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The Big Picture: Episode 17

­Oklahoma has joined the ranks of states banning Sharia law from their courts, pouring more salt into the wounds of U.S. Islamophobia. Thom talks to Corey Saylor about how this will affect the Islamic-American community and if more states may consider a similar measure. Also, John Boehner is considering a proposal to raise the retirement age in the U.S. to 70, the same proposal that has sparked mass riots in France. Thom debates Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute about why American's don't share the same outrage over pension reform that is occurring in France. Plus, Thom takes a look back at the female candidates of the 2010 midterms and who has their eyes on 2012.