After Hurricane Sandy, the retail industry quickly began assisting those who have had their homes and lives damaged. Some are boutiques that regularly give to charity and made special donations; others are larger corporations donating more than $1 million.
On the National Day of Reason religious people of all sorts join non-believers in recognizing that a government of the people should use reason as the basis for creating and enforcing its laws and regulations.
At a time when most Americans are celebrating abundance, one in six of us is not getting enough to eat. Right now, do something to ensure that everyone has enough to eat this holiday season and throughout the year.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I ask that you take note of the neighbor down the street, or a former co-worker who got laid off, or a member of your place of worship. You just don't know -- they may be in need of food.
The ever-growing ranks of families turning to America's food banks is a reality that should not be met with ridicule. Instead, we must respond with the compassion, steadfast resolve, and solidarity that have always fueled our great nation.