Techies: The new puritans.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, my mother told a story about my grandmother's college days. She went to school in Washington, D.C., but she sent her laundry back to her parents in Cleveland. She'd put it on a train, and it'd be back to her in no more than a couple of days—the train service was that frequent and efficient. This was the late 1920s or early 1930s.
The first time wealth transformed San Francisco, in the Gold Rush of 1848, the city didn't just get richer, and transform into a place robber barons called home. It also got an influx of new, poor immigrants, many Chinese, who helped build railroads and settled the city into its modern contours.
Media orgs troll the feminist blogosphere to get attention. A new attack on Michelle Obama is the dumbest yet.
What her autobiography tells us about her feud with Liz
The Bush family dynamics were often compared to Shakespeare. But the Cheneys might have just one-upped them on that front. This week, Liz said she does not support gay marriage and Mary replied with an angry Facebook post and an interview in Politico where she said “I’m not supporting Liz’s candidacy.
Liz Cheney is running for Senate in Wyoming, and to telegraph her family values, she's decided to publicly undermine the very philosophical underpinnings of her sister's marriage.
You're probably more like Lululemon's offensive founder than you think
You have more in common with the chain's offensive owner than you think
Their outlook on spending.
The rich are like you and me, it turns out — if you're a millenial. In a New York Times opinion piece, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, an associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy who is writing a book on Thorstein Veblen and 21st-century consumption, says that the way the uber-wealthy now spend their money has changed.
Nonclandestine ones, that is.
When Boston elected Marty Walsh as its next mayor last evening, it looked like nothing particularly demographically new: Irish-Catholic pol beats other Irish-Catholic pol elected in a town with a tradition of electing Irish-Catholic pols. But Walsh, in fact, is part of a newer coalition of politicians, as the writer Ruth Graham noted on Twitter. Like Michael Bloomberg and Andrew Cuomo, Walsh has a longtime girlfriend he's deeply committed to but sees no apparent need to marry.
Terry McAuliffe got what he wanted. No matter how unexpectedly narrow the margin of victory, the greatest fundraiser the Democratic party has ever seen has now followed in the footsteps of his fellow former party operative, Mark Warner, and he will be the next governor of Virginia.