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7:40 PM ET, April 20, 2014

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Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Marx Rises Again  —  IN the season of resurrection, it's fitting that he's with us once again — bearded, prophetic, moralistic, promising to exalt the humble and cast down the mighty from their thrones.  —  Yes, that's right: Karl Marx is back from the dead.
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Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Taking On Adam Smith (and Karl Marx)  —  PARIS — Thomas Piketty turned 18 in 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell, so he was spared the tortured, decades-long French intellectual debate about the virtues and vices of communism.  Even more telling, he remembers, was a trip he took with a close friend …
Selwyn Raab / New York Times:
Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, Boxer Whose Murder Convictions Were Overturned, Dies at 76  —  Rubin (Hurricane) Carter, a fearsome prizefighter, became an international cause célèbre while he was imprisoned for 19 years on flawed charges of murder.  He was 76.  —  Taking On Adam Smith (and Karl Marx)
ThinkProgress:
New York Times' David Brooks Says Obama Has ‘A Manhood Problem In The Middle East’  —  New York Times columnist David Brooks on Sunday claimed that President Obama's foreign policy isn't “tough” and that he has a “manhood problem” in the Middle East.  —  Pivoting off Sen. Bob Corker's …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Huffington Post
Caleb Howe / The Right Scoop:
This Clip Of Chris Hayes Vs. Bundy Supporter Assemblywoman Michele Fiore Is Awesome  —  Last night, Chris Hayes face off against Assemblywoman Michele Fiore over the ongoing saga of the Bundy Ranch.  Fiore reminds us why we love TV.  —  Fiore for the win!
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Jazz Shaw / Hot Air:   MSNBC host debates Michele Fiore on Bundy ranch. Does not fare well.
Tom Phillips / Telegraph:
China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years  —  The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America  —  It is said to be China's biggest church and on Easter Sunday thousands of worshippers …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Ashley Fantz / CNN:
A new way for the KKK?  —  Roots of the Ku Klux Klan  —  (CNN) — Pointy hats, white robes, crosses burning, bodies hanging from trees.  —  The images of the Ku Klux Klan are reminders of the nation's ugliest moments from the Civil War through the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.
Bfearnowcbs / CBS DC:
Scalia To Student: If Taxes Go Too High ‘Perhaps You Should Revolt’  —  Knoxville, Tenn. (CBS DC) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.”  —  Speaking at the University of Tennessee College …
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Roberts Challenges Ralph Reed on Same-Sex Adoption: You'd Rather Leave Kids in Orphanages?  —  A comment by Reverend Franklin Graham, in which he alleged gay parents are “recruiting” when they adopt children and that Russian President Vladimir Putin was right to prohibit same-sex adoption …
Discussion: Joe. My. God. and Back2Stonewall
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Democrats seek to reshape midterm electorate along lines of a presidential year  —  Democrats have a problem and everyone knows it.  President Obama calls it a “congenital disease.”  If they can't control it, Obama could spend the final years of his presidency battling not only a Republican House but also a Republican Senate.
Discussion: Power Line
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
DWS: Politics not part of Keystone  —  Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz doesn't believe President Barack Obama's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline will be swayed by politics.  —  “As a member of Congress who represents hundreds of thousands of people in south Florida …
Discussion: Mediaite and Hot Air
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Warren repeats she's ‘not running for president’  —  (CNN) - Days before the release of her new book, Sen. Elizabeth Warren reiterated that she's not angling for a White House bid.  —  “I'm not running for president,” the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS's “Sunday Morning.”
Discussion: CBS News and Outside the Beltway
 
 
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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Republicans See Political Wedge in Common Core
ABC News:
Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies at 76
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Thomas Tracy / NY Daily News:
White House refusing to answer Justin Bieber deportation petition
Discussion: National Review
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
A Washington First: The Amazing Life of Barney Frank
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Sex, booze and quotas: The troubles at Dartmouth
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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Dem Senator Nearly Hit by Train During Press Conference About Commuter Safety
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