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4:31 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Sandwich Monday Memorial Day Picnic Dispatch: Piñata Cookies

The secret within.
Adam Marks

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 9:59 am

Barbecue is not only delicious, it's magnanimous. So even though it's supposed to be the star of the Memorial Day picnic, sometimes it lets the new guy have the spotlight. Such was the situation when Friend of Sandwich Monday Adam showed up with Piñata Cookies: cookies with a surprise inside. Here's a recipe.

Ian: The cookies are nice and moist. But it's nice to know if they weren't, we could bring in an 8-year-old's birthday party to beat them open with bats.

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Opinion
4:31 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

New Republic: Romney Should Go Left On Wall Street

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney walks off of his campaign plane at Yampa Valley Airport on May 28, 2012 in Yampa, Colorado.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 7:59 am

Noam Scheiber is a senior editor at The New Republic, where he writes about politics and Obama administration economic policy.

When JPMorgan announced its $2 billion trading loss a few weeks back, a handful of smart conservatives saw an opportunity for Romney to get to Obama's left: Call for an end to too-big-to-fail. As AEI's James Pethokoukis put it:

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Opinion
4:31 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Weekly Standard: Yes, Time To Break Up The Banks

Men walk out of JPMorgan Chase & Co headquarters in New York, May 14, 2012.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/GettyImages

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 9:39 am

James Pethokoukis is a columnist and blogger at the American Enterprise Institute and a contributor to CNBC.

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World Cafe
4:30 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Next: Two Man Gentlemen Band

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 30, 2012 2:54 pm

  • Hear two new tracks from Two Man Gentleman Band

Self-described as "hot, raucous, retro swing for two," Two Man Gentlemen Band lives up to its claim. But, as the name suggests, there's a subtle ridiculousness to the group's sound. Andy Bean and Fuller Condon have made a career of recording old-school, '60s-style folk on vintage equipment, only to pack their songs with parodies, anachronisms and absurdities.

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Planet Money
4:30 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

How Economic Reforms Are Contributing To The Conflict In Syria

Syrian rebels take position during clashes with government forces in Idlib, north Syria.
Rodrigo Abd ASSOCIATED PRESS

Originally published on Tue May 29, 2012 1:04 pm

This week in The New York Times Magazine, Adam Davidson writes about the surprising diversity of Syria's economy. Economic reforms opened up the economy to foreign investors and a growing class of entrepreneurs. But according to Ayham Kamel, an analyst at the Eurasia Group, the reforms undercut Syria's rural poor. We asked him to elaborate in the following post.

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