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JOHN STEELE GORDON

JOHN STEELE GORDON

John Steele Gordon is an economic historian and the author of, among other works, An Empire of Wealth:The Epic History of American Economic Power.

establishment gop

Washington is all atwitter (a word coined in 1833, but with new meaning in the 21st century) over the Congressional Budget Office scoring of the...
Al Franken

In American politics, it’s never too soon to start talking about the next presidential election--now only three years and nine months away. Donald Trump, presumably, will...
dow jones

The Dow-Jones Industrial Average crossed the 20,000-point milestone shortly after opening this morning, continuing the rally that began a couple of days before Election Day...
terror

Hardly had the ink dried on its attempt to deceive its readers about “climate change” than the New York Times was at it again. This time, the headline (in the...
Donald Trump

According to reports, Donald Trump’s inaugural address today will run about 20 minutes, making it one of the shorter ones in history. The shortest of...
New York Times

The New York Times this morning had a story splashed across its front page with the ominous headline, “Earth Sets a Temperature Record for Third Straight Year.” Its first...
Jobs report

The December jobs report out this morning from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a net increase of 156,000 jobs and an uptick in the...
fascism

The dark night of fascism is about to descend on America. Or at least so a full-page from “refusefascism.org” in today’s New York Times proclaims. The ad is signed...
Paul Krugman

Early on November 9th, as Donald Trump closed in on the presidency, markets around the world plunged. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman apparently saw this...
Pearl Harbor

Seventy-five years ago today, Japanese carrier-based airplanes swept over the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and inflicted upon the American Navy the worst defeat...