President Trump has picked our friend and colleague Larry Kudlow as Gary Cohn’s replacement. I’m delighted for Larry, who is a conservative true believer, a real patriot, and one of the most delightful people you will ever meet. Larry and his supply-side colleagues had an outsized influence on the tax cut, the best thing to happen domestically during the Trump administration so far, besides Gorsuch. By all accounts, he has a good rapport with Trump, and we should be glad the president is willing to continue to have a dissenting voice on tariffs in this position. Congrats all around.
The Democrats swept to power in Congress by campaigning in a way that has been successful for Democrats for generations. “Republicans will take away your health care,” they said, after having focus-grouped it. Now we are preparing for a 2020 campaign in which Donald Trump and Republicans can as easily ... Read More
Jussie Smollett, the Trump-despising star of television’s Empire who has said he was attacked by two guys yelling a pro-Trump slogan, has now hired the lawyer for Trump’s lawyer to defend him in any criminal matters that may emerge from what he claims is a vicious January 29 attack. Michael Monico, a ... Read More
What a weasel word “collusion” is. In Washington, Senator Richard Burr (R., N.C.), chairman of the Intelligence Committee, has now seen fit to pronounce that, after two years of investigation, the panel has found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian regime. Meanwhile, in a ... Read More
Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More