Which states pay more in taxes? I looked into the numbers today at The Federalist:
Today at The Federalist, I wrote about the fight over the adoption tax credit, and what it says about the Republican Party’s lack of commitment to true tax reform.
My latest at The Federalist: why Major League Baseball should expand–to New York.
My last bizarre voyage into Sandwich Twitter was back in June and was enough to keep me away for a while. This time, however, Jess Epstein (@jessepstein a/k/a Sandwich Lady) published an excerpt from her venerable Depression-era cookbook that looked good enough to try, so I’m back for Sandwich Twitter II: The Baconing.
At first glance, the recipe appears to be a take on the classic British sandwich, the Bacon Butty, of which I’m already a big fan. This being America, the author went and added some cheese. That makes sense: cheese makes everything better.
I assumed the “mustard” here meant ground mustard, not the condiment. Since I’m cooking for one, I halved the recipe. I pre-heated the oven and mixed the spread, and topped with bacon as directed.
Seven minutes in the toaster oven produced the result:
My first reaction was that I like my bacon a little more well done than that, but it was mostly OK. The cheese and bacon, unsurprisingly, was a good combination. Given those two ingredients, you can probably leave out the salt, but even with it, it wasn’t excessively salty.
It’s a rich sandwich with cheap ingredients, the sort of thing you’d expect from a 1930s cookbook. And it was actually really good! I ate it open-faced, though I suspect regular-style would work OK, too. The mustard flavor added some complexity, but I’m not sure I tasted the paprika.
The verdict: give it a try. If you like bacon and cheese, you can’t go wrong here. It’s nothing amazing, but it’s an upgrade on a standard bacon sandwich that will make for a tasty, filling lunch. ✮✮✮✮✩
Over the weekend, I wrote for The Federalist about Washington, the Episcopal Church, and the purpose of history and memory.
Bowe Bergdahl is guilty, no matter what President Trump has to say about him. My latest at The Federalist.
What if the reason your party loses elections isn’t gerrymandering? What if it’s just that no one wants to vote for you? My latest article at The Federalist takes on the idea that gerrymandering permanently rigs elections.
Today at The Federalist, I wrote about why–despite the legitimate concerns–a national identification card is a good idea.
Today in The University Bookman, check out my review of Walter Stahr’s new biography, Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary.