In this commentary, journalist Todd Brewster looks at how the concept of military service has changed over the past few generations and how the great bulk of our youth miss out on something important by not contemplating it.
Back in the early 1970s, a professor at the Harvard Business School introduced a public sector case study for class discussion: the students were asked to analyze the paper flow in the office of then-senator Ted Kennedy.
What so many opponents of the Affordable Care Act find offensive is the idea that you have to do something because the government tells you that you have to when freedom to so many Americans has traditionally been understood to mean being left to our own devices.
The most visible robotic project right now is the use of drone aircraft. Unmanned vehicles are the wave of the future. In fact, the aerospace industry has essentially stopped all research and development on manned aircraft.
A little more than a decade ago, Edward Luttwak, the renowned military strategist, wrote a provocative essay in Foreign Affairs entitled, “Give War a Chance.”
If you do not like the rash of intensely negative campaign commercials on television this year, the ones made possible by the court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United, then turn off the television.
Tuesday night, delivering his third State of the Union, Barack Obama has a choice. His could join the long list of predictable addresses, forgotten by daybreak. Or he could do something that might, if only for the moment, stifle his critics and provide the nation with a blueprint for a still young century.
Is it time to finally declare Dixie “changed”? That is at the heart of the Texas redistricting decision now before the Supreme Court.
Yes, Americans have an inherent distrust of politicians (just as they do of journalists), but as the Gallup Poll tells us each year, they remain at the top of the list of their “most admired people” in the world...
Words, Havel said, matter. Not only to poets and playwrights. They matter – they should matter – to all.