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Fed chairman Ben Bernanke will give a speech on monetary policy at today’s Jackson Hole retreat, expected to support new stimulus but not QE3 (Reuters)
The New York Times finds that Rick Perry has raised taxes more than once as governor of Texas.
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin implores women to exercise even if it hurts their hair (New York Times)
The dedication of the Martin Luther King memorial on the National Mall is delayed because of Hurrican Irene (Washington Post)
Romney takes on another heckler at a town hall in New Hampshire:
Gay Marriage Meets Immigration by Ross Kaminsky: For better or worse, deportation will have to wait.
Hubert Humphrey’s Centennial, by Mark Tooley: He shared his birth year with another idealistic, small town Midwesterner similarly renowned for charm and optimism.
The GOP Kaleidoscope Goes Into Overdrive, by G. Tracy Mehan, III: Perry is now the man to beat.
An Alternative to Unemployment, by Gary Shapiro: Why do we pay the jobless not to work? Why not tie benefits to voluntary service?
Arming the Cartels, by George H. Wittman: Why was the U.S. government arming Mexican drug dealers?
Oh, the Games People Play, by Bill Zeiser: Is there an appropriate age to stop playing video games?
Shore Patrol, by Ben Stein: Our Diarist’s summer issue installment.
Two-Headed State Department? Peter Hannaford: Mrs. Clinton intervened nicely to secure the release of an American businessman held captive in Russia. Why won’t she do the same in a similar case in Dubai?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?