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Issue: "Day of reckoning," June 14, 2014

47%

The share of unemployed Americans who have completely given up looking for a job, according to a Harris Poll conducted for Express Employment Professionals.

‘The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over.’

Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, speaking to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on the cost of discipleship.

‘I have no anger or angst towards you.’

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Sandra Walker of Duluth, Ga., in court, to the woman who caused a vehicle crash that killed her husband and left Walker with a traumatic brain injury. Walker hugged Tamara Matthews when the judge sentenced Matthews to 36 months probation and 500 hours of community service.

‘I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends.’

A tweet from Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak. He often tweets about his disbelief in catastrophic man-made climate change, but his May 20 posting caused an internet uproar. “Of course I was joking,” he later said. “Just mocking the name-calling that is directed at global warming skeptics within and without the scientific community.”

‘I want to give my services away for free at my leisure, and I can’t do that.’

Arkansas orthodontist Elizabeth Gohl on trying to offer a “free extraction day” to poor people in her area. The state told her she couldn’t make that offer, because she is a licensed orthodontist.

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