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Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore is an economic consultant with Freedom Works. He received a bachelor of arts degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a master of arts degree in economics from George Mason University.

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For House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the shutdown showdown has become increasingly personal. (Associated Press/File)

Navigating the Pelosi shutdown

On Saturday President Trump shrewdly flipped the table on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the government shutdown standoff. Published January 20, 2019

Chart to accompany Moore article of Jan. 14, 2019.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vs. JFK

Oh how far the Democratic Party has fallen. In recent days we've seen the new darling of the Democrats, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, crusading for a 70 percent income tax rate. Published January 13, 2019

Illustration on the nation's ideological divide by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Navigating the great divide

In the months after the election of Donald Trump, there was a mini-political movement in California to get the Golden State to secede from the Union. Published January 6, 2019

Illustration on a job rich U.S. economy by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

2018, the year of the worker

If 2017 was the year of the investor with stock market gains of more than 25 percent during President Trump's first year in office, 2018 was undoubtedly the year of the American worker. Published December 30, 2018

Illustration on incompetence at the Fed    The Washington Times

Fire the Fed

In one of the most remarkable Abbott and Costello routines in modern times, the economic wizards at the Fed again raised interest rates on Tuesday. Their cracker jack logic for doing so is to steer America on a course toward recession so they have the tools in hand to end the recession that they themselves created. Can anyone tell us who's on first? Published December 23, 2018

People walks down the stairs inside the venue of the COP24 U.N. Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice , Poland, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.  The two-week meeting brings together diplomats and interested pressure groups from almost 200 countries to discuss the 2015 Paris Accord and other climate issues.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Follow the (climate change) money

The first iron rule of American politics is: Follow the money. This explains, oh, about 80 percent of what goes on in Washington. Published December 16, 2018

No New Taxes Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

The Bush tax betrayal

The eulogies for George H.W. Bush keep rolling in and a great American hero's life has been given proper tribute. Published December 9, 2018

Chart to accompany Moore article of Dec. 3, 2018.

Regaining trust on money issues

Republicans need to regain the offensive on the fiscal issues. The GOP has somehow allowed big spending Democrats to get to the right of them on the issue of financial responsibility and balanced budgets. Published December 2, 2018

The recession myth

There's an old saying that Wall Street economists have predicted eight of the last two recessions. The bears in the economics profession keep getting paid a lot of money misreading the nation's economic weather vanes — whether it was the power and durability of the Reagan expansion in the 1980s, the ferocious bull market of the late 1990s, the after-effects of the 9/11 attacks, or most recently the phenomenal revival of growth in President Trump's first years in office. Published November 25, 2018

Charting the danger of the modern left

No one understands the dysfunctions and debilitating impact of America's political system in the swamp better than Mark Melcher and Steve Soukup. For decades between them, they followed Washington for Wall Street at one of America's largest brokerage houses. For the last 16 years, the two have run their own, independent research shop, delivering political commentary and forecasting to the investment community, studying the intersection between politics and economics. This pushed them into a relentless pursuit of the new left -- measuring its deleterious impact on everything it touches -- most especially Western civilization. Published November 12, 2018

FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., asks a question of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Fannie Mae and 'Freddie Maxine'

Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California appears a lock to become the next chairman of the powerful Financial Services Committee. Ms. Waters is pledging to be a diligent watchdog for mom and pop investors, and recently told a crowd that when it comes to the big banks, investment houses and insurance companies, "we are going to do to them, what they did to us." I'm not going to cry too many tears for Wall Street since they poured money behind the Democrats in these midterm elections. You get what you pay for. Published November 11, 2018

Election Waves Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Five midterm races that matter most

I've been arguing for months that the ideal outcome in the midterm elections to set up Donald Trump for a landslide re-election in 2020 is for Republicans to hold the Senate and narrowly lose the House. Published November 4, 2018

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Why the left hates prosperity

Here is Moore's rule of modern day politics: The better the economy performs under President Trump and the more successes he racks up, the more unhinged the left becomes. It's a near linear relationship. And it goes for media as well. Published October 28, 2018

Illustration on the prospect of socialized medicine in America by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

'Medicare for all'

It seems like just yesterday that Democrats were telling us that under Obamacare, "if you like your doctor and if you like your health plan you can keep it." Published October 21, 2018

Chart to accompany Moore article of Oct. 14, 2018.

Trump's North American trade triumph

For those on the left and right who were certain that Donald Trump's presidency meant the end of global free trade ... think again. Though President Trump's critics have dismissed the significance of the new Mexico and Canada trade deal, it's hard to deny it's a welcome advance for the economy on the entire continent. Published October 14, 2018

Credit Ratings by Tweedledum and Tweedledee Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Ending the credit-rating agency racket

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the housing market meltdown that led to the Great Recession. Is another crisis looming around the corner? Published October 7, 2018

A trillion-dollar blunder

I have spent some two to three decades railing against faulty budgetary scoring of tax bills, but the latest charade from the Congressioanl Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Tax Committee takes the cake. The story of fiscal phony math is so indefensible when it comes to the Trump tax cut that you may not believe it could be true. Alas, it is. Published September 30, 2018

Republicans Ignoring Political Importance of the Wall Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Saving the Republican Congress

Even at this late hour, Donald Trump can save the Republican Congress in November — if they want to be saved. To understand how, we need to rewind back to this time last year. Published September 23, 2018

Green Energy Mandates Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

How solar and wind mandates tax the poor and middle class

Liberals love to talk about helping the poor and the middle class and they are obsessed with reducing income inequality. So why is it that across the country they are pushing one of the most regressive taxes in modern times? Published September 16, 2018