Sargent Shriver, a brother-in-law of President John Kennedy, founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," died yesterday in Bethesda, Md. He was 95.
The son of a banker, Shriver went to Yale Law School and earned a Purple Heart in World War II before marrying Eunice Kennedy in 1946. He had political ambitions, but put them aside to help his brother-in-law John F. Kennedy win the 1960 presidential election.
I had no more excuses. Sitting in my driveway was an old motorcycle that still ran well but was beginning to rust away. For years, I'd dreamed of taking my Motorcycle Diaries trip, which definitely included the part about exploring South America, having some steamy love affairs, maybe even starting my own Che Guevara-inspired revolution.
How do you add drama to an undramatic fait accompli?
If you're talking about the House health care law repeal vote scheduled for Wednesday (the Republicans have significantly more votes than they need to pass their repeal bill so its passage has been a foregone conclusion for months) then you tease out the minidramas within the larger vote.
Concessions by Tunisia's newly formed government failed to satisfy protesters, who took to the streets again Wednesday to demand that former allies of the ousted president relinquish power.
After weeks of violent clashes with police, the latest demonstrations were mostly peaceful. Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital, Tunis, hours before the country's interim government was expected to hold its first Cabinet meeting.
Forty percent of adults worldwide were employed full time in 2009 and 2010, according to new Gallup survey data. Gallup defines full time as working at least 30 hours per week.
Across the regions identified, sub-Saharan Africa had the fewest people working full time, just 19 percent. Asia's full time employment was 35 percent and full time employment in the Americas was 52 percent.
Gallup interviewed 1,000 adults, aged 15 and older, in 129 countries throughout 2009 and 2010.