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Asked about the Nobel prize by CNN’s Ed Henry, Rahm Emmanuel said, “It’s clear Oslo beats Copenhagen any day of the week.”

The economy may be the worst since the Great Depression, the situation in Afghanistan rapidly deteriorating, and a pyschotic regime in Iran on the brink of acquiring nuclear weapons — but thank goodness the administration’s self-regard is holding up.

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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More
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Let’s Chill about Hate Crimes

‘Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the television show ‘Empire,’ was attacked in Chicago by 2 assailants who yelled racial and homophobic slurs,” tweeted the New York Times on January 29. Mark the tone of absolute certainty about an unconfirmed claim. Many other news outlets took the same tack. ... Read More