The Medal of Honor is this nation's highest combat award. The process of selection must remain exclusively with the Department of Defense for the medal to retain its valorous prominence -- on Veterans Day 2011 and for generations to come.
President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner held dueling prime time addresses to the nation and even disagreed on whether there was a stalemate over the debt ceiling. That is the problem in a nutshell.
I was honored to speak at the international conference of 100 Black Men of America, where this year's focus was on the topic of mentorship. This got me thinking about the skyrocketing high school dropout rate amongst our kids.