Mike Melloy

28 Added | 3 Magazines | 11 Likes | @mikemelloy | Keep up with Mike Melloy on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mike Melloy”

America’s south embraces bigotry of the past, but a new coalition is fighting back

Southern states are reinforcing the remnants of prejudice with new laws that open the door to discrimination against LGBT citizens<p>The date was a watershed for all Americans. But 26 June 2015 was an especially important day for LGBT citizens like me. The US supreme court ruled 5-4 that same-sex …

LGBTQI

Tea Partiers Protest Chinese Flag At Washington State Capitol (UPDATED)

The Washington state capitol put up the Chinese flag last week in honor of Gov. Jay Inslee's (D) trade meeting with Cui Tiankai, China's ambassador to the United States. But on Saturday morning, a small group of tea party activists went and protested the flag, outraged that it was flying alongside …

Tea Party

We Are the Most Unequal Society in the Developed World... And We Don't Know It

The American people have spoken. But what did we really say about inequality?<p>At first glance, it seems that extreme inequality mattered little to the majority of voters who put pro-business candidates into office. After all, the Republicans, along with far too many Democrats, are certain to cater …

Income Inequality

Today’s South is boldly moving backward

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>China Macau tolerance won’t last forever<p>Next Post »<p>Sending Benghazi suspect to Gitmo would be obstruction of justice<p>26 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is …

Apple Pie Cookies for an Epic Barbecue Dessert

I grew up with the Queen of Pie Crust.<p>Yes, I am, in fact talking about my mother. She makes one phenomenal pie crust, which means she makes one mean pie. What kind of pie? Pick any kind - it's out of this world.<p>As such, I fully blame her for what I like to refer to as my "Pie Problem". Pie Problem: …

Dessert

9 Tricks for Grilling Scallops

<i>This summer, Christine Burns Rudalevige of The Family Fish Project is on a mission to help us cook and eat more seafood at home.</i><p><i>Today: Nine tips for perfectly grilled scallops, plus the grapefruit and chile glaze you should put on them.</i><p>I recently saw a bumper sticker on a Subaru with Maine plates …

5 Clever, Easy Twists on Caprese Salad

We're reinventing the classic caprese salad with 4 new innovations, from cantaloupe and scamorza to burrata and peach<p><b>Done right, the caprese salad's timeless combination</b> of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil is more than the sum of its parts. That's why every component counts: You must seek out …

Grilling

From Cocktails to Dessert: A Complete Menu for Your Next Summer Dinner Party

You've invited friends over for dinner, now you've got to decide what to cook. Try this easy and foolproof Mediterranean-style menu. All of the dishes are crowd-pleasers and you can make most of them ahead of time, so all that's left to do when your guests arrive is reheat and fire up the</b> …

Spices

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

10 Servings<p>“The great thing about this cake? It's not fussy. You can just pour the glaze over and it sets. Done.” —Rick Mast<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>8 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at …

Dessert

Right-Wing Activists: Yep, ‘Religious Freedom’ Protects Discrimination Against Jews

In two separate incidents, conservative activists have been unable to explain why their desired ability to discriminate against gays wouldn’t also …

The ultimate guide to debunking right-wingers’ insane persecution fantasies

Conservatives love to pretend they’re being denied their religious liberty. Here’s how to prove them wrong<p>Certain words should not be tossed around lightly. <i>Persecution</i> is one of those words.<p>Religious right leaders and their followers often claim that they are being persecuted in the United States. …

Ronald Reagan “treason” amnesia: GOP hypocrites forget their hero negotiated with terrorists. He was just really bad at it

The Republicans who want to investigate the Bergdahl deal need to be reminded of Iran-Contra and October Surprise<p>It's been said that if President Obama were to walk on water, the headline news would be "President Can't Swim." That can explain why what would normally be a cause for celebration — the …

How Creationists Interpret Genetics (Hint: They're Very, Very Wrong)

The Cuban Sandwich at Versailles in Miami's Little Havana

The Versailles Cubano is a study in classic preparation. Freshly baked Cuban bread is piled high with sweet ham, slow roasted pork, Swiss cheese, plus a helping of pickles and yellow mustard. It's then grilled on a sandwich press with plenty of butter. Cubanos are a popular order at the restaurant …

Crab hush puppies and hanky pankies: Comfort treats are a trend we're eating up

Hanky pankies. Hush puppies. Just the names of the classic comfort snacks take us back to childhood, when we had very few things to worry about – least of all our waistlines.<p>With gussied-up comfort food all the rage nowadays, we asked Chris Hodgson, the restaurant king of Cleveland and winner of …

Puppies

If You Needed Further Proof Racism Is Not Dead

If you think race is not an issue anymore and that America has dealt with the past and come through it, you are dead wrong.<p><b>If you think race</b> is not an issue anymore and that America has dealt with the past and come through it, you are dead wrong.<p>A black man was told he could not use the water …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

History of 'No man left behind' motto - CNN Video

“Citizen Koch”: The movie about our sick democracy PBS tried to kill

Dumped by public TV, this long-brewing documentary explores the Koch brothers, Wisconsin and the death of the GOP<p>“Citizen Koch” is kind of a mess. But it's a mess well worth discovering for yourself -- and consider the history of its production and the situation it tries to capture. Filmmakers Tia …

Turning off your iPhone won't stop NSA bugs, but this will

Just because you turned off your phone doesn't mean the NSA isn't using it to spy on you.<p>Edward Snowden's latest revelation about the NSA's snooping …

Nonstop Complaints? All Part of the GOP Strategy

Republican Party

Smoked Salmon Tartines with Fried Capers

4 Servings<p>Find hot-smoked salmon, a Pacific Northwest delicacy, at specialty grocers.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ small red onion, very thinly sliced<p>⅔ cup Champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar<p>¼ cup vegetable oil<p>2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, patted dry<p>8 slices country-style bread, toasted or …

Spices

Which Type of Wood Should You Use for Smoking Meat?

All wood is not created equal when it comes to smoking meat. That being said, don't overthink it.<p>Call it an inflammatory statement, but when your barbecuing friends put on airs like Eastern mystics as they rhapsodize about the woods they use to smoke with, <b>you have our permission to call them out</b> …

Cooking

10 Foolproof Ways to Know When Your Meat Is Cooked

Is it done yet? When it comes to grilling or smoking, that's the, er, burning question. Even the most seasoned grillers and smokers sometimes experience a twinge of uncertainty when it comes to gauging the doneness of a particular meat or seafood.<p>One of our missions at BarbecueBible.com is to help …

BBQ

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 …

The “Texas Miracle” fraud: Turns out it involves taxing the poor to help the rich get richer

Yes, Texas has seen a lot of growth — but should conservatives really be bragging about it?<p>Remember "The Texas Miracle"? It was the story of how Rick Perry was going to be president because his state, Texas, was doing so much better than all the other states. Texas was doing so well, we were told, …

Both parties cherry-pick CBO report

Know what you get when you dump a complicated Congressional Budget Office report in politicians’ laps that mentions “Obamacare” and “jobs”?<p>Food fights. Wild, sloppy charges that don’t capture what the report actually said. And cherry picking. Lots and lots of cherry picking.<p>As the dust is finally …