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James P. Gannon
James P. Gannon is a retired former Wall Street Journal reporter and newspaper editor. He lives in Virginia.
by | Jan 9, 2014

Always ready to meddle in other people’s business, the Washington Post in a recent editorial advised Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to start 2014 by changing the name of the team. Though a new national poll shows that 71% of…

by | Jan 3, 2013

After the McConnell sell-out and the Boehner betrayal, after the disgraceful abandonment of principles and conservative values by the Washington Republican establishment, what is the proper response from outraged conservative believers in limited government and fiscal responsibility? I have been…

by | Oct 24, 2011

If President Barack Obama were a legal document, he’d be a sub-prime home loan. The nation’s housing crisis seems an apt metaphor for the president and his political position one year before he stands for re-election. Like nearly a quarter…

by | Jul 25, 2011

The July 4 issue of Time magazine carried an image of the U.S. Constitution on its cover, along with the headline: “Does It Still Matter?” The photo of the Constitution showed it was being shredded into narrow strips — which…

by | Feb 27, 2011

In a bold and daring move that suggested Churchillian backbone, the British military on Saturday flew military aircraft into Libya to rescue oil workers and others stranded in desert locations amid the escalating violence of Moammar Gaddafi’s reign of terror….

by | Oct 25, 2010

One of the most striking things about this year’s political discourse (as if name-calling and wild accusations can be dignified with such a term) is that what used to be considered traditional and commonplace thinking is now labeled as extremism…

by | Oct 4, 2010

The reason that the mid-term election of 2010 is so important is that our county is at a critical tipping point. The concept of the tipping point was popularized by the book of that name first published in 2000 by…

by | Aug 25, 2010

Thoughts while pondering the 43 cents of interest I earned on my savings. A few days ago I received my monthly statement from Fidelity Investments, where I keep some of my retirement savings. It told me that the cash I…

by | Aug 6, 2010

How can a Jeep TV commercial make more sense than America’s economic policy? I don’t usually pay much attention to television commercials — most of the time I just hit the mute button. But lately, an ad for the Jeep…

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