"Follow your bliss." "You can be whatever you want to be." "Never give up." Google reveals those three platitudes to be the ones most often spoken at commencements, according to Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine. Many speakers, however – including Mr. Stengel – offered more insightful advice to college graduates this spring. Here are the Monitor's hand-picked highlights from the 2011 season.
Sarah Palin stopped Tuesday at the Civil War battle site in Gettysburg, Pa. Her 'One Nation' bus tour is a type of almost-campaigning that could play to her political advantage. Here's how.