David Parrish

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The Only Hamburger Recipe You'll Ever Need

Today is Memorial Day and if you're like most Americans, your celebration will culminate at the grill over a sizzling hamburger. In the event you miss this date, tomorrow, May 28th, is National Hamburger Day.<p>To honor the almighty burger in proper form, here's a recipe from me to you -- the …

BBQ

17 Hybrid Desserts That Will Blow Your Mind

Dominique Ansel has blessed us with the Cronut, a croissant-doughnut crossbreed. If such a wonderful thing exists, what other hybrid pastry possibilities are there?

The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

War

It's Just Like "The Office," Except With Assault Weapons

<b>Somebody passed along</b> this fascinating — and occasionally surreal— dispatch from a letter apparently seized from the Human Resources department of a branch office of al Qaida. Apparently, Moktar Belmoktar's yearly performance reviews have not been satisfactory for quite some time.<p>After years of …

Al-Qaeda

Michele Bachmann Not Seeking Reelection, 'Wise Choice' Says Democratic Challenger Jim Graves

Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) surprising decision Wednesday to not seek a fifth congressional term was played down by her presumptive Democratic opponent Jim Graves during interviews with WCCO-TV and KSTP-TV.<p>"I think she's definitely read the tea leaves and probably made a wise choice on her …

IRS also targeted marijuana establishments

It’s not just tea partiers. The IRS has also systematically involved itself in the federal war on drugs<p>Ariel Shearer of the Huffington Post highlighted Wednesday that for years, the IRS has been relying on a tax rule originally intended to target illegal drug traffickers in order to systematically …

Bachmann Showed Female Politicians the Wrong Way to Seem Tough

And other lessons about women in politics today from the retiring Minnesota representative<p>Reuters<p>For a while there in 2011, or at least for a few minutes that August, Michele Bachmann was a real contender for the Republican presidential nomination. The race she ran offers several lessons for women …

Get rid of your cable TV package now!

I was afraid, too. Then I cut the cord, saved a ton and can still watch whatever I want. Here’s how to do it<p>For those of you sick of paying ever-higher cable bills, two huge pieces of news in the last week should encourage you to take action.<p>First came news that two previously cable-only channels, …

Apple: Bad Model for 'Tax Reform' -- California, New Tax Thinkers, Chart a Better Way

In testimony last week, Apple CEO Timothy Cook proudly described the ingenious ways in which Apple tax attorneys have gamed the U.S. tax system to make sure their company pays a whole lot less in taxes to the USA -- their supposed "home country" -- than U.S. users of their products or tax writers …

Income Inequality

Krugman called 'spectacularly uncivil'

It’s more like a mixed martial arts brawl than an economic discussion.<p>Two Harvard academics are accusing Paul Krugman of “spectacularly uncivil” behavior, and The New York Times columnist is punching back.<p>Harvard’s Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff finally lashed out at Krugman after enduing his …