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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.

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...

The state of Maine, with a Democratic legislature and a Democratic governor, has enacted the country's first (nearly) flat tax. The previous income...

Kodachrome film will soon be no more. It's been around since 1935 and Paul Simon wrote a song about it in 1973. But ...

For the first time since he took office, President Obama's approval rating in the Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll has gone negative. Thirty-two percent...

Michael Barone knows the political landscape of this country like most people know the landscape of their backyards. Moreover, he knows, in detail, how...

Alexander Pope decried the American Indian's "untutor'd mind" that "Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind." But Pope never encountered the Indian Health...

Yesterday the stock market was in the doldrums. It opened about sixty points down on the Dow from its previous day close and ...

As someone else who makes what is laughingly referred to as a living by writing, I stand as one with Max and Harlan...

In today's column, Paul Krugman effectively lays the blame for all that is wrong with the country's healthcare system at the feet of...

Abe is right on regarding the tendentious BBC headline. But it is just one example of a very widespread problem in political journalism. Mark Twain...

In his New York Times column today, Paul Krugman shows that his ability to wear two hats (Nobel-Prize-winning economist and intellectually dishonest partisan)...

Sometimes you just have to wonder if there is sentient life on the opinion floor of the New York Times Building. Yesterday, the Times ran...