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“Best Wishes, Donald Trump”: A Future President’s Letter to Vanity Fair

The Donald has inveighed (in Sharpie!) against our intrepid blogger, Juli Weiner. We found his comments so delightful, we had to share.

Another reason as to why Donald Trump is crazy. And you thought Sarah Palin was bad.

FT writers and editors pick their most influential women of the past 10 years across the globe, from Nobel Prize-winning scientists to political activists and technology tycoons. - Financial Times

Hilary Clinton, Serena Williams, Beyonce, Tina Fey, Angelina Jolie, Hannah Montana, J.K. Rowling, Zaha Hadid, Kate Middleton, Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker, Phoebe Philo, Kate Moss and Anna Wintour are just some of the notable women considered to be the most influential women of the past decade, according to The Financial Times. Do some of them deserve this title?

Aung San Suu Kyi, 65, waves to a crowd at the offices of the National League for Democracy in Rangoon, Burma, two days after her release this year

Aung San Suu Kyi, 65, waves to a crowd at the offices of the National League for Democracy in Rangoon, Burma, two days after her release this year.

But the Americans are oblivious. They travel abroad so rarely that they don’t see how far they are falling behind. Which is why we at the embassy find it funny that Americans are now fighting over how “exceptional” they are. Once again, we are not making this up. On the front page of The Washington Post on Monday there was an article noting that Republicans Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee are denouncing Obama for denying “American exceptionalism.” The Americans have replaced working to be exceptional with talking about how exceptional they still are. They don’t seem to understand that you can’t declare yourself “exceptional,” only others can bestow that adjective upon you.

From WikiChina - Thomas Friedman

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