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John Thorpe

Benzinga Staff Writer

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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
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 ...
December 09, 2011 2:03 PM
In my 34 years of life, I have never seen something quite like this. According to John Tunison of the Michigan-based Grand Rapids Press, a random sho ...
December 09, 2011 1:04 PM
As Benzinga reported earlier today, the economy is showing signs of life and may be headed toward a turnaround. Like almost all things economic, this ...
December 09, 2011 12:08 PM
Don't look now, but the economy just might be on the path to real recovery. One consumer confidence poll, just released Friday, showed the fourth str ...
December 08, 2011 4:18 PM
I remember years ago, when I used to be a die-hard Republican. I'd see some news story about how Republicans were going to "stick it" to the Democrats ...
December 08, 2011 3:18 PM
In a complete surprise to absolutely no one, Gaza militants/peace activists launched several rockets into southern Israel Thursday. The attacks came a ...
December 08, 2011 1:18 PM
I have to be honest here. I pulled a Jon Corzine once. I had taken twenty dollars from my bank account to buy some fast food. In my haste to get dres ...
December 07, 2011 4:33 PM
Three years after being elected amidst the worst financial crisis in 80 years, President Barack Obama finally threw the first real punch in what futur ...
December 07, 2011 2:49 PM
A few days after declaring himself the Republican nominee for president (despite, you know, not one single vote being cast yet), Newt Gingrich has dou ...
December 07, 2011 1:24 PM
Bankers are now free to steal as many millions of dollars as they can, because the US government has gone on record saying they are simply not interes ...
December 05, 2011 4:49 PM
According to an article on the Huffington Post, former Vice President and Spelling Bee Champion Dan Quayle will endorse Mitt Romney for President on T ...
December 05, 2011 3:57 PM
Sometimes, covering this election feels like I'm taking crazy pills. Or, more accurately, crushing them up and snorting them by the fistful. In that ...
December 05, 2011 1:09 PM
Once again, France and Germany are destroying the rest of Europe. While they have hundreds of years of engulfing the continent with their squabbles an ...
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