The fourth branch of government President Obama backs Ben Bernanke for another term as Federal Reserve chairman. In a new book, David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal examines the extraordinary steps taken by Bernanke in his effort to stave off the worst financial panic since the Great Depression.9:06 a.m.
David Wessel: Economics editor for The Wall Street Journal, frequent contributor for NPR's Morning Edition and author of "In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic."
Is health care better over there than here? Opponents of health care reform say centralized medical care in countries like Canada and Britain is not as good as health care in the U.S. The picture is more complicated than both critics and supporters suggest.10:06 a.m.
Theodore Marmor: Health policy expert and emeritus professor at Yale School of Management. His latest book is "Fads, Fallacies And Foolishness in Medical Care Management And Policy." He also co-authored an article in the August 19 issue the New York Review of Books, Health Reform: The Fateful Moment.