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4:45 PM ET, May 24, 2014

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Beth Farnsworth / KEYT-TV:
Sheriff Confirms Seven Dead in Isla Vista Shootings  —  “Mass Murder Situation”  —  ISLA VISTA, Calif. -  —  Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown revealed new details about Friday night's drive by shootings in Isla Vista during a Saturday morning news conference, including a new death toll …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Is Piketty All Wrong?  —  Great buzz in the blogosphere over Chris Giles's attack on Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century.  Giles finds a few clear errors, although they don't seem to matter much; more important, he questions some of the assumptions and imputations Piketty uses to deal …
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Financial Times:
Central bank blog … Welcome.  If you have yet to register on FT.com you will be asked to do so before you begin to read FT blogs.  However, our posts remain free.  —  Opinions on market-moving economics and central banks around the world.  — Gold fix pricing faces abolition call
Chris Giles / Financial Times:
Piketty findings undercut by errors  —  Thomas Piketty's book, ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’, has been the publishing sensation of the year.  Its thesis of rising inequality tapped into the zeitgeist and electrified the post-financial crisis public policy debate.
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Veterans aren't the only ones waiting for health care  —  TWEET SHARE LINKEDIN EMAIL PRINT  —  In 2005, Phillip Longman, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, published an article entitled “Best Care Anywhere” in the Washington Monthly.  The article, which later became a book …
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Sam Foote / New York Times:
Why I Blew the Whistle on the V.A.  —  PHOENIX — MY decision to become a whistle-blower after 24 years as a physician in a Veterans Affairs hospital was, at first, an easy one.  I knew about patients who were dying while waiting for appointments on the V.A.'s secret schedules, and I couldn't stay silent.
Discussion: Liberaland
George F. Will / Washington Post:
The 2016 presidential candidate we need  —  All modern presidents of both parties have been too much with us.  Talking incessantly, they have put politics unhealthily at the center of America's consciousness.  Promising promiscuously, they have exaggerated government's proper scope and actual competence …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Hullabaloo
Elias Isquith / Salon:
Greenwald's haters, exposed: The real reason Michael Kinsley hates him  —  In his New York Times attack, the former “Crossfire” star reveals some of the elite media's deepest insecurities  —  People tell me — they insist, in fact — that there was a time, long ago, when Michael Kinsley wrote …
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Larry Rohter / New York Times:
Eduardo Galeano Disavows His Book ‘The Open Veins’  —  For more than 40 years, Eduardo Galeano's “The Open Veins of Latin America” has been the canonical anti-colonialist, anti-capitalist and anti-American text in that region.  Hugo Chávez, Venezuela's populist president …
Associated Press:
New president Robert Gates: I would have allowed gay men in Boy Scouts  —  Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks during a news conference in New York.AP  —  DALLAS - Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Friday that he would have moved last year …
Dave Philipps / Gazette:
Accusations cloud Sheriff Terry Maketa's future: Commanders' complaint alleges affairs, budget improprieties  —  Updated:  —  El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is embroiled in accusations of sex with subordinates, abusive treatment of employees and dismantling oversight of the office budget …
Molly Redden / Mother Jones:
Someone Just Spent $1.5 Million on a GOP Senate Candidate.  We'll Probably Never Know Who.  —  Was it you?  —  One of the super-PAC ads blanketing Arkansas.  Courtesy Government Integrity Fund Action Network  —  Arkansas is witnessing what may be the most expensive political ad campaign …
 
 
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Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
GOP: Justice Department pushed Lois Lerner to help build criminal case against nonprofits
Laura Barron-Lopez / The Hill:
Delay EPA power plant rules, senators demand
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Elise Foley / The Huffington Post:
Steve King Challenges Chuck Schumer To A Duel
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