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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

Illustration on the need for effective judicial reform by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

A Biden commission on judicial reform won’t fix what’s broken

Should the Democrats win both runoff elections in Georgia and gain control of the Senate, President-elect Joe Biden and Democratic leaders will come under considerable pressure from their more radical party members to pack the U.S. Supreme Court. Published December 13, 2020

Don't lose confidence in the election process illustration by The Washington Times

Republicans must move to the center to win the midterm elections

Democrats sought to fundamentally restructure American democracy -- pack the Senate by granting statehood to a federal district one-eighteenth the size of Rhode Island and turn the U.S. Supreme Court into a House of Lords. Published December 4, 2020

In this March 26, 2020, file photo, an indoors sitting bar is closed inside the Gelson's Market in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County announced new coronavirus-related restrictions Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, that will prohibit in-person dining for at least three weeks as cases rise at the start of the holiday season and officials statewide begged Californians to avoid traveling or gathering in groups for Thanksgiving. LA County's new rules take effect Wednesday at 10 p.m., restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars will only be able to offer takeout, drive-thru, and delivery services. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Biden must make a COVID-19 stimulus bill happen now

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times," the oft-quoted opening line from "A Tale of Two Cities," is an apt description of the American economy. And we know how those times ended -- in revolution. Published December 1, 2020

Illustration on the world direction during the trump presidency by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Why Trump should be reelected

The president's primary responsibilities are to protect national security and enable inclusive prosperity. Mr. Trump's record and Biden's facile vision make the incumbent the better choice. Published September 23, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

America’s broken unemployment insurance program

The nation's unemployment insurance system is broken. The Financial Crisis and COVID-19 made painfully clear that it poorly serves our front-line workers and inadequately boosts consumer spending during recessions. Published September 15, 2020