Citizenship

One Face of Justice

This is Ben Ferencz, and at 97-years-old, he is the last man standing… literally, who prosecuted Nazis at the Nuremberg trials at the end of World War II. While watching Ferencz’s backstory on 60 Minutes, I thought, well, this will be a nice … Read More

This is What Genius Looks Like

Global warming, according to a majority of climate scientists, is a global threat. And an 81-year-old man thinks knows he’s found an answer.

This is the face of genius. In a story from the CBS program 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl interviewed a man with … Read More

Don’t get on Jon Stewart’s bad side.

As the host of The Daily Show, Stewart was always on point in political skewering, but last Tuesday, Stewart, respectful and solemn, lectured Congress – specifically, the House Judiciary subcommittee – to a mostly empty room. He … Read More

I Like Mike!

This is 70-year-old Mike Edison, a retired advertising sales executive who lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York. Mike is a great example of persistence and the power one individual can have to effect change. Manhattan is known for great theater, … Read More

Earlier this month, Warwick Public Schools in Rhode Island announced that it would ban any student from the school’s hot meal service if they had not paid any outstanding balance owed. Their only choice at lunchtime: a sandwich made from “sun butter and jelly,” (sun … Read More

One night in December 1968, SP4 Dennis E. Haines’ life changed literally in a flash.

“Our mission was to encircle a village,” his buddy John Miller recalls. “It was on this path that Dennis and I were sent to act as a listening post, waiting … Read More

Commencement at colleges and universities around the country is a time for the well-known and lesser-known luminaries to make speeches that inspire a graduating class. Billionaire Robert F. Smith kicked it up a notch.

Smith, the founder, and CEO of the private equity firm Vista … Read More