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8:20 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Foreign Policy: A Possible End To Egypt's Revolution

Former Egyptian Arab League chief and presidential candidate Amr Mussa (2nd L) arrives at a polling station to vote in Cairo on May 23, 2012, during the country's historic presidential election, the first since a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubarak.
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Originally published on Sun May 27, 2012 6:33 am

David Kenner is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.

Amr Moussa stood on a rickety stage, battling the summer heat and feedback from a defective microphone, promising the Egyptian people the world. "We're making a Second Republic, a renaissance for Egypt," he told the audience of several hundred. "It is the time to rebuild the country, to fight poverty and unemployment, which has resulted from mismanagement."

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Opinion
8:19 am
Wed May 23, 2012

New Republic: Private Equity Is No Reform Movement

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Chantilly, Virginia, on May 2, 2012. Democrats have been on the offensive about Romney's tenure at Bain Capital.
Jewel Samad AFP/GettyImages

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 7:01 am

Timothy Noah is a senior editor at The New Republic.

New York Times columnist David Brooks, defending Mitt Romney against a new Romney-bashing ad from President Obama's re-election campaign, describes private equity as a "reform movement":

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Opinion
8:19 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Weekly Standard: The Bain Of Obama

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Chicago's O'Hare airport on May 21, 2012. The president has gone on the attack about his opponent's time at Bain Capital.
Mandel Ngan AFP/GettyImages

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 7:00 am

Jay Cost is a staff writer for The Weekly Standard and the author of Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic.

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Planet Money
8:18 am
Wed May 23, 2012

Facebook: Now What?

Pizza Delicious bought an ad on Facebook.
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Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 10:25 am

On today's show, we follow a couple guys who run a pizza shop in New Orleans as they buy their first Facebook ad. We visit a business in New Jersey that sells Facebook "likes" in bulk. And we check in with a business school professor who explains what Facebook would have to do to live up to its valuation — which, even after its post-IPO fall, is still roughly $90 billion.

For More, see our stories from last week:

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Kitchen Window
8:18 am
Wed May 23, 2012

What The Well-Dressed Salad Is Wearing For Spring

You might not think of strawberries as a salad ingredient, but in-season berries, fruits and greens, along with nuts and cheeses, can turn an ordinary side salad into the highlight of a meal.
Bonny Wolf for NPR

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:51 am

I ordered a side salad with my dinner the other night, feeling the need for something green. This usually is an afterthought — for me and, it often seems, for the kitchen.

What I got, however, was the product of obvious thinking — a plate of baby greens, sprinkled with pieces of cauliflower pickled in turmeric, tiny rings of pickled shallot and tasty cherry tomatoes, all dressed with a light, creamy vinaigrette. The greens were arugula, spinach, kale, mizuna and tatsoi (Asian mustard greens). The salad tasted like spring.

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