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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.

Noah, your post regarding CNN's poll versus CNN's spin regarding that poll--spin that might just as well have been written before the poll was taken...

As the world economy integrates more tightly with every passing week, the global trading system becomes more and more critical to a future of...

Jennifer Rubin notes that the McCain campaign has gone to war with the New York Times, charging the Times with systemic and deliberate bias. This is...

No one makes fun of the powerful if they know what's good for them. That's why when people start to do so, it is a sure sign...

The polls have all shown an upswing in the fortunes of John McCain since he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate. Perhaps more...

Jennifer Rubin writes, "No matter what a candidate's financial situation, no matter how many book deals or what corporate jobs their spouses hold, they are...

Jay Hogan, in the Comments section on my previous post, points out that William McKinley and Franklin Roosevelt both died early on in their second...

John McCain is 72 and actuarially has a higher risk of dying in office than a younger man. But he is in good health (he's...

Yesterday the New York Times ran a story about Medicare fraud in which it was reported that not only was fraud rife in the system,...

The AP reports that the McCain campaign accused Barack Obama of injecting race into the campaign with the following statement: Nobody thinks that Bush and McCain...

With gas at $4.00 a gallon, there is, once again, much talk of tightening CAFE standards for automobile mileage that have been around since 1975,...

You have to love the headline on the AP story about McCain's health-care plan: "McCain's Health Plan: a Threat to Employer Plans?" This is...