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Moonshot: Deficit Hits Record -- Again Oct. 23, 2018

Daily Editorials

While politicians in the United States pander to their respective bases in advance of next month's m... Read More

Shooting Ourselves in the Foot Jul. 11, 2018

Walter E. Williams

The Canadian government, lining the pockets of its dairy producers, imposes high tariffs on American... Read More

Government Spending in Layman's Terms May. 02, 2018

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: My wife and I have two questions. Could you please tell us the difference between en... Read More

No Trade Barriers Mar. 07, 2018

John Stossel

No, President Trump, it's not true that if you tax imported steel, we "will have protection for the ... Read More

Why Is the GOP Terrified of Tariffs? Mar. 06, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

From Lincoln to William McKinley to Theodore Roosevelt, and from Warren Harding through Calvin Cooli... Read More

Obama's Real Debt and Deficit Legacy Feb. 20, 2018

Stephen Moore

Congressional Republicans have been raked over the coals in the last two weeks for slamming through ... Read More

Let's Limit Spending Feb. 07, 2018

Walter E. Williams

Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in... Read More

The Trump Economy Is No Great Success Jan. 28, 2018

Steve Chapman

Amid all the uncertainty about Donald Trump's presidency, his admirers are sure of one thing: The ec... Read More

Trillion-Dollar Deficit Deja Vu Jan. 04, 2018

Veronique de Rugy

After failing to pass any significant legislation during most of President Donald Trump's first year... Read More

Debt and Taxes and Perdition Nov. 23, 2017

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

Should the government borrow against the future? Should it guarantee higher taxes for your children ... Read More

States Are Going Broke Because They Broke the Bank Feb. 28, 2017

Stephen Moore

Governors and state legislators say they are running out of money again, and many are demanding tax ... Read More

The Greatest Debt Producer That God Ever Created? Jan. 26, 2017

Veronique de Rugy

Libertarians and conservatives are skeptical of the government's ability to do anything well. But th... Read More

Runaway Deficits Forever Jan. 12, 2017

Steve Chapman

Upon becoming House speaker in 1995, Newt Gingrich decided it was crucial to adopt a plan to elimina... Read More

The Trillion-Dollar Question Oct. 20, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

Have you noticed that for a few months, President Barack Obama has stopped bragging about how the fe... Read More

Stop Bleeding Red Ink, Make America Sustainable Again Jul. 21, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

The Congressional Budget Office recently released its long-term budget outlook. There isn't much new... Read More

Donald Trump vs. CNN: Score One for Donald Jun. 30, 2016

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — I see that CNN is calling upon the good offices of Mr. Potato Head to refute Dona... Read More

Reduce the Hurdles to Private Investment in Infrastructure Jun. 23, 2016

Veronique de Rugy

The Congressional Budget Office has a new report looking at the return of federal investment in tran... Read More

What Trump and Sanders Get Wrong on Trade Apr. 03, 2016

Steve Chapman

Donald Trump says the problem in the United States is that "we don't win anymore." Trade is his favo... Read More

Trade Deficit Angst Mar. 23, 2016

Walter E. Williams

Let's look at the political angst over trade deficits. A trade deficit is when people in one country... Read More

Putin Pouts Dec. 03, 2015

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — Truth be told, I once rather admired Vladimir Putin, as George W. Bush rather adm... Read More