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By Ezra Klein,

Recap: What Ben Bernanke should’ve said (or maybe would’ve said, if he had a few drinks in him); the media can’t escape their gatekeeping duties; and how Republicans stopped worrying and learned to love “ObamaCare” — at least when it comes to seniors.


1) Ross Douthat responds on whether the two parties have been equally fiscally responsible. I’ll say more about this tomorrow.

2) What, if anything, can Obama do about high gas prices?

3) The memory of yesterday’s policy problems constrains our thinking on today’s policy problems to a frighteningly, and mostly unacknowledged, degree.

4) A word cloud of Bernanke’s news conference. See if you can find the word “jobs.” See if you can miss the word “inflation.”

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