Steve Clemons, Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation: “Arianna Huffington asked a number of us to think about what we were most thankful for this weekend. What I am most thankful for is that President Obama and his team have made debate and policy challenges patriotic again. I remember when Chuck Hagel’s patriotism was rudely challenged by the Vice President for asking fundamental questions about the White House’s strategy in Iraq. I don’t agree with everything the Obama administration has done — but I do respect the embrace of divergent views and heterodoxy. All the best to you and your family this Thanksgiving — and may you have a great and civil debate on something you care about in the next year.”
Mark Willcox: “My nephew and his wife spent two years in Senegal with the Peace Corp. The first year, they lived in a small village. The second year, they moved to a large town. In front of their new digs, only a short walk away, was a pipe coming up from the ground which, with the turn of a handle, dispensed WATER. Any time of the year. They were in heaven! So, I am thankful for having running water RIGHT IN MY HOUSE.”
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A NEW YORK HOTEL VALUE
I’m not saying it’s cheap, exactly – I would try naming my own price at priceline.com first, if I were you – but an heiress I know, who has a healthy respect for a dollar, turned me on to Dream, a remarkable hotel value in the heart of Manhattan. On the same nights in January where a room could be had for less than $250, the Four Seasons was quoting $850. (All this before the various taxes and surcharges.) Headed East? Eager to preserve your inheritance? Check it out. (Cheaper still, as noted here before, but in no way swank: Leo House.)
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So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. And they said, 'No.'~Apple founder Steve Jobs
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