The NYT has this line about about the “dress code” that gets one in the coveted clubs;
For women, shoes are key. “Minimum five-inch heel,” he said. “Christians are our favorite,” he added, referring not to the faithful but to Christian Louboutin, the designer known for his red soles.
Women run corporations and play on football teams. Yet they have less self-respect than ever.
We can spare ourselves the burden of unraveling the political and personal philosophy of the Norwegian mass killer.
The new energy-efficient light bulbs look good and save money — or so I learned to my embarrassment.
I’m smiling here because I don’t have to climb over any more boulders on my way to Galehead hut, the most isolated Appalachian Mountain Club shelter in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.
For more about the place, see Bob Whitcomb’s post in his This New England blog.
Republicans seem to be especially plagued by activists demanding they make pledges they shouldn’t.
Tax cuts haven’t made jobs, and the stimulus was temporary. The Great American Job Machine no longer goes on automatic pilot. Government must step in to prepare Americans for the jobs there are.
(a) to create an “investor society” in which ordinary folk base provide most of their economic security by taking a waltz down Wall Street with their savings
but also want
(b) to weaken rules that protect consumers from toxic financial products.
Not a pretty combo.
As frustrated historians, journalists can’t help but construct large socio/economico/politico meanings out of simple clashes between human beings. As usual, they overdo
Americans don’t like higher taxes, but they prefer them over the alternatives. For example, they prefer them over cannibalizing Medicare.