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James Pethokoukis

Columnist

James Pethokoukis is the DeWitt Wallace Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute where he runs the AEIdeas blog. He has also written for The New York Times, National Review, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, and other places.

Welcome to the Trump Slump
President Trump.
Opinion

Welcome to the Trump Slump

Is a recession coming for Trump? You wish.
President Trump.
Opinion

Is a recession coming for Trump? You wish.

The real reason Republicans should be concerned Google skews liberal
Sundar Pichai.
Opinion

The real reason Republicans should be concerned Google skews liberal

Congress needs to get its nerd on
Mitch McConnell.
Analysis

Congress needs to get its nerd on

Trump punches free enterprise
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump punches free enterprise

Republicans have a big new economic idea. It's terrible.
A lock.
Opinion

Republicans have a big new economic idea. It's terrible.

Why New York and Virginia were right to gamble on Amazon
The Statue of Liberty.
Opinion

Why New York and Virginia were right to gamble on Amazon

The GOP just got hammered during an economic boom. What happens when it goes bust?
President Trump.
Opinion

The GOP just got hammered during an economic boom. What happens when it goes bust?

Why the Trump boomlet may soon fade
President Trump
Analysis

Why the Trump boomlet may soon fade

Repeal and replace the Trump tax cuts
President Trump.
Opinion

Repeal and replace the Trump tax cuts

The sun sets on Sears
A vacant Sears store.
Analysis

The sun sets on Sears

A $15 minimum wage is great for Amazon. It is not great for America.
Washington state.
Opinion

A $15 minimum wage is great for Amazon. It is not great for America.

The trouble with Trumponomics
President Trump.
Opinion

The trouble with Trumponomics

Trump's trade war and the abandonment of American ideals
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump's trade war and the abandonment of American ideals

Conservatives are blaming Obama for the economy's sluggish recovery. Here's why they're wrong.
Barack Obama.
Analysis

Conservatives are blaming Obama for the economy's sluggish recovery. Here's why they're wrong.

Trump searches for justice
President Trump.
Opinion

Trump searches for justice

Will Silicon Valley's political hell ever end?
Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey.
Opinion

Will Silicon Valley's political hell ever end?

Capitalism isn't broken
U.S. dollar being ripped in half
Opinion

Capitalism isn't broken

Will Republicans ruin the internet?
The GOP symbol.
Opinion

Will Republicans ruin the internet?

Apple got to $1 trillion the right way
Steve Jobs.
Opinion

Apple got to $1 trillion the right way

America's economy is booming. Trump has nothing to do with it.
Trump points to positive green line of economy not actually caused by his tax cuts
Opinion

America's economy is booming. Trump has nothing to do with it.

Europe's idiotic war on Google
Margrethe Vestager.
Opinion

Europe's idiotic war on Google

It's time for Republicans to end Trump's trade war
Paul Ryan.
Opinion

It's time for Republicans to end Trump's trade war

America needs more people
An old man sits alone in a stadium because there aren't enough American people to fill it or our jobs
Opinion

America needs more people

Trump's $200 billion mistake
President Trump walks away from a red Chinese flag and toward an American flag while waving goodbye
Opinion

Trump's $200 billion mistake

Beware the Trexit
A globe.
Opinion

Beware the Trexit

The alarming disappearance of debt concern
Dollar bill fading just like everyone who cares about debt
Opinion

The alarming disappearance of debt concern

Here comes another global financial crisis ...
The earth rolling off a cliff.
Opinion

Here comes another global financial crisis ...

Leave Silicon Valley alone
Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, and Tim Cook.
Opinion

Leave Silicon Valley alone

Why economic policymakers need to think like physicists
Money and atoms.
Opinion

Why economic policymakers need to think like physicists

Trump is MIA on AI
A robotic hand.
Opinion

Trump is MIA on AI

Is China about to punk Trump on trade?
President Trump and Xi Jinping.
Opinion

Is China about to punk Trump on trade?

Democrats' desperate radicalism
A donkey wearing a mask.
Opinion

Democrats' desperate radicalism

How America can win its tech war with China
Xi Jinping and Donald Trump.
Opinion

How America can win its tech war with China

The left thinks Mark Zuckerberg escaped danger in Congress. The right sees it very differently.
Mark Zuckerberg.
Opinion

The left thinks Mark Zuckerberg escaped danger in Congress. The right sees it very differently.

Trump's dangerous economic gambles
Playing cards.
Opinion

Trump's dangerous economic gambles