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  • Kerry Finds His Groove as Top U.S. Diplomat

    Despite a successful political career that includes six statewide election victories in Massachusetts, capturing the Democratic presidential nomination and coming within a hair of winning the White House, John Kerry often seems awkward, aloof, pompous and politically tone deaf.

  • Climate Change Rescue in U.S. Makes Steyer Converge With Paulson

    Billionaire Tom Steyer recalls a dinner at the U.S. Treasury in Washington with two senior department officials and six money managers. It was August 2012, and the meal was part of an effort by the agency to keep up with what the financial community was worrying about. The diners discussed China’s slowdown, Federal Reserve policy and other trends affecting the U.S. economy.

  • Shultz, Baker Named U.S. Delegates to Thatcher Funeral

    President Barack Obama named former secretaries of state George Shultz and James A. Baker to lead the U.S. delegation attending the funeral of former British Prime Minister tomorrow.

  • Climate Change Risks Are Hiding in Investment Portfolios, Gore Says

    The United States has no national tax or price on carbon dioxide pollution. That doesn't mean it doesn't cost investors anything there or elsewhere, says former Vice President Al Gore. He and David Blood, co-founders of Generation Investment Management, this morning published a new paper explaining the evolution of their thinking on "sustainable capitalism," and how investors can lessen their financial risks from climate change. Gore and I spoke on Oct. 17.

  • ’Steady As You Go’ Still Good Policy for Uncertain Times: John B. Taylor

    Forty years ago this month, President Richard Nixon sharply shifted his economic policy in an interventionist direction with deleterious economic results that continued for a decade and provide lessons for today.

  • Climate Scientist Hansen Turns Activist, Advocates 'Fee' on Carbon Pollution

    James Hansen, the former NASA climate scientist who first brought climate change to the attention of Congress in the 1980s, stepped down as head of the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies last month. That hasn’t stopped him traveling the globe to lobby for climate protection measures, while remaining an adjunct professor for Earth and Environmental Studies at Columbia University.

  • Obama’s Syria Meanderings Border on Incompetence

    President Barack Obama risks getting stuck with a rap as toxic as an unpopular war or a troubled economy: incompetence.

  • Condoleezza Rice Endorses Romney Citing His Leadership

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice endorsed Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee at a fundraiser in California last night, saying he understands the nation’s special place in the world.

  • Kissinger to Attend Thatcher’s Funeral as Obama Stays Away

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher tomorrow as President Obama said he will stay away.

  • Nixon Showed What Not to Do in an Economic Crisis: Echoes

    Head for Camp David. Convene meetings. Take advice from economists, your Cabinet, all the experts. Then put forward a giant new economic program, maybe including some dramatic form of shock therapy that will calm financial markets and create jobs.

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