After nearly 40 years working in the field of aging/gerontology, I've come to believe there are five key ingredients for becoming and remaining a leader in this -- and perhaps any -- arena.
If we aren't going to have a draft in any imaginable future, and if we aren't even going to enforce the Selective Service registration law -- the last prosecution took place in 1986 -- then it is time to get rid of draft registration.
Every so often in American politics a party nominates an insurgent, not because of his/her experience, but simply because their message strikes a resonate chord with the most active faction of the party at that time.
I feel apprehensive, after seeing "Twelve Years a Slave", the currently at movie theaters everywhere film, that it may inspire awards in place of the ...
There's a crossroads moment in our recent history that comes back to me whenever I think of our warming planet.
Habitat for Humanity International was very important to my father. He had been a college professor and loved to build houses during the summer as his...
Even if the Arab Spring has not yet arrived in the Gulf, it is becoming apparent that the Saudi's world is changing. The Saudis and the Gulf monarchies are under increasing pressure.
Why not stop exporting jobs and dollars to import oil which we then waste? Why not use our dollars to build our own economy instead of Russia's?
More than 30 years ago, during the hostage crisis, another American president, Jimmy Carter attempted to block a 60 Minutes broadcast that also suggested the U.S. owed Iran something of an apology.
When you turn 70, you can't consider yourself middle-aged any more. Let's face it, you're wicked old. Which doesn't sound great, but in ancient times the entry into cronehood, the third period of a woman's life -- after Maiden and Mother -- was feted with ceremonies and rituals, because the crones were revered as wise women who could impart their knowledge to the tribe.
Throughout American history, political family dynasties have not been uncommon. However, these families have not always acted in unison. In fact, in some cases American political families have been split asunder by divergent political loyalties.
Google the word "dithering" together with the name Obama and out comes Charles Krauthammer calling him a ditherer over foreign policy, followed by Dic...
Several of Barack Obama's most recent interventions cast a cloud over his ability to act as a true statesman.
It dawned on me that period piece attire worn in popular Arabic TV serials resembles the elaborate and beautiful brocade designs I used to see in the ...
The President, appearing in the White House briefing room dressed only in swim trunks, announced that for the duration of the summer, all thermostats in the White House will be set to 85 degrees.
Why is it everyone always has something to say about the Nobel Peace Prize winner? It's because unlike science, "peace" is something we Americans can understand. Assuming we're talking about a piece of a Twinkie or something.