The Wednesday Curator – 1/28/15

January 27, 2015

I’m back about income/wealth inequality. (As one poster noted, “When Mitt announces in his rationale for running again that the gap and decline of the middle class will be his focus, (blames it on Obama), we can stop arguing about its existence.”) From the Center for American Progress is How the Government Subsidizes Wealth Inequality, written in June 2014 by Harry Stein, the Center’s Associate Director for Fiscal Policy. Call it the “smart” version of some of my recent pieces.

Is the Most Powerful Conservative in America Losing His Edge? by Molly Ball for The Atlantic—Jan-Fed 2015 issue—profiles Erick Erickson, RedState blogger and Tea Party big deal. Mr. Erickson seems like yet another guy who got himself and millions of others all revved up and, now, wants to tame the tiger!

George Soros knows a little something about money. He also knows from Europe. (He survived World War II as a Hungarian Jew, emigrated from Hungary to England in 1947, and came to the United States in 1956.) A New Policy to Rescue Ukraine, from the February 5, 2015 issue of the New York Review of Books, provides plenty of reason to be very, very concerned about Russia, Ukraine, Europe, and the world.

And here—far away from where the Curator focuses on politics—is Democalypse 2016—Fox News Correspondent Auditions from the Daily Show on January 26. Jon Stewart is in top form. The news focuses on former almost half-term governor Sarah Palin, but there’s plenty of fun along the way! (Listen for Stewart’s Walgreens reference.)

The food desk brings you, first, an EAT YOUR VEGGIES piece, 10 Superfoods Healthier than Kale by David Zinczenko, posted at HuffPost Healthy Living on January 5, 2015. If you’re a greens fan, and not super fussy, the piece offers worthwhile information about maximizing nutritional value. With healthy eating out of the way, Cathy Chaplin—great writer, new mom, and blogger at—offers a review of what looks like another great Manhattan Beach restaurant, Love & Salt. Oh my!

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