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8:00 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 …
The Atlantic Wire:
Niall Ferguson's History with John Maynard Keynes' Gayness  —  Harvard professor and prominent Daily Beast columnist Niall Ferguson is now apologizing for saying economist John Maynard Keynes' theories about surplus and deficit spending were somehow shaped by that fact that he was gay and childless.
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
Boston Herald:
Jihadi told Russians about Tamerlan  —  Links to militants explored  —  By:  —  A slain Canadian jihadi gave Russian counter-terrorism agents the tip that put alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev on their radar two years ago, Bay State U.S. Rep. William R. Keating confirmed yesterday …
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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.
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.
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New York Times:
Israeli Airstrike in Syria Targeted Missiles From Iran  —  WASHINGTON — The airstrike that Israeli warplanes carried out in Syria was directed at a shipment of advanced surface-to-surface missiles from Iran that Israel believed was intended for Hezbollah, the militant Lebanese organization, American officials said Saturday.
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” …
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 …
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 …
Zack Beauchamp / ThinkProgress:
NRA ‘Home Defense’ Course Instructs Audience To Store Guns In Kids' Room  —  Gun owners should store a gun in their kids' room, according to a ‘Home Defense Concepts’ seminar offered at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting, comments that came just days after the fatal shooting …
Discussion: The Raw Story
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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Sarah Elizabeth Richards / Wall Street Journal:
Why I Froze My Eggs (And You Should, Too)  —  Amid all the talk …
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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
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Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. admits flaws in forensic testimony in Mississippi death-row case
Discussion: Guardian
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Ted Cruz's red-meat Republicanism
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Townhall.com:
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Justin Sink / The Hill:
NC governor: Washington lacks ‘executive leadership’
Discussion: CNN
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
How to State the Keynesian Argument Correctly
Rory Carroll / Guardian:
Hollywood conservative unmasked as notorious Holocaust revisionist