Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Daily Digest

Yesterday, Norman Borlaug, whose discovery of high-yield dwarf wheat sparked the Green Revolution that forestalled mass starvation, received the Congressional Gold Medal. He is only the third person to receive that award along with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Peace Prize.

Eating sushi should be an experience. As Trevor Corson, author of the The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket, puts it, "A trip to the neighborhood sushi bar should be a social exchange that celebrates, with a sense of balance and moderation, the wondrous variety of the sea."

"He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle, and he does not score many goals." David Beckham is overrated.

The NYT profiles Numbers USA, the obscure, Arlington-based nonprofit that spearheaded the recent defeat of the immigration reform bill.