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4:00 PM ET, May 4, 2013

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Niall Ferguson:
An Unqualified Apology  —  During a recent question-and-answer session at a conference in California, I made comments about John Maynard Keynes that were as stupid as they were insensitive.  —  I had been asked to comment on Keynes's famous observation “In the long run we are all dead.”
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Tom Kostigen / fa-mag.com:
Harvard Professor Trashes Keynes For Homosexuality  —  Harvard Professor and author Niall Ferguson says John Maynard Keynes' economic philosophy was flawed and he didn't care about future generations because he was gay and didn't have children.  —  Speaking at the Tenth Annual Altegris Conference …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Harvard's Niall Ferguson Blamed Keynes' Economic Philosophy On His Being Childless And Gay  —  Harvard professor and famous historian Niall Ferguson reportedly made some bizarre and offensive remarks about economist John Maynard Keynes at an investment conference yesterday.
Nycsouthpaw / BuzzFeed:
Harvard History Professor Reportedly Trashes John Maynard Keynes Because He Was Gay And Childless  —  At an investment conference in California, Niall Ferguson blames Keynesianism on the gay and barren.  UPDATE: Ferguson apologizes.  —  John Maynard Keynes  —  Via: leftfootforward.org
Washington Post:
Israel launches second airstrike in Syria, targeting weapons shipment  —  JERUSALEM — Israeli forces have carried out an airstrike against a shipment of sophisticated missiles bound for the Lebanese political and military organization Hezbollah, officials in Washington, Lebanon and Israel told reporters Saturday.
Discussion: National Review
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Lindsey Graham: ‘Israel bombed Syria tonight’
Discussion: CNN
World News:
Israeli launch airstrikes into Syria, possibly targeting delivery systems for chemical weapons, US officials say
Discussion: The Agonist
Fox News:
BENGHAZI: Names of ‘whistleblower’ witnesses revealed  —  Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff.  But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” …
Boston Herald:
No one wants to bury Tamerlan Tsarnaev  —  By:  —  A Worcester funeral home director was scrambling last night to find a cemetery that would bury the marathon bombings mastermind, as protesters jeered outside his door demanding that the bomber's body be shipped out of the United States.
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?  |  Glenn Greenwald  —  A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case  —  The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because …
Daily Mail:
Outrage after Democrats insult Nikki Haley's Indian heritage saying they'll send the Republican Gov. ‘back to wherever the hell she came from’  —  Conservatives are outraged after a Democrat in South Carolina allegedly insulted Republican Gov. Nikki Haley's Indian heritage at a party gathering in Columbia on Friday.
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
NRA prez: ‘We have turned the tide’ on gun control  —  The National Rifle Association (NRA) has “turned the tide” on gun control efforts in Washington since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, but the “war” is not over, the gun lobby's outgoing president said Saturday.
Discussion: CNN
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Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
A march on Washington with loaded rifles  —  A gun activist is planning a massive march on D.C., with participants' rifles illegally slung over their shoulders  —  Libertarian activist and radio host Adam Kokesh is hoping to get 1,000 people to march on Washington on July 4 — armed with loaded rifles.
News-Record.com:
Voller: GOP is raping N.C.  —  N.C. Democratic Party Chairman Randy Voller told a room full of people at the Democratic Women of Guilford County's spring banquet Thursday that the GOP is raping North Carolina with its legislative decisions.  —  Voller said this afternoon that he meant …
 
 
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
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Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Guardian
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Alexander Burns / Politico:
Ted Cruz's red-meat Republicanism
Discussion: Washington Post
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
NC governor: Washington lacks ‘executive leadership’
Discussion: CNN
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Rory Carroll / Guardian:
Hollywood conservative unmasked as notorious Holocaust revisionist
David Davis / Telegraph:
Tories must start listening to ordinary voters, not their old school chums
Discussion: Spectator, BBC and Guardian
David Alexander / Reuters:
Guantanamo camp burns through $900,000 a year per inmate
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
NRA's Big Meeting Will Warn Of Terrifying Gun-Free Future
Discussion: nraam.org and msnbc.com