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Bob McDonnell’s war on woman

23.08.2014

The DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) is alive with the sounds of scandal as the corruption trial of former VA Governor Robert McDonnell plays on in Richmond. Every day, another shocker–from fraudulent bank statements to designer frocks; it is—for Democrats at least—a celebration of schadenfreude. This is, you may remember, the man who during the…

Under Armour takes a great leap forward

09.08.2014

Under Armour, whose uniforms for the US speed skaters allegedly fell short at the Sochi Olympics, has more than redeemed itself with IwillwhatIwant, a new campaign aimed at women. Like many other lifestyle brands, the athletic-wear designer is jumping on the girls’ and women’s empowerment bandwagon to celebrate those “who live on their own terms”…

With a Koch and a smile: the softer side of big money

15.06.2014

One of the most striking discoveries from last month’s interview with Edward Snowden was how unremarkable he seemed. Blondish, pale, disarming—neither traitor nor hero—he turned out to be just an ordinary man with an extraordinary story to tell. The systems analyst that inspired a thousand conspiracy theories was reduced to the IT guy he actually…

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