All of this talk about the fit hitting the shan got me thinking about the word pieces, which, as it would with just about anybody, got me thinking about the words “Reese’s Pieces”, which then got me thinking about Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, which I happen to be eating as I type this. So here’s … Continue reading The Economy in Pieces?
I was pointed toward an article today in the WSJ where the authors touted that the negotiation process toward the debt deal was what the framers of The Constitution wanted. I don’t disagree with the article on a whole but it isn’t a very good response to someone who is critical of the polarization of our … Continue reading The Founding Fathers
It seems that the debate over the debt limit is finally coming to a close and our lawmakers are attempting to earn their salaries by actually working together for a few days. My not-so-secretive distaste for politicians aside, I’m glad that some agreement was made. A couple of concerns: The showdown is not over, only … Continue reading The end of the world avoided…kinda
Salmon is awesome. So is putting stuff on the grill. The problem is that placing salmon directly on the grill often means that the outside of the fish burns quickly but not thoroughly, and that it sticks to the grill. Enter the cedar plank. Marinate the fish, place it on a plank and grill away. … Continue reading Cedar Plank Salmon: The Best Things in Life Just Got Better, Somehow
Over at our competitor, the ‘Times, Greg Mankiw has written a cogent and sympathetic analysis of Ben Bernanke and his performance as chairman of the Fed since ’06. Seeing as Bernanke probably deserved the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize more than Obama did, it’s nice to see something that’s chiming in his favor. Bernanke, to his … Continue reading Bernanke: A Balanced Perspective