Like little stars.
I’m interrupting Salon’s regular programming to point out the shockingly important impact produced by our one-man truth patrol, Glenn Greenwald, in just this past week. There was the United Nations report that confirmed Glenn’s reports of more than a year ago that the United States’ treatment of Bradley Manning was “cruel, inhumane and degrading.” There was the necessary corrective to all those liberals dancing on Dennis Kucinich’s congressional grave. There was his takedown of the Washington insider-lobbyists who get away with representing terrorist groups for high fees while others are imprisoned for seemingly far less. There was the urgent case on behalf of the Yemeni journalist the U.S. all but imprisoned for his critical reporting. And then today, an exposing of an insidious spin around the latest atrocity in Afghanistan, by two of what are supposedly our most fair and impartial news sites.
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Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.