Look for those people...who blaze trails toward the truth, even if universal condemnation is the price.
Universities offer honorary degrees to recognize a person's achievements in an intellectual field.
Someday soon, marijuana will be legal everywhere. Prohibition, which has ruined the lives of millions of innocents, will be brought to an end.
The National Security Agency has been criticized since last June, when whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed their shocking dragnet of electronic surveillance.
The specter of a domineering Russia once again looms over Eastern Europe. Ukraine has been tossed into political turmoil with the ousting of its president Viktor Yanukovych, and its pro-Western factions are now grappling to keep the country from falling into the influence of Russia.
During the 2012 presidential election campaign, there was a memorably amusing moment at the first debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.
Earlier in the week, many Americans breathed a sigh of relief. The perennial "debt-ceiling crisis" was once again put to bed, and the government resumed normal function.
There have been several recent campaigns to raise the minimum wage across the country. President Barack Obama and the Democrats proposed to increase the federal minimum wage, fast food workers have held protests in cities to boost their wage to $15 per hour and there have been several scattered attempts to institute a minimum wage for tipped workers, such as drivers and waiters. In every case, the crux of the argument in favor of increasing the minimum wage is, in essence, the same: people are not being paid as much as they should be, so the government must intervene and force employers to pay more. Many minimum wage supporters hold that tipped workers are the most egregiously exploited by their employers.
Diversity, by its nature, is often found at the center of many hot-button issues. Recent Supreme Court cases, criminal controversies, and political posturing have boldly redrawn racial dividing lines between people, forcing diversity-related issues to the forefront yet again.
This summer, the right wing has feasted on a bounty of widely publicized scandals surrounding the Obama administration.