Daily Archives: July 4, 2007

Just when you thought $400 was a lot to pay for a haircut

John Edwards’ hairstylist speaks out: Joseph Torrenueva … Beverly Hills hairstylist, a Democrat, said he hit it off with then-Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina at a meeting in Los Angeles that brought several fashion experts together to advise the candidate on his appearance. Since then, Torrenueva has cut Edwards’s hair at least 16 times.Continue Reading






On Independence Day and a Founder’s prescience

In his Townhall.com column today, Michael Medved sounds like my Independence Day post last year: The prophetic nature of [John Adams’] vision still makes the heart race and takes the breath away, some 231 years later. Predicting ?illuminations? (the 18th Century term for fireworks!) to celebrate Independence Day from ?one end of the continent toContinue Reading






Good luck with that pursuit of happiness

That’s what The News & Observer has as a front-page Independence Day message. Right there above the fold, in display type, is the quote from the Declaration of Independence about “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But the photo below it is of an immigrant from Togo who came to the U.S. but hasContinue Reading






Kyoto fantasy, Part II

Yes! Weekly’s Amy Kingsley takes a look at the Greensboro City Council’s environmental record: The city council’s environmental record is as divided and unpredictable as the failed 2006 motion to prune the tree ordinance. Issues tackled by the council have included funding for public transportation, watershed protection, greenway preservation, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and, ofContinue Reading






Happy 4th of July

No big message here. Enjoy the nation’s birthday.