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The Day Ahead: Friday, August 26

By on 8.26.11 | 9:25AM

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? 

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