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Sargent Shriver

When Tragedy Inspires Love

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Gabrielle Giffords smiled, Sargent Shriver was honored in a memorial service Saturday, and our nation is experiencing a wave of open-heartedness that offers such a refreshing change from the exhaustive finger-pointing of politics.

Sargent Shriver Funeral Mass Held In Maryland

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

POTOMAC, MARYLAND (AP) -- R. Sargent Shriver was honored Saturday as much for his passion for helping others as his loving hugs and enjoyment of baseb...

Obama and the Significance of the JFK Inaugural 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Why, 50 years after the fact, did official Washington celebrate the inauguration of a most imperfect man who served less than one term as president, a...


David Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Israel

Sarge Shriver was the Democratic Reagan. The first time I ever voted, I voted for Sarge Shriver. While I have voted in every election since, I have never voted for a better man.

Remembering Sargent Shriver

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

When Sargent Shriver passed away on January 18 at age 95, we lost a man whose life's work improved the lives of millions of people around the world.

It Is Social Entrepreneurs Who Carry the Kennedy Mantle Today

Paul Orzulak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Orzulak

It may be hard to see the words of John Kennedy reflected in our current political debate today. But it's nice to see that the principles they espoused are hard at work across the globe.

Sargent Shriver: Another Giant Has Fallen

George Mitrovich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Mitrovich

Sargent Shriver was one of the most attractive, dynamic, and accomplished men of his time. When President John F. Kennedy chose Mr. Shriver to create the Peace Corps in 1961, it was a brilliant choice.

Honoring Sargent Shriver

Alan Khazei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alan Khazei

While we mourn the loss of Sarge Shriver, we also celebrate his extraordinary life. And we should challenge ourselves, to do what Sarge did so inspirationally -- try to make a difference and bring more peace and justice to our world.

We Do This For Young People: In Tribute to Sargent Shriver

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Let's show our gratitude to the living legacy of Sargent Shriver by motivating and organizing millions of new young people to register to vote and to take back responsibility in our communities.

Wanted: Modern-Day Sargent Shrivers

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

America lost one of its shining lights this week. Sargent Shriver, an unfaltering beacon for peace and an indefatigable bastion against poverty, was a tireless bearer of burdens of those less fortunate.

Sarge Changed Our World and Us

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Bridgeland

Most people do not get to meet their heroes. I became friends with mine. Sargent Shriver inspired people around the world to believe in themselves and their capacities to solve tough problems.

Sarge's Dream

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Sargent Shriver was ninety-five and lived an incredibly rich and productive life, and much of my sadness today is about his greatest creation, the Peace Corps -- a great organization which has surely been neglected and lost its way.

Sargent Shriver, the Quiet Hero, 1915-2011

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

This great generation of Kennedys and Shrivers served as an example to us all. Sarge was the last, and probably the most humble, but his life of quiet service shouted to us all.

Remembering Sargent Shriver

Pat Waak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Pat Waak

Traveling with Sarge throughout his presidential campaign, I met numerous former volunteers and heard the stories of the early days of Peace Corps.

Sargent Shriver Dead: Former VP Nominee Dies At Age 95

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. — Bound by marriage to the nation's most powerful political family, R. Sargent Shriver showed his commitment to service not throug...

Sargent Shriver In Critical Condition

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. — Former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver was in critical condition Monday at a hospital in M...

Sargent Shriver Hospitalized

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. — A medical center spokeswoman says former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver has been hospital...

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

The Peace Corps at Fifty

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tom Hayden

The Peace Corps remains a shining example of what US foreign policy might be. It is far more important than the military model in addressing the overwhelming crises that will give birth to violence in our future.

Why World Alzheimer's Day Matters

Maria Shriver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Shriver

Today is World Alzheimer's Day, an important day all across the globe, as this epidemic continues to steal minds, take lives, and gain momentum. And it is also an important day for me personally, as a child of Alzheimer's.

Is Meg Whitman Like Arnold Schwarzenegger? Yes (In the Wrong Ways)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Whitman hates the comparison with Schwarzenegger, even though obvious, as both she and Schwarzenegger are Republicans, both are super-rich, and neither had any experience in elected office before running.

Before Jenna: Political Children Working In Media (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The "Today Show" announced this week that they've hired Jenna Bush (aka Jenna Hager) to file stories for them about once a month. "It wasn't something...

Even Camelot Needed Health Care

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Despite their grossest and most callow foibles and failings, among the three younger Kennedy brothers there was a deep, moral -- and literal -- concern for the nation's health.

"Join Us, Mr. President!!!"

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

The son of the founder of the Peace Corps leading our march was one of the most powerful acts of political symbolism I have ever seen.