FROM Bill Maurer
Police Shootings and Traffic Stops Samuel Dubose was shot after being pulled over for a missing front license plate. Sandra Bland died in jail after she was pulled over for not signaling a lane change. Walter Scott was shot while running away from an officer, after being pulled over for a broken taillight. These are all black motorists who were pulled over for minor infractions. The traffic stops lead to revenue for cities in the U.S., but they also increase the potential for hostile interactions between cops and citizens.
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.