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How I Yearn for a Calm, Prosperous, Orderly America

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
September 21, 2021

Incredible is the word for the 15,000 Haitians under a bridge in del Rio, Texas. My question is “how and when did this happen?” I mean, I look around and all of a sudden, there they are. Fifteen thousand. They didn’t even come directly from Haiti…

Biden’s Budget: The Road to Serfdom

It’s Time To Kill the Tax and Spending Bill

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
September 18, 2021

In President Biden’s budget speech Thursday, he referred on eight separate occasions to “pay their fair share.” He just kept repeating it. Some left-wing pollster probably told him that it plays well in progressive precincts. As you may have guessed…

Biden’s Class Warfare Pitch Is Full of False Charges

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
September 16, 2021

Just a few hours before President Biden gave his class warfare pitch to level the playing field, as he calls it, and punish success, though he denies it, and falsely charge that wealthy people and large companies don’t pay any taxes, all of which is…

Could Common Sense Yet Prevail Over Biden’s Plan for Taxing and Spending?

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
September 14, 2021

My overall take on the reconciliation information coming out of the House is simple: Go woke, go broke, and this whole reckless tax and spend and regulate plan will inflict great damage on the blue collar, middle-class workforce, jobs, wages, and…

Ways and Means Shock: ‘Hold Off on the Pay-fors Until We Are at the Altar’

Democrats Admit Hiding Details of Their Plan To Raise Taxes by $3,000,000,000,000

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
September 13, 2021

Explaining a newly leaked House Ways and Means Committee plan to raise taxes by $3,000,000,000,000, a Wall Street Journal news article reports, “Rep. Richard Neal (D., Mass.), the committee chairman, has said that detailing tax-increase plans too…

‘Look to the Skies and Remember’

President George W. Bush captures the moment of memory at Shanksville, Pennsylvania

September 11, 2021

From the remarks today of President George W. Bush at the Flight 93 National Memorial at Shanksville, Pennsylvania:

Twenty years ago, terrorists chose a random group of Americans on a routine flight to be collateral damage in a spectacular act of terror. The 33 passengers and seven crew of Flight 93 could have been any group of citizens selected by fate. In a sense, they stood in for us all. The terrorists soon discovered that a random group of Americans is an exceptional group of people. Facing an impossible circumstance, they comforted their loved ones by phone, braced each other for action, and defeated the designs of evil. These Americans were brave, strong, and united in ways that shocked the terrorists but should not surprise any of us. This is the nation we know. And whenever we need hope and inspiration, we can look to the skies and remember.

The Democrats’ Leviathan Is on the Loose

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
September 9, 2021

The reckless budget reconciliation plan under discussion in Congress gets more newsworthy with every day that passes. Passage of this $5 trillion monstrosity — it makes Hobbes’ “Leviathan” look like a church mouse — would inflict great damage on the…

Barring a Miracle (They Do Occur), It Is Hard To See Biden’s Presidency Going on Three More Years

By CONRAD BLACK, Special to the Sun
September 8, 2021

As cant and emotionalism subside, it is becoming possible to give a clear and fair assessment of the performance of the Biden Administration and of the president himself: a total failure. The shortfall of 500,000 in the expected net new job figures…

The Sum of All Fears

Democrats Abandon Regular Order To Sneak Through a Socialist America

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

So what did they hide, and when did they hide it? Key Democratic committees — Ways and Means in the House and Finance in the Senate — are marking up unheard of spending and taxing plans. Right now. Yet they are not telling the public what they’re…

Beyond Bretton Woods — the Sun’s Series So Far

By Special to the Sun
September 5, 2021

From Judy Shelton to Steve Forbes to Ron Paul to Steve Hanke, among others, here are the columns with which the Sun marked the 50th anniversary of the collapse of the Bretton Woods monetary system that had made possible the post-World War II economy…

Solidarity Forever: Capitalism and Labor

By LAWRENCE KUDLOW, Special to the Sun
September 1, 2021

Labor Day is here, and this is about labor in America. Our beloved workforce. Especially the middle-income, blue-collar Americans who literally have made this country great. They make our businesses work. They produce our goods and services. They are…

Day of the Unicorn Comes for Politico

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
August 30, 2021

As feats of publishing entrepreneurship go, it’s one for the record books, or at least the business school case studies — Politico, a Washington-centric mostly online news organization founded in 2007, will be sold to the German publisher Axel…

GOP 19 Get Snookered: Better To Delay Democrats’ Spendfest to After Election

By JOHN W. CHILDS, Special to the Sun
August 30, 2021

Nineteen Republican Senators, in an effort to burnish their bipartisanship creds, have been snookered into signing onto a quarter of President Biden’s spending extravaganza — with zip in return. Oh, sorry, they did block spending $40 billion on…

A Fight for America’s Honor

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

As much as I love America, these are the times that try an optimist’s soul. The Biden administration is running a reckless foreign policy in Afghanistan and elsewhere and a reckless economic domestic policy at home. In Afghanistan, of course…

The Biden-Soros Paradox

By IRA STOLL, Special to the Sun
August 23, 2021

Americans elected President Trump in 2016 and President Obama and Vice President Biden before that on, in part, promises to end “endless wars” and bring our troops home. Now that Mr. Biden is following through on that in Afghanistan, polls show his…

Beyond Bretton Woods: Remember Rueff

Part Ten of Our Series on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Collapse of the Gold Exchange Standard

By RALPH BENKO, Special to the Sun
August 21, 2021

President Nixon’s announcement in August 1971 that he would suspend the Bretton Woods system, “temporarily” closing the gold window, marked the beginning of the end of postwar American equitable prosperity. A decade later I was called by the Treasury…

Beyond Bretton Woods: The Constitutional Questions on Money Need To Be Answered

Edwin Vieira, in Part Nine of Our Series, Says the ‘Silence Is Deafening’

By EDWIN VIEIRA, Jr., Special to the Sun
August 17, 2021

Any close observer of contemporary discussions of monetary policy must become disheartened by the tendency to treat that subject as a matter of politics, economics, and social effects, with little to no consideration of its necessary foundation in…

Honest Money Will Require Rediscovering America’s Founders

Richard Salsman, in Part Eight of Our Series on the 50th Anniversary of the Collapse of Bretton Woods, Marks the Importance of Limited Government

By RICHARD SALSMAN, Special to the Sun
August 15, 2021

Fifty years without a gold-based monetary system is not only unprecedented in human history but unfriendly to economic prosperity, too. When President Nixon jettisoned the Bretton Woods gold-exchange standard on August 15, 1971, many thought it was…