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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.

We get results. The House this afternoon passed a bill transferring $2 billion from the Stimulus Bill money to Cars for Clunkers,...

The Cars for Clunkers program has been a surprising success. It was supposed to run through November but ran out of cash in...

Like Jennifer, I too found the Wall Street Journal's story on latter-day federal penny-pinching fascinating. I have two comments: 1) Here is the perfect...

President Obama's health-care reform appears to be in increasing trouble. The costs, as scored by the Congressional Budget Office, would be horrendous, public...

I agree totally with John that ObamaCare is a journey into the failed liberal past. But it reminds me, yet again, that there...

USA Today has an astonishing interactive graph showing Gallop's polling on presidential approval ratings since Harry Truman assumed the presidency on April...

As Jennifer has pointed out, Sonya Sotomayor has been less than impressive in her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. No Frankfurter, Brandeis,...

Kenneth Hennessey, who served George W. Bush as senior White House economics advisor, has an important blog entry responding to President Obama's column ...

As far as I know, there is no word in English for the opposite of jingoist. But if there were, its entry in...

The New York Times this morning has a long lead editorial on reforming what is laughingly referred to as the New York State ...

In the many thoughtful, and enlightening comments to my previous post there is much discussion about whether there is a consensus among climate scientists as...

The Cap-and-Trade bill that passed the House yesterday will be a declaration of war on the American economy if it ever is enacted into...