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On this edition of “Left, Right & Center,” Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other panelists discuss Wal-Mart’s decision to raise wages for about 500,000 workers. Scheer is joined by Josh Barro of The New York Times, moderating from the center; Rich Lowry of National Review, on the right; and special guest Emily Bazelon, a senior research fellow at Yale Law School and a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine.

President Obama likes to say that “America deserves a raise,” but this week’s conversation tackles the question: Is Wal-Mart’s move enough? Also, in the wake of a recent White House conference on violent extremism, the panelists discuss Rudy Giuliani’s remark questioning whether Obama “loves America” and the president’s decision to avoid the phrase “radical Islam.”

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— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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