Several American presidents have had quarrels with their generals, sometimes for reluctance to take the fight to the enemy, occasionally for wanting to take too much fight to the foe. Generals have to be careful in these quarrels.
The best time to speak out about the policy issues you believe in is during the time of year when the most people are paying attention — the election season.
President Obama and former President Bill Clinton were surrounded by a swarm of gray-shirted devotees Sept. 12 as they celebrated the 20th birthday of AmeriCorps on the South Lawn of the White House.
Tough times never last, but tough people do. However, tough times show who the tough men are, and dangerous times compel those tough men to stand up and take action.
We should compel colleges and universities to be more careful about the programs they offer and how much money their students borrow.