Patt Morrison for August 13, 2012

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney Announces Rep. Paul Ryan As His Vice Presidential Pick
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan as his running mate, arguably for his extensive background in fiscal policy. As chair of the House Budget Committee, Ryan proposed privatizing Social Security and is known for his ambitious budgets, first his Roadmap for America’s Future in 2008, and then in 2011 and 2012.

Ayn Rand’s influence on the GOP

In 2005, Paul Ryan credited novelist Ayn Rand on his personal philosophy in politics. Patt parses how the writer's controversial ideals have shaped GOP views.

Should tax laws change to exempt Olympic medal winners?

The U.S. Olympic Committee awards athletes thousands in cash for medals wins. Eligible for high taxes, athletes may find their glory weighs more than their wallets.
Bob Schieffer Receives Award In Washington
Last week a group of anonymous female journalists and former ABC News anchor and presidential debate moderator Carole Simpson demanded that at least one of this year's presidential debates be moderated by a woman.

The demise of printed magazines

Much like those of their fellow print publications, newspapers, the sales of magazines are in the midst of a precipitous decline. Last week, the Audit Bureau of Circulations reported that newsstand circulation in the first half of the year was down almost 10 percent, continuing a multi-year slide.
Oxford Dictionaries Online

Oxford Dictionaries Online adds bibimbap, jeggings, and whatevs

Tiger Mother (noun) : a strict or demanding mother who pushes her children to high levels of achievement, using methods regarded as typical of childrearing in China and other parts of East Asia

Author, editor, and provocateur Helen Gurley Brown dies

Long before the fictional Carrie Bradshaw, there was the definitively flesh-and-blood Helen Gurley Brown, author of "Sex and the Single Girl" and editor of Cosmopolitan for over three decades.
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