The Wednesday Curator – 6/1/2016

May 31, 2016

Red and Blue Agony by Elizabeth Drew for the New York Review of Books provides a thorough and clear overview of the presidential campaign circa Thursday, May 26, 2016. Yikes, for sure!

Kurt Eichenwald wrote The Scandal Over Clinton’s Emails Still Isn’t a Scandal for Newsweek. It’s an absolute must read piece, which is why FB followers of Mark Rubin Writes have seen it already. A tempest not in a teapot, but in a thimble. The real story? Yet more in a history of national political malpractice Secretary Clinton or those who handle her.

Russell Berman has A Possible Republican Truce on Obamacare for The Atlantic. He’s reporting on—and no, I’m not making up the name of the bill—H.R. 5284 aka The World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan Act of 2016. The bill is sponsored by Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) and Senator Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Two big takeaways: No mention of repealing the Affordable Care Act, and the overlay on the ACA makes the case even more strongly for Medicare for everyone.

The Curator really doesn’t know what to make of The Big Uneasy by Nathan Heller, written for the New Yorker’s May 30 issue. The piece reports on unrest and upset on liberal arts college campuses, but its primary reference point is Oberlin College. With Donald Trump blathering on about a liberal arts education, it’s a wonder why this article has not gotten more air. That said, Oberlin draws a student population that makes Lefties elsewhere look like Wingnuts, and most of the students with whom Mr. Heller engaged are non-conventional. The Curator has spent a bit of time over the past several years with student-Millennials. Those with whom he has been in in contact are very open to differences. Sexual preferences and race just don’t matter. And they have some unconventional—at least to the aged Curator—views on many issues. But not all of them are struggling, angry, or waltzing through life believing the world must cater to them and their particular individual idiosyncrasies.

Nachos. Who—other than the Curator (who really, really doesn’t enjoy a gloppy plate of anything, especially when it’s topped with ersatz cheese—can resist them? Jackie Tran for Tucson Foodie has 17 Spots for Blow Your Mind Nachos in Tucson. And because Father’s Day is coming soon, here from is The Best Spirits to Give Your Dad This Father’s Day. Finally, here’s some food which is surely healthier than nachos:

Watermelon radishes--amazing--and cucumbers

Watermelon radishes–amazing–and cucumbers

Brussel sprouts, carrots, and asparagus

Brussel sprouts, carrots, and asparagus

Gin Martini

Gin Martini

OK, so two out of three is not so bad, right? Right?



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