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April 20 buzz: Armenian genocide; breast cancer awareness

Most viewed: The trouble with those boobies bracelets

The controversy of boobie bracelets gets continued clicks for a second day in a row. Op-Ed contributor Peggy Orenstein argues that there are more meaningful ways to raise breast cancer awareness -- like actually interacting with cancer patients rather than wearing bracelets that do little more than fetishizie women's breasts.

Most commented and shared: Obama's lack of moral clarity on Armenian genocide issue

Tim Rutten takes on President Obama in his Wednesday column for not offering a message about the Armenian genocide, especially because as a ...

... candidate Obama declared that "America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian genocide." This raises the question of why President Obama declines to do so and why this administration opposes the resolution.

Rutten continues, hammering the importance:

We keep the memory of tragic wickedness, like the Armenian genocide, not simply out of respect for those who died but also in the hope that their example will strengthen our resolve to confront the next cabal of murderers who doubtless will come. Pretending otherwise — for whatever reason — is not prudence but cowardice.


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