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Barack Obama's foreign policy: subtle, or just weak? The Economist.

Emails don't prove that climate change is a fraud. Gene Robinson, Washington Post. An anti-"denier" gives climate scientists some good advice: welcome contrarian views, don't try to squelch them, and admit what you don't know. Why is that so hard?

Mr Obama goes to Copenhagen. FT

Large changes in fiscal policy. Alesina and Ardagna (via Greg Mankiw).

Bonus reading: Win a date with E.J. Dionne. Michael Kinsley, Slate. I missed this somehow first time round. Mike reminded me of it yesterday. Olden but golden. "Not that [Nicholas] Kristof ignores women's issues. He opposes rape, for example. Chicks love that."


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