Tag: Larry Kudlow

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America enjoy watching U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley stand her ground after chief Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suggests Haley was confused about whether new sanctions had been ordered against Russia.  They also shudder as more horrible allegations come out against disgraced Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, and because he won’t resign even after top GOP leaders urged him to step down.  They roll their eyes as independent 2016 presidential candidate Evan McMullin remains mired in campaign debt and has missed his last three required filings with the Federal Elections Commission.  And Jim and Greg pay tribute to the remarkable life of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Forecasting Is Hard: Larry Kudlow Edition


The Trump White House could sure use a passionate and persuasive advocate for the value of free markets and open economies. And it is my hope that Larry Kudlow will ably fill that role as the new director of the National Economic Council.

But I can see how people might disagree with the appointment. Perhaps you think the role should be filled by a Ph.D. economist, which Kudlow isn’t. Fine. Nor has Kudlow recently been in a position with significant management responsibilities. Also a perfectly reasonable opinion. And I myself have become highly critical of Kudlow’s “supply-side” economics and the almost magical power it attributes to tax cuts.

(Then again, perhaps, better a super-optimist than someone who might want to, say, dismantle the global trading system that has produced peace, prosperity, and drawn a billion people out of deep poverty.)

Tariffs and the looming threat of a trade war, the White House shaking up its economic team, and the president suggesting another round of tax cuts begs the question: what next in Washington, DC? Dr. Michael J. Boskin, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and the Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discusses what President Trump can do to keep the economy growing and takes a look at the financial health of California—the scene of this week’s visit by President Trump.

Richard Epstein contrasts two recent actions by the Trump Administration — the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum, and the blocking of a foreign company’s attempts to take over an American tech firm — to demonstrate when national security concerns justify restrictions on trade … and when they don’t.

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Ronald Reagan’s policies of reducing regulations, negotiating a deal with Asian exporters to stop devaluing their currencies, and lowering taxes lead to a robust economy which created twice the number of jobs and twice the Gross Domestic Product seen in our current vaunted ‘recovery’. Economist Peter Morici explains: To listen to President Obama, Americans live in a […]

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Kudlow Decides Against CT Senate Run


Bad news for Connecticut:

Larry Kudlow had been eyeing a challenge to Sen. Richard Blumenthal for months, though he had not made any formal announcement. Throughout the past few months, Kudlow continued contributing and writing for CNBC, including interviewing several presidential candidates. Despite questions surrounding a possible candidate getting free airtime, the network asserted that Kudlow is not a CNBC employee (he stopped hosting a show in 2014).

Trump Reconsidered


It’s time for those of us holding our noses at Trump to reconsider our approach. He’s not our cup of tea, but he may be a cup we have to drink from. Barring a minor miracle in Iowa, or a major one in New Hampshire, Trump is going to be our nominee. He may even be the president. It’s time we tried to make that unwanted cup as palatable as possible.

A Personal Note on Larry Kudlow — James Pethokoukis


Tonight is the final episode of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report.” Now Larry Kudlow isn’t retiring, thank goodness. He’ll still pop up regularly on the network’s programs as senior contributor.

But early evening Monday through Friday won’t be quite the same without Larry’s lively recap and spot-on analysis of the day’s business and political events, as well as his infectious testimony on the wonder-working power of economic freedom.