The U.S. Department of Defense must restructure to accommodate deep budget cuts and, more importantly, be ready for the challenges of 21st-century warfare. Those challenges will include unconventional operations and wars fought in vastly expanded battle spaces. Reforms are needed in three areas.
We have waited long enough for the food industry to voluntarily develop standards to reduce the marketing of unhealthy foods to children. While the proposed uniform standards recently announced by several food companies are a step in the right direction, they do not go far enough to have a significant impact on limiting the types of unhealthy foods marketed to children.
Creativity is our birthright. This is not just for some people; it’s for everyone. We often get stuck in our routine, and when we even bother to think about that gazpacho recipe we want to try, or that book we plan to write “some day”, we tend to find excuses that prevent us from taking the first step.
I consider the mushrooms on the end of my fork: Though Americans once avoided them, many now enjoy fungi as food – in stir-fry and stew, and atop pizza.
Most of us think about saving energy when we turn out the lights or adjust the thermostat as we leave for work. Motivations to conserve can be both altruistic and economic.
Now is not the time for recriminations against Tea Party-backed members of Congress who voted in the end for the debt deal. This is not the time to start fighting amongst ourselves. Nothing could make the Left happier than to see a splintering of the Tea Party movement.
About two weeks ago, I wrote about “scams” on the international scene and how gullible people are. Does anyone remember hearing about a person who claimed to have won a lottery, but didn’t have a positive bank I.D. to be able to cash in?
Every day in America, half a million people sit in local jails awaiting trial. They are there because they can’t afford to make bail. Two of every three of these people are charged with nonviolent offenses and are simply waiting to face their accusers.
There may be a time in your life, perhaps more than one, when you hit bottom. It may feel as if your situation can’t get any worse. There may be one event that stresses you out or a cumulative series of circumstances.
In 1914, on the eve of the Great War, the Duke of Cambridge wrote, “There is a time for all things. There is even a time for change; and that is when it can no longer be avoided.”