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  • Sargent Shriver

    Sargent Shriver
    Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who worked for JFK's and Lyndon Johnson's administrations, who launched social programs including the Peace Corps, Head Start and the Job Corps and led the War on Poverty, died Jan. 18. He was 95.
  • 50 years ago: Hickory boy, 12, wins first Soap Box Derby

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, June 28, 1962: A Bel Air Elementary School student from Hickory, John Michael Kirk, 12, won the first ever Soap Box Derby in Bel Air. The sixth-grader had to win five heats to claim the championship....
  • The resilience of George McGovern

    The resilience of George McGovern
    Inevitably, in all the tributes to former Sen. George McGovern upon his death at 90, his landslide defeat in the 1972 presidential election at the hands of Richard Nixon shared top billing with his fights against America's misguided wars in Vietnam and...
  • The Sunday Conversation: Mark K. Shriver honors his father

    The Sunday Conversation: Mark K. Shriver honors his father
    Mark K. Shriver, a brother of former California First Lady Maria Shriver, explores his relationship with their father in his new book, "A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver." Shriver, George McGovern's Democratic vice presidential...
  • There's Life After the Olympics

    There's Life After the Olympics
    The London Olympics, not to mention the frequent mention of the long-ago Lake Placid Winter Olympics in connection with Mitt Romney’s presidential aspirations, has had me reminiscing about a close-to-home Olympian spectacle: the Special Olympics...
  • O'Malley sharply critical of GOP at convention

    O'Malley sharply critical of GOP at convention
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley offered pointed criticism of Republicans in an address to the Democratic convention on Tuesday, arguing that President Barack Obama is best suited to right the U.S. economy while GOP nominee Mitt Romney's policies would...
  • Why politics didn't come between Sargent Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger

     
    Over the weekend, Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote an Op-Ed for our pages in tribute to his father-in-law Sargent Shriver. He recounted the 1994 commencement speech Shriver gave at Yale that inspired Schwarzenegger to change his life path. Break mirrors, Sarge...
  • Sargent Shriver funeral: Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama help Maria say goodbye

     
    Mourners gathered Jan. 22 for the funeral of 95-year-old Kennedy in-law Sargent Shriver....
  • What's behind our obsessive Amy Chua disorder?

     
    Over the course of the last 13 days, Gabrielle Giffords survived a shot to the head; Tunisians overthrew their government; Sarah Palin tried to change the meaning of "blood libel"; Sen. Joe Lieberman announced his retirement; Peace Corps founder Sargent.....
  • A month in review: From Jerry Brown's budget plan to the Tucson massacre to the powerful protests that began with the help of Twitter

     
    Isn't January the month for recuperating after the holidays, a month when we navel-gaze and plan our goals for the upcoming year? Yeah, there was no time for that. Arnold Schwarzenegger bid adieu as governor of California, but not before......
  • Happy 50th anniversary, Peace Corps!

     
    On the occasion of the Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary, and this month’s worldwide launch of Peace Corps Month, Maureen Orth, author and special correspondent for Vanity Fair, has written an Op-Ed for our pages about her time with the volunteer....