FROM Dan Cassino
The influence of Fox News over the Trump White House New National Security Advisor Bolton has been a Fox News commentator since 2007. On Monday, Trump’s legal team hired former prosecutor Joseph diGenova, who has also appeared on Fox quite a bit, where he promoted the idea that the FBI and DOJ conspired against Trump. Incoming economic advisor Larry Kudlow has had a long career hosting shows and pontificating on the business channel CNBC.
Black Santa and the politicization of Christmas President Trump has been saying repeatedly, since 2015, that he’s going to make Christmas great again, as if the holiday has been under attack. He promised to restore saying Merry Christmas. How did this War on Christmas narrative start anyway?
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."