The Washington Post has a great story today about the rise of female ambassadors in the past several years, a phenomenon called "the Hillary Effect."
The end of the piece covers a sad truth I've written about before. Women who advance to such high levels in their careers often leave their husbands behind:
While male ambassadors are usually accompanied by wives, female ambassadors are often here alone. Of eight interviewed, four are divorced and four said their husbands did not accompany them to Washington because of their own jobs.
Somehow, the point of consciousness-raising efforts like Morgan Spurlock's documentary Super Size Me and Eric Schlosser's investigatory book Fast Food Nation got lost when the organic-loving locavores took over food discussions. The early-aught pieces highlighted problems with companies: how you would find their practices distasteful if you knew about them, and how they were marketing their food as better for you than it really was.
A week ago, the big race in Connecticut was for governor in 2010. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, former Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, and Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele seemed huddlednearthe top of a crowded race.
In the wake of a Nigerian man's failed attempt to blow up a flight over Detroit on Christmas Day with explosives hidden in his underwear, government officials, especially in Europe, now want full-body scanners to screen all passengers before flights.