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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, and Stanley Fischer, right, Governor of the Bank of Israel, talk together outside the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium on Friday.

Bernanke joins America, gives up on Congress

09/01/12 10:00PM

When Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke spoke on Friday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, it seemed he had given up all hope of Congress listening to the warning he made in July. At that time, Bernanke said U.S. read more

What is the DNC message?

What is the DNC message?

09/01/12 08:00PM

Allentown, Pennsylvania mayor Ed Pawlowski, NYU professor Cristina Beltran, Tufts University professor Dan Drezner, and Aisha Moodie-Mills of Center for... watch

Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice addresses the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.

Spinning a fairy tale about black struggle

09/01/12 04:35PM

Condoleezza Rice’s speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night reminded me a lot of the feelings I have about the woman herself. If I simply ignore actual history and gloss over the facts, there’s a lot there to like.For starters, she’s the first black female Secretary of State.  Now, let me put aside for a moment my feelings about the guy she was working for at the time. God knows I wouldn’t want to be judged by my association with some of my past bosses. read more