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By Betsy Rothstein 

Quote(s) of the Day

Mother Jones’ strange Mother’s Day ideas

“Forget the flowers this Mother’s Day. Get her something inspiring that’ll also help others.” –Facebook post from Mother Jones (Sample gifts: a $10 Mother Jones subscription, $18 worth of mosquito nets for a whole family, $5,000 for clinic supplies in a war zone, and a Camel Kit, which delivers vaccinations to protect five camels from camel-killing diseases to herders in Mongolia).

Kurtz helps us remember better times for Newsweek

“Remember, Paul Simon once sang about how “we was all on the cover of Newsweek.” Can Time top that?” — WaPo‘s Howard Kurtz in a Thursday Facebook post.

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