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April 16th, 2015

A Bacon-Wrapped Cholesterol Bomb

    Let me say one word to you: Bacon.

    Not only is it delicious, it’s practically irresistible — I even know vegans who sneak bites of the stuff.

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U.S. Embassy, Tehran

    The nuclear deal with Iran is still only preliminary, but if concluded it will represent the most important U.S. diplomatic achievement since the Dayton Accords ended the Bosnian war two decades ago. That agreement was imperfect. Still, not another shot was fired in anger after the loss of more than 100,000 lives.

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Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is in complete denial

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Rand Paul's Trojan horse presidential campaign

    Rand Paul is a pleasant man with an impish grin and a head of permanently tousled curls. And, by presidential standards, he is on the short side, at 5 feet 8 inches, which for the moment adds to the my-mother-dressed-me- this-morning look.

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McDonald's Turns 'Progressive'

    You could almost feel sorry for McDonald's. That's an odd sentiment when you consider that the company's revenues in 2014 were $27.4 billion and its stock price makes it worth something like $92 billion. It's among the world's most valuable brands and has three times the U.S. market share of Subway, its nearest competitor.

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Good People Sometimes Back Bad Laws

    A law in Indiana and a bill in Arkansas making life harder for their gay neighbors have lost their wheels in a surprising smashup. Business interests, usually associated with the conservative cause, lowered the boom on "religious freedom" legislation supported by social conservatives.

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Can John Oliver make Americans care about privacy?

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A turning point in U.S.-Iran relations

    The framework agreement over Iran's nuclear program dramatically changes the Middle East. Hard-liners and hawks may complain all they want, but things will never go back to the way they were.

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Injuring the Quest for Justice?

    This week the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism issued its damning report about the journalistic lapses by Rolling Stone magazine when it published a salacious, and now-discredited, story about a supposed gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house.

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We may need to call out National Guard to enforce these rights

    The subjects were protest and time.

    A thoughtful teen told me that protest today just doesn’t have the efficiency that protest must have had, say, in the ‘60s.

    I told her she had a misimpression.

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