James Pethokoukis is the “Money & Politics” columnist-blogger for the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, he was the Washington columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. Mr. Pethokoukis has written for many publications, including USNews & World Report, the New York Times, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, USA Today, and Investor’s Business Daily. He is also an official CNBC contributor and has appeared numerous times on MSNBC, the Fox News Channel, the Fox Business Network, The McLaughlin Group, CNN, and the Nightly Business Report on PBS. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Medill School of Journalism, Mr. Pethokoukis is a 2002 Jeopardy! champion.