The Mueller Report, the Electoral College, and Arugula Lettuce
Past Present Episode 173
In this episode, Niki, Neil, and Natalia discuss the Mueller Report, the movement to end the Electoral College, and why not many Americans eat arugula lettuce.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report has been released, though the public has only received a four-page summary, issued by Attorney General William Barr. Niki referred to the high standard set by the Watergate Scandal, which she wrote about in the Washington Post.
- The Electoral College is one of the most confusing institutions in American politics, and a new movement to abolish it is gathering steam. Natalia recommended Jamelle Bouie’s New York Times op-ed making a progressive case for its abolition.
- Arugula lettuce, Amanda Mull recently argued in the Atlantic, is underappreciated. Niki referred to the lettuce’s Jewish history, as chronicled in the Forward.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History: