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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 estimable Robert Samuelson of the Washington Post had a must-read column yesterday titled "Obama's Risky Debt." Samuelson writes that the administration is...

As Jennifer noted this morning, Representative Jeff Flake's motion to have the House Ethics Committee investigate Rep. John Murtha was defeated on Tuesday,...

As an addendum to my earlier post, the AP is now reporting that the finances of both Social Security and Medicare, especially the latter, are...

The Obama Administration is bent on taking over healthcare in this country, and as Jennifer has pointed out, it is by no means above making...

The figurative mobs forming to professionally lynch John Yoo and Judge Jay Bybee are truly frightening to anyone who reveres the rule of law. But...

The risk-taking New York real estate developer William Zeckendorf loved to say he would “rather be alive at 20 percent than dead at the prime...

Jennifer refers to the lead editorial in today's Wall Street Journal, about President Obama's openness to investigating -- and perhaps trying -- government officials...

Jennifer will get no argument from me that ethanol has been a disaster for everyone who does not happen to be a corn ...

In that intellectual wasteland known as the typical New York Times editorial, inconvenient facts and simple logic are never allowed to intrude on the...

On February 9th, President Obama visited Elkhart, Indiana, the American community with the country’s highest unemployment rate, 15.3 percent. (It had been only...

On February 9th, President Obama visited Elkhart, Indiana, the American community with the country's highest unemployment rate, 15.3 percent. (It had been only 4.7 percent...

I couldn't agree more with J. G. Thayer about both presidential humor and Barack Obama's apparent lack thereof.  But I would put in a good...