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Obama may hate the midterm results

President Barack Obama doesn't have much to look forward to in November.<p>While a president's first midterm election rarely goes well for his party, second term presidents don't fare any better. The opposition party, even when struggling in the polls, has traditionally been able to use these …

How white millennials will (temporarily) rescue the GOP

How conservatives can still forestall their demographic decline<p>The Pew Research Institute last week released a report on the views and lives of American millennials -- defined by Pew as adults born after 1980 -- based on a new poll, and polling of all American generational groups dating back …

Former Pentagon watchdog: Obama administration officials 'blatantly lying'

Yes, government waste, fraud and abuse are the triplet children of incompetence, greed and unbridled ambition.<p>But these sins of public trust begin and end with dishonesty.<p>And Joseph E. Schmitz has seen a lot of lying by the government to taxpayers in his lengthy legal career.<p>Schmitz, who served as …

‘Gaming the system’? States use trick to undo food stamp cuts

States are using what critics call a "perverse" legislative maneuver to partly undo congressional cuts to food stamps, despite efforts by some U.S. lawmakers to stop it.<p>The Washington Post reported Monday that three states so far are finding a way to avoid or minimize the cuts. The bill passed by …

Big biz takes on tea party, gently

Big Business swore this would be the year it would wrestle back the soul of the Republican Party from the grip of the tea party.<p>No more Todd Akins. No more government shutdowns. And no more third-party groups running roughshod over the Washington agenda.<p>But with primary season looming, the big …

Obama’s disappearing act: What happened to the president he wanted to be?

The fatal strategic flaws that undermined the potential for a transformative presidency<p>Like many days, March 3rd saw the delivery of a stern opinion by President Obama. To judge by recent developments in Ukraine, he said, Russia wasputting itself “on the wrong side of history.” This might seem a …

Paul Krugman: Inequality is over (if we want it)

The New York Times columnist writes about a new study showing growth and equality can work hand-in-hand<p>In his latest column for the New York Times, award-winning economist and best-selling author Paul Krugman writes on how two studies from the neoliberal International Monetary Fund — one from 2011 …

Rand Paul’s solution to Ukraine: Drill in “every possible conceivable place”

The senator used the crisis in Crimea as an excuse to push unlimited oil and gas drilling<p>If presidential straw poll winner and CPAC rock star Rand Paul were actually president, the senator told Fox News Sunday, his response to the current crisis in Ukraine would be to order up some drilling -- and …

Louisiana lawmakers want to keep a state database of people who have abortions

Gov. Bobby Jindal supports the measure to impose Texas-style restrictions and maintain a record of patients<p>A Louisiana state lawmaker has filed a measure to keep a state database of people who have had medication abortions, as well as restrict access to surgical abortion through Texas-style …

Calling all moms: It's Obamacare

Mother’s Day is coming early to the White House this year, at least where Obamacare sign-up is concerned.<p>Open enrollment ends March 31, and President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and top administration officials all have events this week that aim to reach America’s moms, who typically …

8 worst right-wing moments of the week — “Stop being poor” edition

A Fox Business commentator blames poverty on the poor, while Michele Bachmann scolds Jewish people over Obama<p>Sure, there was plenty of tomfoolery and dickishness on display over at CPAC this week—what with Trump’s immigrants-are-coming-to-steal-jobs remark and Paul Ryan claiming poor parents don’t …

Chefs and Restaurateurs Weigh In: How to Handle Yelp

<i>Welcome to Hot Topics, in which food industry people chime in on a major issue in food.</i><p>Over the years, <b>Yelp</b> has evoked some considerable ire from chefs and restaurateurs frustrated not just by negative reviews, but also insinuations of pay-to-play and users' so-called "graymail" tactics when angling …

Andrew Zimmern on the Power and Problems of Yelp

<i>More than a year ago, chef and Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern created a bit of a stir when he called Yelp a "tremendous forum for a bunch of uninformed morons" on his Go Fork Yourself podcast. He later invited Yelp's public policy director Luther Lowe on the show to defend the online review site. In</i> …

3 Ways to Great Chicken Stock - Easy, Lazy and Fast

Since the Accidental Locavore has been living in a cold and snowy climate (like most of us, I know), there's been a lot of soup-making going on. To make good soup, you need good ingredients, and making your own stock will ensure that your soup will always taste great! Most people, myself included, …

KaleGate 2014

Yesterday a recent New Orleans transplant told the <i>New York Times</i> that the city is "not cosmopolitan" because "<b>there's no kale here</b>." New Orleanians were highly offended and responded in turn: On kale's availability at the grocery store, <b>Jarvis DeBerry</b> of <i>the Times-Picayune</i> writes that they have "kale …

27 Healthy Versions Of Your Kids' Favorite Foods

You're not lying about the vegetables in these recipes. You're just withholding information.

Butter Plus Soy Equals Obsession

Who knew? Two pantry fixtures—salty, umami-rich soy sauce and creamy butter—marry to make a condiment Chowhounds just can’t resist. Whether simply …

10 Surprising Things You Can Clean in the Dishwasher

This kitchen cleaning staple isn't just for the dishes.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Your dishwasher has been holding out on you. Sure, …

On Counting What is Precious

On counting what is precious. In famine, the number of dried beans in the cupboard; in abundance, piles of chicken bones and empty wine bottles. In …