Nancy Layne Wills Morris

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The theory behind Trump’s tax cuts is exactly what gave us the failed Bush economy

An influx of foreign hot money isn’t what we need.<p>The last time Republicans obtained unified control of the federal government, after the 2002 midterms, they immediately set out to pass a large tax cut on dividend and capital gains income. The theory was that by making it more lucrative to invest …

Economics

Intelligence advice for next president: Rocky road ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — To: The next president of the United States.<p>From: U.S. intelligence officials.<p>Welcome to the White House. Now read our take on …

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Lumaconi with Prosciutto and Lemon Breadcrumbs

4 Servings<p>We’re now obsessed with this snail-shaped pasta (which is made from scratch at Tosca).<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>prosciutto cream<p>4 oz. prosciutto, cut into ¼” pieces<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 small shallot, thinly sliced<p>4 cloves garlic, smashed<p>¼ cup brandy<p>2 sprigs thyme<p>1 bay leaf<p>Zest of 1 …

Clark's Oyster Bar's Cioppino

6 to 8 Servings<p>This cioppino recipe uses bottled clam juice, a smart shortcut to a robust broth. Recipe by Tom Moorman and Larry McGuire, Clark’s Oyster Bar, Austin<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Broth<p>2 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 medium onion, finely chopped<p>4 garlic cloves, chopped<p>1 teaspoon dried basil<p>1 teaspoon dried …

How to Make Brown Butter Cake With a Nutty, Toasty Brown Butter Frosting

I'm sure everyone here has tried making chocolate chip cookies with brown butter, and if you haven't, you've thought about it, right? It's an old trick these days. By using brown butter instead of the usual yellow stuff you can easily transform an ordinary chocolate chip cookie—delicious to begin …

Dessert

Quick and Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken and Black Bean Stew Recipe

The pressure cooker is an amazing device for making flavor-packed stews in very short order. In this version, black beans are stewed together with spicy Hatch chilies, smoky Andouille sausage, and fall-off-the-bone tender chicken legs. It all cooks in under an hour start-to-finish.<p><b>Why this recipe</b> …

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15 Recipes that Taste Better Thanks to Anchovies

These 15 anchovy recipes just make your dinner taste that much better<p><b>We get that anchovies can be a little scary.</b> But put them in some butter or olive oil and watch them melt into the pan, creating a beautiful and flavorful sauce. Try out these anchovy-heavy recipes—you'll be a convert (if you …

The Mexican Chicken Casserole You Should Make Tonight

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: A hearty, one-pot dinner that's basically Mexican shepherd's …

Shumai with Crab and Pork

Because he’s based in California, Sylvan Mishima Brackett uses Dungeness crab to make these open steamed dumplings, but any lump crabmeat will work …

Wedding Chicken

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 12 min<p>“When I was getting married, I couldn’t think of a caterer I wanted to use,” says chef Naomi Pomeroy, Expatriate, Portland, OR, “and I didn’t want to ask my staff.” Her solution? Cook for her guests herself. She went with super-simple chicken, powered …

Recipes

Middle Eastern Grilling Recipes, from Lamb Chops and Tabbouleh to Pickles and Dips

Middle Eastern grilling recipes, from lamb chops and tabbouleh to pickles and dips, from cookbook author Anissa Helou<p><b>Sunday is grilling day in Lebanon</b>, where I grew up. It didn’t matter if people lived in the country or the city: If they had a sliver of outside space, they set up their <i>manqal</i> (a low …

New Data Show Faster Job Growth in States With Higher Minimum Wage

New data show that the 13 states that raised the minimum wage this year are adding jobs at a faster pace than those that did not.<p>State-by-state …

Economics

Beijing Residents Will Have to Wait 16 Years to Breathe Healthy Air

Pollution in China's capital is now near a level unlivable for humans.<p>Over the past six years, Beijing has seen at least 1,812 days of “unhealthy” air quality, and that trend isn’t going to get better any time soon. Pan Tao, head of the Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental …

Silver Lining For China's Carbon-Financed Wind Power Boom

China’s wind power industry was among the biggest beneficiaries of the United Nation’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a carbon trading scheme that used funds from wealthy countries to support clean energy projects in developing countries.<p>The CDM allowed industrial countries to satisfy …

Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe on Food52

• 1/4 pound guanciale or pancetta, cut into 1/3-inch cubes<br>• 7 large egg yolks<br>• 1 large egg<br>• 1 pound spaghetti<br>• Kosher salt<br>• Freshly ground black pepper<br>• 1/2 cup freshly-grated Pecorino, plus more for garnish<p>Put guanciale in a large skillet and place over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until fat …

Linguine con Vongole Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Many years ago when I was in Italy on vacation, I had Linguine con Vongole and fell in love with its simplicity. I rarely resist it now if I see in on a menu and have made many versions of it at home. I honestly don't think I'm breaking any new ground here, but it's my #1 favorite …

Down and Dirty Pasta e Ceci Recipe on Food52

• 2 cloves garlic<br>• 4 fillets anchovies<br>• 4 ripe plum tomatoes<br>• 3 healthy sprigs rosemary<br>• salt and pepper<br>• 1 can chick peas<br>• 4 cups chicken broth (better) or water<br>• 1/2 packet small pasta, like farfalle<br>• 3 tablespoons olive oil<br>• grated parmesan<p>Dice garlic. Cut up anchovies, roughly chop tomatoes.<br>• Over medium heat, saute …

Tasty meals for the week! Cuban-style braised pork shoulder, Asian salad, more - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Make braised pork 5 different ways<p>Play Video - 3:53<p>Play Video - 3:53<p>More video<p>7:23 Sponsored Content Now PlayingAimee Olexy makes her summer scallops and lemonade cocktail<p>4:18 Sponsored Content Now PlayingLaura Vitale makes delicious 1-pan …

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How The Western Press Is Getting It Terribly Wrong In Ukraine

When the pundits talk about Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine, they usually mean troops and tanks, but his greatest weapons are ,in fact, his propaganda machine and the gullible western media.<p>So far, he has been winning stunning victories without firing a shot. Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin …

WHY THE ECONOMY SUCKS: Because American Companies And Their Owners Are Greedier Now Than At Any Time In History

Why is the recovery so slow and weak?<p>One of the main reasons is that average American consumers, who account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy, are still strapped.<p>Five years after the recovery began, unemployment remains high. And the Americans who are lucky enough to be working …

You call this a middle class? “I’m trying not to lose my house”

<b>(AP/Erik Schelzig)</b><p>Welcome to the new America where good people with honest jobs are losing money each month — and scrambling to live<p>Edward McClelland<p>March 1, 2014 2:45pm (UTC)<p>It took less than two years for Kim Brown to go from middle class to minimum wage.<p>In the fall of 2011, Brown was a Web …

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Black bean brownies may sound extremely unappealing, but I can assure you they are phenomenal. You will not notice the black beans in these, I promise.<p>I put this to the test on my mother-in-law. Now, she usually turns her nose up at my healthy meals and any attempts to make things healthier, lower …

The Best-Selling Books Of The Year, According To Amazon

While contemporary romance dominated last year's list with the likes of "50 Shades of Grey," this year's top spot went to Dan Brown's thriller "Inferno." It was also a very popular book at the New York Public Library earlier this fall.<p>"And The Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini and J.K. Rowling's …

Smoky, Spicy Cabbage Rolls Recipe

<b>Note</b>: These rolls can be assembled ahead. Just place them in the refrigerator and pull them out 30 minutes before you're ready to cook them. They also freeze beautifully.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Smoky, Spicy Cabbage Rolls</b><p>Ingredients1 medium head Savoy cabbage2 tablespoons olive oil1 pound ground …

Cold Weather Recipe: Cheesy Chicken and Mushroom Lasagna

Chicken and Mushroom Lasagna<p>Serves 8 to 10<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided <br>1 pound baby bella mushrooms, trimmed and sliced <br>1 small onion, …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk Is the Best Chicken Recipe

Nearly five years ago, I wrote about this oddball Jamie Oliver recipe that was so weird and yet so delightful it sent me into fits of hyperbole. Best …