Joe Klein, best-selling author of Primary Colors, presents in his game-changing book, Charlie Mike, which is military speak for "Continue the mission." He asserts that this generation of vets is a huge, untapped resource for aiding and improving our country
Our service taught us about selflessness and sacrifice, friendship and brotherhood, rich and poor, white and black, right and wrong. More importantly it taught us that individuals, brought together with others in a common mission, can have an impact.
The 60 Minutes piece last Sunday on the life and death of Clay Hunt, a Marine who earned a Purple Heart serving in the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, demonstrated how much we have yet to learn about the epidemic of suicide in our returning troops and veterans.
In disaster response scenarios, indigenous capacity and community resources are often overlooked as responders operate under preconceived protocols that exist autonomously from the realities of those who need assistance.
Sharemeister is running an experiment to see if they can get people to give passively to non-profits within the context of "competitive giving events." By downloading Sharemeister's browser application for Firefox, people can generate donations in the form of "Shares."
Brett Scudder speaks for thousands of disenfranchised, displaced and dispossessed after Hurricane Sandy. He does not feel sorry for himself. Sure he's mad, but in a strange way it has strengthened his resolve.
As Hurricane Sandy approached the East Coast, most people flocked to grocery stores to stock up on the essentials. Many veterans, though, were preparing to respond to help those in need. This isn't a new story.