

What caused the financial crisis and Great Recession? A decade later, economists still don't have a good answer. Of course, the financial bubble in the housing market was the proximate cause, but this begs the question of what inflated the bubble that burst in the first place.

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April 2, 2019

The Biggest College Scandal of All By Stephen Moore

The seething anger Americans feel over the college admission scandal with wealthy and well-connected families using money, influence and cheating to bump their kids up in line so they get accepted into elite schools is well justified. Yet this scheme is small potatoes compared to the real scandal on college campuses from coast to coast. That scam is how much universities are charging families once they do get in.

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March 26, 2019

How the First 'Green New Deal' Flopped By Stephen Moore

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal has been widely ridiculed for its massive disruption to the economy and a price tag of tens of trillions of dollars.

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March 19, 2019

The Democrats' $100 Trillion Agenda Could Easily Tilt the Nation By Stephen Moore

Remember when Democrats complained that $5.7 billion for a border wall was too expensive? Well, that's chump change compared to what many of the congressional Democrats and nearly all of those 15 declared Democrats in the presidential race are now rallying behind.

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March 12, 2019

The Tariffs Nobody Wants Stephen Moore

In almost every case, whenever a tariff or quota is imposed on imports, that tax is strongly supported by the domestic industry getting the protective shield from lower-priced foreign competition. The sugar industry supports sugar tariffs; textile mills lobby for tariffs on foreign clothing. The steel industry and the aluminum makers are getting rich off of the high taxes on imported metals.

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March 5, 2019

Why Trump Must Veto the Federal Land Grab Bill By Stephen Moore

President Trump gave one of his most memorable and impactful speeches two weeks ago, when he systematically dismantled the case for socialism. In that speech, he recalled the economic harm and destruction in nations that have adopted socialism, communism or Stalinism. "America will never be a socialist country," Trump pledged in his speech in Florida.

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February 26, 2019

The Four States of the Apocalypse By Stephen Moore

"This is the flip side (of) tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. The rich leave, and now what do you do?" said New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Feb. 4.

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February 19, 2019

All the Pro-Trade Democrats Go Missing By Stephen Moore

Does anyone know where all those free trade Democrats went?

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February 12, 2019

Green Is the New Red By Stephen Moore

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, has released her Green New Deal plan to the nation -- and to great applause from the Democratic Party.

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February 5, 2019

Donald Trump's Monetary Vindication By Stephen Moore

Well, what do you know! It turns out that amateur economist Donald J. Trump knows more about sound monetary policy than Fed chairman Jerome Powell and his team of hundreds of Ph.D. economists.

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January 29, 2019

Democrats for Border Security? By Stephen Moore

The government shutdown is over -- for now -- but the political ramifications are still being sorted out. The media has been chortling that Donald Trump "caved," and he may well have lost this battle with congressional Democrats. Their "victory," such as it is, is to notify American voters that they are so opposed to a wall and a secure border that they were willing to keep the government shut down for four weeks to ensure it doesn't happen.

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January 22, 2019

Now Pelosi Owns the Shutdown By Stephen Moore

On Saturday, Donald Trump shrewdly flipped the table on Nancy Pelosi in the government shutdown standoff. He has now proposed a grand bargain on immigration: legalization of some 1 million so-called Dreamers -- the foreigners who were brought into the U.S. illegally by their parents -- and an immediate end to the shutdown, if she agrees to expand funding to $5.7 billion for the wall.

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January 15, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vs. JFK By Stephen Moore

Oh how far the Democratic Party has fallen. In recent days, we've seen the new darling of the Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, crusading for a 70 percent income tax rate.

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January 8, 2019

Navigating the Great Divide By Stephen Moore

In the months after the election of Donald Trump, there was a mini-political movement in California to get the Golden State to secede from the Union.

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December 25, 2018

Fire the Fed By Stephen Moore

In one of the most remarkable Abbott and Costello routines in modern times, the economic wizards at the Fed again raised interest rates on Tuesday. Their crackerjack logic for doing so is to steer America on a course toward recession so they have the tools in hand to end the recession that they themselves created. Can anyone tell us who's on first?

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December 18, 2018

Follow the (Climate Change) Money By Stephen Moore

The first iron rule of American politics is: Follow the money. This explains, oh, about 80 percent of what goes on in Washington.   

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December 11, 2018

The Bush Tax Betrayal By Stephen Moore

The eulogies for George H.W. Bush keep rolling in, and a great American hero's life has been given proper tribute.

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December 4, 2018

Regaining Trust on Money Issues By Stephen Moore

Republicans need to regain the offensive on the fiscal issues. The GOP has somehow allowed big-spending Democrats to get to the right of them on the issue of financial responsibility and balanced budgets.