As I watch the new PBS series, "Makers: The Women Who Make America," which kicked off Feb. 26th, I am reminded of my encounter with one of those makers, Gloria Steinem, in the election battleground state of Ohio last fall.
My admiration then for RN is due to his grit, his durability, his physical and political discipline, his resilience and his indestructibility. "You are only defeated when you quit," he would say. Richard Nixon never quit.
What if you fell upon a piece of Elvis Presley history? After all, he was just a mere mortal, right? Well, to millions around the world he is as much as a magical being as he ever was when he first began his career as a musician and actor in the '50s.
I was in my mid-to-late 20s, and I was alone, in Manahawkin, N.J., living the southern Ocean County life. And I finally found love. Now, my wife and I are back, writing about it, living and remembering the life we once knew.
It has saved 99 percent of the 1,482 native species under its care from disappearing forever. But the Act isn't just about avoiding extinction. It's about setting these species on a path to recovery. On that point, there are amazing stories worth celebrating:
Myth: Henry Kissinger was the first American official in China since 1949. Fact: On Kissinger's secret trip to China in July 1971, my dad conveniently made sure he was at the front of the Pakistani-piloted plane as it entered Chinese airspace. Some would say he ran to the front.
Back in June, representatives of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition marched from the National Press Club to the Office of National Drug Control Policy headquarters. Our mission: to hand-deliver a copy of our new report.
June 17 will mark forty years since President Richard Nixon officially declared a "war on drugs." A trillion dollars and millions of ruined lives later, the war on drugs has proven to be a catastrophic failure.