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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.

Get ready for a political donnybrook in California. The California Tax Commission, charged with designing a new tax system for the state to replace the...

The New York Post is reporting that unemployment among young workers (aged 16-24, excluding students) has reached a postwar high of 52.2 percent. It had...

Jennifer wrote this morning about the discharge petition now under consideration in the House. It would force a vote on a measure to change House rules so...

As Jonathan Tobin noted last evening, the New York Times ran a story that has been big news across the blogosphere for quite a while...

Reuters is reporting that Manuel Zelaya, the ousted president of Honduras, has managed to return to the country and is now holed up in the...

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) accidentally revealed the fatal flaw in ObamaCare yesterday on Fox News Sunday when she was interviewed by Chris Wallace. Ostensibly, the...

Scott Rasmussen has a new poll out regarding political labels. The public, it seems, doesn't like any of them. "Liberal" continues its long slide, and...

John reported last night on a short passage in Obama's speech that he regarded as revealing. I agree totally. "But by avoiding some of the...

One of the nice things about being a historian is that you get to play God. You know what the future holds, while the people...

In yesterday's book review in the Wall Street Journal (the book under review was 1688: The First Modern Revolution by Steve Pincus), William Anthony Hay...

I'm really beginning to miss George W. Bush's characteristic humility. All people who reach the White House have healthy egos and ambition to...

Political correctness has been slowly poisoning the English language for some time now. But it has until recently confined itself to one whole word or...