FROM John Culhane
What does 'family values' mean in the Trump era? Kindness, Respect, Character -- Parents work to instill those values in their children. But the country's biggest outsized personality is President Donald Trump, who has made insults and racial epithets his calling card. What's a parent to do when the president uses language that would earn their kids a time-out?
Can College Athletes Unionize? The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled yesterday that football players at Northwestern University should be allowed to unionize. The 24-page ruling said that, by any measure, the athletes could not be classified as “primarily students.” While Northwestern officials will appeal the decision, it represents significant movement in the debate over whether to pay college athletes.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
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.
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?