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Today I looked at how fond both parties are of Wall Street's money, listed some ways you could make the filibuster less troublesome without ending it altogether and interviewed Sen. Ted Kaufman about his proposal to break up big banks.

Here's what I didn't get to:

1) Can Sen. Bob Corker survive as the Senate's new maverick?

2) What comes next for SEIU?

3) I'm pretty much in favor of all ideas to tax banks, the IMF's new proposal included.

4) "Trusting Wall Street firms to act in their clients’ interests is a mug’s game."

Recipe of the day: Pasta carbonara.

By Ezra Klein  |  April 21, 2010; 6:08 PM ET
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"Recipe of the day: Pasta carbonara."

Oh for G*d's sake, first it's 'Spaghetti Carbonara' and the last thing you'd do is let a bunch of french people cook it. You already know you're headed down a cliff when they're telling you to dump in "2/3 cup of heavy cream and a couple of tablespoons of milk". That's not Carbonara -- that's a soup.

Here's someone who knows what he's talking about:

"More important than this it is already such a rich dish that it does not need butter or cream. Of course you can prepare whatever you like and call it as you want, but if you want to eat as a Roman, here the authentic recipe."

Here's a better picture of the actual dish:

My absolute favorite came from a Trattoria off of Piazza Bologna. Needless to say, it was followed by a second dish of something else -- come si fa in paese.

Posted by: leoklein | April 21, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Corker will have to worry about his constituents. Tennessee is a very red state. Still, I think he'd be better off sticking to his guns. We shall see, I suppose, but I think he's right that the republicans would be much better off if they influenced the bill, and did not just oppose it. Because they are guaranteed to lose on FinReg.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | April 21, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

pasta carbonara
2/3rds of a cup of heavy cream....
hmmm...wonder if it is on the "claimjumper" menu?
but who's counting?

years ago, people would order spaghetti carbonara in a little restaurant, in a booth...
with a straw chianti bottle, with a ton of melted, multi-colored candle wax in it,in the middle of the table.
there would have been a red and white checkered tablecloth, three glass shakers, salt, pepper and oregano...all a bit greasy...white paper napkins, maybe some old christmas lights strung from the ceiling.and, there would be a jukebox on the table,
and, you might be listening to this!

Posted by: jkaren | April 22, 2010 1:23 AM | Report abuse

@jkaren: Don't know about the tune, but you're right about the atmosphere.

To link it to some 3-star establishment in Monte Carlo of all places is a sacrilege.

Posted by: leoklein | April 22, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

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