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  • Sheets Shifts to Lew’s Frontman From Bernanke Emissary Role

    Nathan Sheets, the Federal Reserve’s behind-the-scenes international emissary during the global financial crisis, is returning to the fray as Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew’s frontman on the world economic stage.

  • How to Judge Obamacare Alternatives

    The rocky rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has forced President Barack Obama to express his openness, albeit half-heartedly, to reforms that might accomplish the law’s goals. In response, congressional Republicans have offered no fewer than three major alternatives to Obamacare, the most recent being an overhaul plan from Republican Senators Tom Coburn, Richard Burr and Orrin Hatch. All these proposals address the issue at the heart of the law’s name -- the affordability of health care.

  • Europe Needs the Fed’s Medicine

    One of the great ironies of the post- Lehman Brothers financial crisis is that the euro, a currency much of Wall Street thought unable to survive the storm, became a haven.

  • California Economy Could Cost Jerry Brown Re-Election

    The release of California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014-15 budget last week was a cause for celebration in Sacramento. In news conferences all over the state, Brown triumphantly announced that his budget would invest in California’s schools, expand health-care coverage for millions and continue work on the state’s troubled high-speed rail project. All of this while Brown and his allies have been touting what they call California’s comeback as an example for other states to follow.

  • D’Souza Pleads Not Guilty to Illegal Campaign Donations

    Conservative political commentator and author Dinesh D’Souza, who made the film “2016: Obama’s America,” pleaded not guilty to charges he illegally directed $20,000 in contributions to a candidate for U.S. Senate from New York in 2012.

  • Dinesh D’Souza Charged With Illegal Campaign Contribution

    Conservative political commentator and author Dinesh D’Souza, who made the film “2016: Obama’s America,” was charged with illegally directing $20,000 in contributions to a candidate for U.S. Senate from New York in 2012.

  • Obama and Assad Buy a Precious Commodity: Time

    Asli Aydintasbas, a young Turkish columnist with steely nerves and a keen grasp of Middle Eastern politics, sent a note from Istanbul to a Hoover Institution blog where it will be published later this month. Her title tells the story: “Where Have the Americans Gone? Who Invited the Russians Back?”

  • Murder in Beirut

    In a politically contested city such as Beirut, there are public figures who fall to assassins, and others deemed safe by their reasonableness and moderation. The assassination Dec. 27 of former Finance Minister Mohamad Chatah by a car bomb in a swanky part of the city called into question the rules of the sordid political game that has come to dominate Lebanon’s life.

  • Why Obama Keeps Putting Up With Karzai’s Chutzpah

    “We want the Americans to respect our sovereignty and be an honest partner. And bring a lot of money.”

  • If 2013 Was Hard on Obamacare, Just Wait for 2014

    At his end-of-the-year news conference, President Barack Obama called the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act his single biggest mistake of 2013. That’s putting it mildly. Supporters of Obamacare can’t wait to put this year behind them: From dropped insurance coverage for millions of Americans to the delay of the law’s employer mandate and the problems with HealthCare.gov, 2013 has been nothing short of a disaster.

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