The absolute happiest that I see my mom all year is when my family is all together on Christmas Day eating, drinking tequila, and just hanging out,” says Cristina Lynch. “Growing up, everything in our house was always bright and festive.” Inspired by her heritage (Lynch’s mom is from Torreón, Mexico), she launched Mi Golondrina, a fresh and vibrant home-accessories and clothing line made in partnership with female Mexican artisans. While her work involves traveling back and forth from Dallas to Mexico, Lynch also prioritizes time with her girlfriends. Around the holidays, she hosts her annual dinner party, pulling ideas from her family’s Christmas rituals. She sends out save-the-date text messages in November followed by Paperless Post invitations two weeks before the party. “They’re less formal than printed ones and more official than a text,” she notes. “Some people can’t make it; some come late—and that makes it different and special every year.” Learn from her warm and laid-back entertaining style.
Ockham: Barr is Trump's dog. All you need to know about William Barr: Iran-Contra In late 1992, Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh, who had been chosen to investigate the Iran–Contra affair, found documents in the possession of Reagan's former defense secretary, Caspar Weinberger, which Walsh said was "evidence of a conspiracy among the highest-ranking Reagan Administration officials to lie to Congress and the American public." Weinberger was set to stand trial on felony charges on January 5, 1993. His "indictment said Mr. Weinberger's notes contradicted Mr. Bush's assertions that he had only a fragmentary knowledge of the arms secretly sold to Iran in 1985 and 1986 in exchange for American hostages in Lebanon." According to Walsh, then-president Bush might have been called as a witness. On December 24, 1992, during his final month in office, Bush, on the advice of Barr, pardoned Weinberger, along with five other administration officials who had been found guilty on charges relating to the Iran–Contra affair. Barr was consulted extensively regarding the pardons, and especially advocated for pardoning Weinberger. Walsh complained about the move insinuating that Bush on Barr's advice had used the pardons to avoid testifying and stating that: "The Iran-contra cover-up, which has continued for more than six years, has now been completed." In 2003, he wrote an account of the investigation in his book, Firewall: The Iran-Contra Conspiracy and Cover-Up. Courtesy of THE TRUTH Because of this and Barr's unwillingness to appoint an independent counsel to look into a second scandal known as Iraqgate, New York Times writer William Safire began to refer to Barr as "Coverup-General Barr.