Three years ago, Adam Christensen was working as a plumber in Las Vegas when he decided to join the U.S. Army. He signed up out of a desire to be part of something larger and a dream to become a Special Forces member. Today, the UNLV graduate has risen to the rank of specialist and has been named the U.S. Army Soldier of the Year for winning the Army’s annual Best Warrior competition Nov. 19-22 at Fort Lee, Va.
Bolts, not unlike the ones depicted on the side of their helmets, must now come to strike the San Diego Chargers down from their perch of exaltation in local sports books. First-year coach Mike McCoy and his troops have gotten quite comfortable there, as bookmakers have toasted the Chargers' exploits for more than a week.
In reference to the Sunday column by Paul Krugman, “The GOP’s punishment cure,” neither Krugman, the Democrats nor the Republicans have any understanding about the unemployment problem which the U.S. and all of the nations of the world are facing.
Just five years ago, Adam Fleischman was in a two-bedroom rental with his wife and their 1-year-old son, fumbling around for a career that might stick. Screenwriting hadn’t worked out. Same for finance. He was 38 and, he told me, “It was do or die.”