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Andrew, Pete, Troy and I are pleased and exceptionally happy to announce that, beginning today, Bruce Bartlett, who has made a career in Washington with his take-no-prisoners analysis on budget and tax issues, has joined Capital Gains and Games.

In case you’re not familiar with him, Bruce is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Impostor: How George W. Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy, and hundreds of articles in national publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and New Republic.

Posted by Stan Collender

Next Tuesday will be a big day at Capital Gains and Games as Andrew, Pete, Troy, and I welcome a big-name fourth blogger to the family.

Her...or his...first post will be Tuesday morning as we all get ready for the president's big health care speech to a joint session of Congress the following day.

Trust won't be disappointed.


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Here's the short print story and the full online list of the blogs that made the top 25.

On behalf of Andrew, Pete, and Troy...

We'd like to thank the academy, our high school teachers, our agents and, of course, our families for their support.

It was great working with the best cast and crew ever to be assembled.

It would have been an honor just to be nominated, but to win this prestigious award...



Posted by Stan Collender

It was a year ago today that four crazy kids joined together to create the current version of Capital Gains and Games.  We had no idea, of course, that the financial and political worlds would turn upside down and inside out more than once during the past twelve months.  In fact, had we known last March what was about to happen, we probably would have started a hedge fund rather than a blog.

Working with Andrew, Pete, and Troy has been a true joy.  The fact that CG&G has become a destination blog for so many people has been a source of wonderment.  And our ability to use the blogosphere to add to the discussion has been a source of deep satisfaction.

To commemorate our first anniversary, we've asked a number of other economic and political bloggers to guest post on CG&G in the coming weeks.  Andrew, Pete, and I will then respond in our own styles and invite you to do the same.

We're also considering a few new fun ideas, including podcasts.

Thank you all for a great first year.


Posted by Stan Collender

Today is the one-month anniversary of the new and improved Capital Gains and Games.

It's been a great four weeks for Andrew, Pete, Troy, and me.  Although I had worked with everyone else individually before the new CG&G began, I never imagined that the chemistry that has developed between we four bloggers-in-crime would be as good as it has become in such a short period.

And the comments...that is, your comments...have been a source of wonder and inspiration.  Please keep them coming, and coming, and...

CG&G isn't getting any younger, so we already have some new things planned.  For example, podcasts featuring one or more of us are not that far away. And if we're doing audio, can video be that far behind?

On behalf of everyone at Capital Gains and Games, many thanks.  We'll all talk to you soon.

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