Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Dropping the ‘lock her up’ chant, after The Washington Post revealed that Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and senior adviser, used her private email account to send hundreds of messages about official business last year. Ivanka said she was “not familiar” with the rules on emails.
Not shaving, after a new survey of 8,500 heterosexual women found that heavily stubbled men are the most attractive to potential mates, followed by men with full beards, the lightly stubbled, and, in last place, clean-shaven men.
History, after the Texas Board of Education voted to change what students are told about the causes of the Civil War. Students will be taught that slavery played a “central role,” instead of being one of three factors along with “states’ rights” and “sectionalism.”
Bad week for:
Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, the Japanese government minister in charge of cybersecurity, who admitted to a parliamentary committee that he has never used a computer. Whenever he needs to use a computer, he said, “I order my employees or secretaries” to do it.
Sour grapes, after a match at the U.K.’s Grand Slam of Darts was marred by allegations of flatulence. Dutchman Wesley Harms accused world champion Gary Anderson of beating him by repeatedly emitting a distracting “fragrant smell” during the contest.
The church-state divide, after Texas pastor Ed Young warned that God will punish America for voting Democrats back into power in the midterm elections. The Democratic Party is “basically godless,” said Young, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention.