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Sally Mengel and Rachel Moore talk about the deliciousness they dish up at Loblolly Creamery in our latest collaboration with Greg Spradlin and Camp Friday Films.
There’s one thing you can always count on around the holiday season…you’re going to be seeing a whole lot of nuts. Here's how to get the most enjoyment out of them.
Local artisans display their crafts at South on Main — and the bar is open.
[embed-1] Silverpoint artist Marjorie Williams-Smith emailed me this video of the National Arts Club exhibition in the Greg and Marquis Galleries on Grammercy Park.
“Highlighting Hillcrest: History, Architecture and a Sense of Community,” with Rachel Silva, Tommy Jameson and James McKenzie, 6 p.m.
"An Abstraction of Toys"
America's poor have risen and fallen as objects of politics in cycles of 30 to 50 years, and in the era of Barack Obama and the tea party they have scaled yet another peak. /more/
"We have just enough religion to make us hate," wrote Jonathan Swift "but not enough to make us love one another." A lifelong religious controversialist, the 18th century Irish satirist definitely knew whereof he wrote. After all, it's fewer than 20 years since Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland quit dynamiting each other's gathering places. /more/
Because I don't always read Mike Masterson, I missed that he gave his column over to University of Arkansas Student Body President Bo Renner on Nov. 30 (paywall). Possibly figuring that a lot of other people skip Masterson, the UA university relations email account sent out a note from Renner with his column attached this afternoon. It's on the jump.
Hill was Senate President Pro Tempore during the 84th General Assembly.
A funeral service is being planned for this Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Nashville. Talk Business has more, including statements from Gov. Mike Beebe and gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross. From Twitter, Sen. Mark Pryor:
The modest budget deal between U.S. Reps Paul Ryan and Patty Murray is a small step forward for "sound governing and economic policy," writes Jonathan Cohn at the New Republic. Or as Neil Irwin at the Washington Post puts it, "The budget deal isn’t good for the economy. It’s less bad for the economy."
The bad news is that the long-term unemployed are screwed.
In effect, when companies are looking to hire people, they scan through the résumés they get in the mail and their first step is to throw out all the résumés of people who've been unemployed for a long time. This is research based on pretty well-designed experiments that control for other variables beyond long-term unemployment. You should feel free to see that as a vile form of discrimination, or as a sensible business heuristic according to your temperament. The point is that the people who are about to lose UI benefits are not going to be able to find jobs. Not today, not after they lose benefits. In fact, they probably won't be able to find jobs ever.
Mailing unemployment insurance checks to people who aren't so much unemployed as unemployable is obviously not an ideal public policy. But simply doing nothing for them is cruel and insane.
Daniel--thanks for the tip. I grew up eating pecans off of my aunt's pecan tree…
Thank you, Stuart Cobb.
And the economy will take a hit because that is the one part of government…
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