The Trump administration's roll back of the birth control mandate got all the headlines last week. But there was another, little noticed change in the mission statement of the Department of Health and Human Services earlier this month that was much, much bigger.
Some may have missed it, but screen legend Olivia de Havilland celebrated her 101st birthday on July 1st. While we can recall the two-time Oscar winner's roles alongside Errol Flynn, or her turn in "Gone With The Wind," many are unaware of the seminal role she played in helping prevent a communist takeover of Hollywood in the years after World War II.
Celebrity graduation speeches are often surprisingly dull affairs that fade from memory shortly after they are delivered. That should not be the case with a speech Chief Justice John Roberts recently gave at his son's graduation ceremony. It isn't a gauzy, feel-good collection of bullet points. Instead, it is an essay on character and virtue.