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Larry Kudlow
Larry Kudlow
Senior Contributor, CNBC

What About The Brainiacs?

Jian Zhen Huang, who applied for a United States U visa based on being victimized in an attack on the street while visiting New York City, poses near her current home in Fairbanks, Alaska, October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Mason

Is this immigration game really worth the candle? I think not. And I say this as someone who is an immigration reformer, not a restrictionist.

Marriage Is Pro-Growth

9:21 AM 11/15/2014

The greatest economic challenge of our time is how to restore economic growth. Over the past dozen years, average real growth has slowed to 1.8 percent annually, under both Republican and Democratic presidents and congresses. It’s a bipartisan problem.

For 2016, Hillary Had The Worst Night​

7:00 PM 11/07/2014

We all know the Republican midterm landslide was largely a repudiation of President Obama’s policies and his handling of the job of chief executive. And of course, we don’t know who will succeed him in 2016. But buried deep inside Tuesday’s exit polls is a series of numbers on presidential contenders that will blow your mind. It’s completely different from most anything you’ve seen in the newspapers, the Internet, or on TV.

A Return To The JFK-Reagan Economic Model

9:19 AM 11/03/2014

Election Day will produce a new Republican Congress, or so the latest polls tell us. If so, the huge losses for the Obama Democrats -- both in 2010 and this year -- will have come in large measure from the economic failures of a party that has moved radically left over the past 20 years.

Lower Oil Prices Are Unambiguously Good

8:35 PM 10/19/2014

Steep stock market corrections often create shrouds of pessimism that do bad things to people’s brainpower. And one of the absolutely stupidest things I have heard in recent weeks is that the recent drop in oil prices is bad. You heard me right. Serious people on financial television are saying lower oil prices are a signal of worldwide economic collapse. Here at home that translates to recession, deflation, a profits collapse, and rising unemployment.

How About A Little Optimism?

10:02 AM 10/11/2014

So President Obama gives a major economics speech towards the end of last week, and the next week stocks get clobbered. It was the worst correction in many months. There’s probably no direct cause and effect here. But it’s worth noting that the president has been speaking out of all sides of his mouth during the market volatility.

None Can Call It Treason: RFK Jr.’s Absurd Attack On The Kochs

11:02 AM 10/01/2014

A couple of weeks ago at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, several hundred people went to their feet to applaud a speech delivered by David H. Koch. The occasion was the opening of the Met’s new façade on Fifth Avenue. It runs four city blocks, and is complete with new fountains, paving, lighting, landscaping, and seating areas for visitors. Mr. Koch contributed the entire $65 million cost of the project, which took years to complete.

Support Obama’s New ISIS Plan

7:55 PM 09/11/2014

I know he’s made a million mistakes. And I have opposed nearly all his domestic and international policies. But after watching Obama’s intense ISIS speech Wednesday night, and reading the text several times, I think the president basically -- finally -- got it right.

The Obama Bank Shakedown

5:32 PM 08/22/2014

The $16.65 billion settlement by Bank of America over financial-crisis-era mortgage securities "highlights a pattern of the government extorting the banks," Dick Kovacevich said on CNBC this week. (Italics mine.) Kovacevich is the former Wells Fargo chairman and CEO. I've known him for years. He ran a great bank. He kept Wells Fargo clean during the credit meltdown. And unusual for a big-bank CEO, he strongly supports free-market principles.

Governor Perry Still Looks Strong

4:20 PM 08/18/2014

The so-called "abuse of power" indictment of Texas governor Rick Perry is not only not going to hurt him in the 2016 GOP sweepstakes, it might actually help him. I say that because Perry immediately fired back at the charges with no hesitation, labeling the indictment the partisan political ploy that it really is. And in terms of threatening to veto legislation that would have funded the state's Public Integrity Unit, run by Travis County district attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, Perry held his Texas constitutional ground. In a number of TV appearances, Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA, but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.

Where Is The GOP’s Better Deal?

6:30 PM 08/01/2014

Businesses created over 200,000 new jobs for the sixth straight month. Second-quarter GDP rebounded by 4 percent from the winter-weather doldrums. And the ISM manufacturing report exceeded all expectations, with big gains in new orders and employment.

Under the Good Jobs-Report Hood

5:32 PM 07/03/2014

Good news for the American worker: Employment in June surged 288,000, with a 262,000 gain in the private sector, easily beating the consensus forecast of 215,000 new payrolls. This marks the fifth consecutive monthly increase of 200,000 or more jobs, the best five-month stretch since early 2006. As for the unemployment rate, it dropped from 6.3 to 6.1 percent.