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Watch What Radical Cleric Says About What Punishment Pamela Gellar Should Face for Muhammad Event

Conservative TV host Sean Hannity and Muhammad cartoon contest organizer Pamela Geller had a fierce debate on Wednesday night with radical cleric Anjem Choudary, who said that he believes Geller should be brought before a Shariah court to be tried and potentially killed.<p>Fox News<p>“We believe that the …

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The funniest lines in President Obama’s White House correspondents’ dinner speech

<i>President Obama took the stage for about 20 minutes on Saturday night for his annual roast — he zinged everything from Ted Cruz to CNN to Joe Biden’s massages. Here were some of the highlights:</i><p>— “Welcome to the fourth quarter of my presidency…The fact is I feel more loose and relaxed than ever. …


America’s white fragility complex: Why white people get so defensive about their privilege

The author of “What Does It Mean to Be White?” on Black Lives Matter and our biggest misconceptions about racism<p>Stop me if you’ve heard this one.<p>Last year, a white male Princeton undergraduate was asked by a classmate to “check his privilege.” Offended by this suggestion, he shot off a 1,300-word …

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The Fed Need Never Fear Inflation Again

Everyone expects the Fed to raise rates sometime this year, but not for the traditional reason of cooling off an overheated economy. The classic fear of “too much money chasing too few goods” has no teeth. Inflation died a quiet death in 1996 and will never return, which means today’s Fed is all …


Robert Reich: Most Americans have no influence at all

The former secretary of labor explains why the preferences of the average citizen have zero effect on public policy<p>The U.S. economy is picking up steam but most Americans aren’t feeling it. By contrast, most European economies are still in bad shape, but most Europeans are doing relatively …