Art openings, theatre opening nights, The Academy Awards,The Kentucky Derby, White House state dinners. The b Michael AMERICA Spring collection shown at the Pavilion during New York's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week signaled the celebration of events in American style.
It turns out that phrase isn't as simple as it sounds. I think what's most important is that the car you're considering is actually built in the U.S., even if the automaker is based elsewhere. Here's why.
Let's look at the company's big, shiny $250 billion commitment to American-made products. Sound like a big number? It is. But just like the endless aisles at your local Supercenter, everything is big with Walmart.
Over the past few decades, we've learned the hard way that once manufacturing is gone, engineering know-how quickly follows, and then later on innovation and our national security suffers the consequences. That's a place that America has never been before.
Glamour ruled at b michael's show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Fall/ Winter 2014. As models of both sexes emerged in bold plaids and brilliant earth tones in smart suits of wool, cashmere and corduroy best described as urban chic.
In the last few years, pride in American-made goods has been causing a swing back in that direction, making them trendier than ever among the hip and cutting-edge. We can support "Made in America" products even more by giving them as gifts and spreading the word.
The notion that the definition of quality should encompass not only how a product looks, feels, and functions, but also how it was made, is spreading. This viewpoint is certainly not the norm in America, but it is something that continues to gain traction among the educated and thoughtful consumer.
For more than 200 years, nobody believed it was odd to suggest two men for president and vice president. Isn't it about time someone (in this case, your faithful columnist) raise the prospect of two women? I can think of one great reason why: They would be the best leaders.