The 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act is also a chance to note how often peaceful protests for basic freedoms still find traction in many places in the world.
The revelation could cast a cloud over US-Indian trade and defense diplomacy. Last December the two countries had a bilateral spat over the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
China's eating habits are catching up with the United States, as the country's meat and processed food consumption continues to rise. If the pattern continues, China may see serious damage to its economy, health, and environment.