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Woke Budgeting Emerges as More Than an Abject Failure

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 24, 2021

Here we are on Friday night and let me say — go woke, go broke. According to the Congressional Budget Office, through June, total federal debt in the hands of the public is $21.7 trillion. Total debt itself, which includes intergovernmental transfers…

The $4 Trillion Forecast for Biden: ‘Go Woke, Go Broke’

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 20, 2021

With all respect to President Biden — my criticisms are never personal but always based on policy — his statement yesterday on the proposals in his $4 trillion spending plan is malarky. “If we increase the availability of quality, affordable child…

Boom. Trump Clobbers Biden, Big Tech — With the Constitution

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 17, 2021

President Donald Trump was and is right. Period. Full stop. I know he was my boss, but I don’t always agree with everything. I don’t always agree with him. That was the case when I served and is still the case today. That said, he loved a good debate…

Biden, Psaki Attack Communism — While Strumming the Internationale

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 15, 2021

We are Americans together, and here’s what I suggested last night: “It’s OK to come out against communism.” Today I’m proud of Madam Psaki and President Biden, who undoubtedly gave a green light to a fierce attack on Cuba and its totalitarian system.

The Ghost Who Said ‘Boo’ To Janet Yellen

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 13, 2021

“Yellen Sees U.S. Companies Pushing Congress To Back Global Tax Deal.” That’s a Bloomberg headline from this morning. In her interview, she said American companies are likely to provide crucial support. Crucial support. Kind of like falling on your…

Call It the Critical Trump Theory: Free Enterprise Is a Miracle for Minorities

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 13, 2021

Critical race theory is all the rage among far-left progressive intellectuals, and at least part of it has permeated mainstream chief executives, who should know better. Systemic racism, and CRT, along with something called racial equity, have become…

Biden Lurks Well Within His Powers To Fire Social Security Boss

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
July 12, 2021

President Biden has fired the Social Security Commissioner, Andrew Saul, but the commissioner insists Mr. Biden doesn’t have that power. “Saul said in an interview Friday afternoon that he would not leave his post, challenging the legality of the…

This Is the ‘Reform’ the Left Is Eying To End Our System of Checks and Balances

By JEREMY DYS, Special to the Sun
July 12, 2021

Of all the “reform” proposals floated by the radical left to get its way at the Supreme Court — term limits, court packing, breaking justices into three-judge panels, and the like — the most destructive is the move to eliminate judicial review. If you…

This Tale of Two States Features the Fight for America’s Soul

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 11, 2021

Call it the Tale of Two States — the best of times and the worst of times. Apologies to Charles Dickens, but there’s no better way to glimpse the fight for the soul of our great country than to compare the ultra-blue state of California with the…

Biden’s Latest Energy Plan — the Hypocrisy Pipeline

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 8, 2021

So please let me get this right. In Biden-World, it’s okay to shut down oil and gas drilling in the United States — like the Keystone pipeline, Anwar, the Dakota access pipeline — and then, of course, argue for a Green New Deal, because a climate…

Moving on Up: Nixon, LBJ Gain in Latest Ranking of Presidents

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
July 7, 2021

C-Span’s consultation of a rather large and randomly selected number of historians to rate the presidents of the United States produced an often whimsical result when it reported its findings last week. Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Franklin…

Stop the Presses: It Turns Out People Prefer a Job to a Tax Hike

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 7, 2021

It may not exactly be breaking news, but it turns out that people would rather have a job than a tax hike. In fact, it turns out, people would rather have a job than voting for tax hikes on other people. It also turns out that even limousine liberals…

How Democrats Are Fleeing Principles of the Declaration of Independence

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
July 2, 2021

In the late spring of 1776, Thomas Jefferson was asked by the Continental Congress to produce a draft of what would become the Declaration of Independence. I believe the Declaration is not only the most important document in the English language. It…

Biden’s Baking an Orwellian Upside-Down Cake of Taxes and Entitlements

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
June 30, 2021

It’s bad enough that President Biden and the Democratic congressional leaders essentially double-crossed the GOP bipartisan infrastructure package including the democrats who participated, And it's really bad that Speaker Pelosi & Co. are holding the infrastructure package hostage, to a tsunami of tax hikes and massive entitlement increases all of which will do great damage to the economy. Now, though, President Biden is comparing his multi-trillion dollar boatload of new entitlements to tax cuts.

The Real Truth Behind the Biden Budget Double-Talk

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
June 28, 2021

To double-cross or not to double-cross. That is this evening’s question. I’ve already written about it once, but it’s a major moment. An hour after allegedly making a bipartisan infrastructure deal with ten senators, including five Republicans, Mr…

Time To Reform Unemployment System — Before the Next Crisis

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
June 28, 2021

Will the end of extended and enhanced unemployment benefits push people back to work? The answer apparently depends on what newspaper you read. The Wall Street Journal offers a definitive “yes.” Under the print headline “Benefits’ End Spurs Return to…

Passing S1 Plus Filibuster Repeal Would Mean It’s ‘Katy, Bar the Door’  

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
June 23, 2021

Sheer, raw, brutal, political power is what the Democrats are testing in the battle over the bill known as Senate 1, their big election takeover attempt which just failed to gain cloture. To quote the Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell…

The Biden Bait-and-Switch On Infrastructure Is a Historic Double-Cross, Played Out in Public View

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
June 25, 2021

What did they know and when did they know it? The ‘they’ in this case is the five Republicans who participated in the final bipartisan infrastructure session with President Biden. It sure looks like they were double-crossed in a classic…