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John Thorpe

Benzinga Staff Writer

About

I'm a political writer and analyst who has been involved in politics since I was nine years old. It is my passion. I'm a believer that the capitalism that works best is the one in which the amassing of power is limited (and not amplified) by government. I'm a Leo and, despite the seriousness of things I usually write about, have a bit of a sense of humor. I can take a punch, and typically do. I am not always right, and love to hear from readers about what they'd do differently. Probably the best part of my job is the interaction I get to have with people I've never met, all of whom are glad to share their two cents on why I am a genius/jerk/scumbag/hero. With that in mind, please feel free to comment on any of my stories (I read them all) or, if the matter is more personal, to contact me directly at john@benzinga.com
July 12, 2012 1:40 PM
Editor's Note: This is an opinion-based contributor piece. The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect Benzinga. If America ever des ...
December 15, 2011 5:38 PM
He has millions of volunteers, tens of millions of dollars, and one consistent message. After tonight's 9 p.m EST debate, only one question will remai ...
December 15, 2011 3:16 PM
It might be a classic case of a negative result emerging from a positive event. Today marked the official end to the Iraq War — a nine year odyssey ...
December 15, 2011 1:30 PM
Once again, the sagging housing market strikes a blow on the American economy's recovery. According to Thursday's report from the Federal Reserve, U. ...
December 15, 2011 12:28 PM
If you enjoy lazy football Sundays as much as I do, your outlook for the next decade just got a lot brighter. After watching the league nearly fritte ...
December 14, 2011 3:33 PM
Today's report that China has added additional tariffs to US automaker SUVs and midsize and large cars suggests that they certainly are. The new tari ...
December 14, 2011 1:03 PM
Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) announced today that it has reached an agreement to buy half of Saudi Arabia's Aujan Industries' drinks business. If you're a Ben ...
December 13, 2011 1:02 PM
Facebook launched a new program Tuesday, aiming to connect suicidal users with crisis hotlines and immediate, online crisis counselors. The idea is f ...
December 13, 2011 12:09 PM
Halfway around the globe, rumors are flying that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is preparing to buy Israeli flash storage technology maker Anobit for as much as ...
December 13, 2011 11:39 AM
I guess I never really thought about how many airplanes an airline would need. Surely, they'd be a major purchase that would get bought in batches, a ...
December 13, 2011 9:10 AM
If the economy is going to turn around in 2012, resolving three items will lead the way: housing, oil prices, and debt — particularly European sover ...
December 12, 2011 3:40 PM
Thank God. Or rather, thank Barack Obama, who finally, mercifully, years-later-than-necessary pulled the plug on the pointless war in Iraq. The last ...
December 12, 2011 2:20 PM
It really depends on how on-the-ball the corporate IT departments are of the companies you invest in. Last week, the internet opened up for sale the ...
December 12, 2011 10:50 AM
Maybe the next time Newt Gingrich goes on one of his Blingrich diamond-shopping sprees, he can do so aboard a space shuttle. Researchers at the Ohio ...

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