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Peter Morici

Peter Morici

Peter Morici is an economist and business professor at the University of Maryland, and a national columnist. He can be reached at

Articles by Peter Morici

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses reporters after beating back the recall attempt that aimed to remove him from office, in Sacramento, Calif. California Republicans are looking to quickly move on from a recall election that saw Gov. Newsom reinforce his political clout and add to the long list of Election Day disappointments for the state GOP. A three-day convention of party delegates that starts Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, will include its share of soul searching and finger-pointing, with the party facing the truth that Republicans have been unable to win a statewide race in California since 2006. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California recall flop a warning to Republicans

Gavin Newsom's overwhelming victory in California's recall vote is a warning to Republicans to change their strategies and platform if they want to succeed in the mid-term elections. Published September 28, 2021

Illustration on China's advances militarily and economically and clueless Biden by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Team Biden clueless on China

President Biden has identified China as the preeminent international challenge facing the United States, but his administration lacks a coherent policy. Published September 21, 2021

The Wreck of Afghanistan Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Biden’s shameful exit from Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, Americans are taking a terrible humiliation, but the United States and our allies face greater dangers if we take the wrong lessons from this debacle. Published August 31, 2021

In this Nov. 12, 2020, photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Democrats will never let a good crisis go to waste

Every great crisis elicits a massive expansion of government -- wars, crop failures, financial meltdowns, and pandemics threaten security, public health, and livelihoods. Published July 20, 2021

Over Taxed Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Fixing Biden’s fix for the capital gains tax

President Biden wants to raise taxes on capital gains but if he is serious about competing with China in high-tech industries, then he should change his thinking. Published July 6, 2021

Fed Inflationary Policy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Don’t believe Biden’s Fed about inflation

The Fed has convinced itself and financial markets the recent surge in prices is temporary. That forecast is politically expedient -- it's in line with President Biden's budget. Published June 22, 2021

Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

Acknowledging America’s baby drought

Policymakers rightly worry about COVID-19's negative impacts on women in the workplace, but the pandemic has accelerated even more threatening consequences for the economy. Published June 16, 2021

FIn this March 16, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. On Biden’s first foreign trip as president, he will find many of his hosts in Europe welcoming but wary after a tense four years between Europe and the U.S. under former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Biden’s budget would turn America into a pizza dough republic

Joe Biden ran on a platform to Build Back Better -- strengthen the economy and apply the dividend to social justice and equity issues -- but it seems he's given up on making America more competitive and adopted the Italian playbook -- borrowing to buy off a restive left with social programs. Published June 8, 2021