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The rap on the ‘global currency war’

Need a G20 primer? Watch Next Media’s US-Sino currency rap battle.


  Moynihan and the midterms

In this essay, Jon Meacham considers the legacy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and compares the relatively interactive political environment in which he lived to the collision of political extremities today.


What’s Obama done so far? New site tells you … colorfully

Need to Know talks to the creators of a new site that uses colorful language to reinvigorate disaffected Obama supporters.


Mr. President

Photographer Christopher Morris explains his vision and process behind three short videos he made about the president, the difficulties he faces, and how those from both parties react to watching the president speak.


Feds push detention reforms amid record number of deportations

Feds push detention reforms amid record number of deportations, but the move from a punitive to civil detention system could take years.


  In perspective: Jon Meacham on ‘Superlativism’

As the midterm elections near, Jon Meacham cautions us against the belief that everything that happens in our time is the “most” this or the “worst” that, as some pundits would have us believe.

Could Phil Davison be the next president of the United States?

A viral stump speech set against a backdrop of inspirational music.


Elizabeth Warren tapped to set up new consumer agency

The Harvard lawyer and consumer advocate will help set up a new oversight bureau with vast regulatory powers.

Wednesday morning roundup

Fidel Castro on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, General Petraeus on “Burn a Quran day” and President Obama on the Bush tax cuts.

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