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Posted at 5:30 PM ET, 02/18/2011

Reconciliation

By Ezra Klein

Recap: The specifics of what's being proposed in Wisconsin; public-employee unions aren't to blame for the state's deficits; and how Wisconsin's Senate Democrats are mounting an oddly traditional filibuster -- from Illinois.

Elsewhere:

1) Why does college cost so much?

2) “Real” food is much more price volatile than engineered food.

3) I can't tell if this letter Sens. Chambliss, Crapo and Coburn sent to Grover Norquist is ruling out tax increases or trying to confuse the issue of what a tax increase actually is.

4) Massachusetts led the way in health-insurance reform. Will they lead in delivery-system reform, too?

Recipe of the day: Scotch and whiskey skin.

By Ezra Klein  | February 18, 2011; 5:30 PM ET
 
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--*1) Why does college cost so much?*--

That's hilarious (if elitist stupidity can be said to be hilarious.)

They blame the high cost on everything except the subsidies that two thirds of the article is about.

Posted by: msoja | February 18, 2011 6:01 PM | Report abuse

This may be a totally inconsequential, but: I cannot imagine contaminating a perfectly exquisite single malt whiskey with sugar and lemons (even Meyer lemons). This cocktail thing is going too far. Drink your single malt like this old dame does: neat. A splash of water is the most one should ever add to it, to bring out the nose. If you want to pour sugar syrup and lemon juice into liquor, use some cheap rot gut. Okay, now that I have that off my chest, let me say that I am coming to the same conclusion about vegetables: steam your brussels sprouts, mateys, and eat them like a man, with just a dash of salt and pepper and a grating of nutmeg (and a splash of olive oil). I'm getting tired of sweet cocktails and hopelessly disguised vegetables. Let's taste the real things, because Scotch and brussels spouts are good, though not necessarily together. Actually, never together. But you know what I mean.

Posted by: JJenkins2 | February 18, 2011 6:56 PM | Report abuse

That's a terrible thing, to do that to a scotch.

Posted by: pj_camp | February 18, 2011 8:03 PM | Report abuse

" I'm getting tired of sweet cocktails and hopelessly disguised vegetables"

jjenkins....delightfully written comments!

Posted by: jkaren | February 19, 2011 12:32 AM | Report abuse

That seems like a really terrible thing to do do single malt Scotch. The "recommended" brand is Bruichladdich at $60 a fifth. I feel guilty drinking my $35 Highland on ice.

Posted by: BottyGuy | February 19, 2011 9:23 AM | Report abuse

That seems like a really terrible thing to do do single malt Scotch. The "recommended" brand is Bruichladdich at $60 a fifth. I feel guilty drinking my $35 Highland on ice.

Posted by: BottyGuy | February 19, 2011 9:24 AM | Report abuse

misssed this before. Nice to see some mention of Mass. delivery reforms. Hope this gets an actual post at some point and the mention it deserves.

Posted by: visionbrkr | February 21, 2011 10:48 AM | Report abuse

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