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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

Columns by Peter Morici

China Policy Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Biden’s lack of a Cold War China policy

China's global ambitions pose an existential threat to western democracy, prosperity and security but the Biden Administration offers no comprehensive policy to lead our allies or defend American interests. Published November 30, 2021

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Fed Chairman Powell is delusional about inflation

President Joe Biden makes policies on hopes, prayers and dreams, like the cost of "Building Back Better" is zero, the promise that the Afghan army would hold, and at over at the Federal Reserve, inflation is transitory. Published November 17, 2021

In this image released by Brunei ASEAN Summit, United States President Joe Biden speaks in the virtual meeting of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit with the leaders members states on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Southeast Asian leaders began their annual summit without Myanmar on Tuesday amid a diplomatic standoff over the exclusion of the leader of the military-ruled nation from the group's meetings. An empty box of Myanmar is seen at bottom second from right. (Brunei ASEAN Summit via AP)

Biden’s empty suit foreign policy

President Biden's foreign policy promises a return to multilateralism, but it looks more like Neville Chamberlain's appeasement with Russia and China than Winston Churchill's grand alliance. Published October 26, 2021

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