Secretary of State John Kerry?
Passed over for the Secretary of State position, John Kerry has fashioned an active role for himself as a diplomat and foreign policy adviser to Obama. Will he get the job in 2012?
What's the Latest Development?
Though passed over for the Secretary of State position last time around, John Kerry has fashioned a role for himself as diplomat and foreign policy adviser to the White House. His most recent diplomatic missions have been to Pakistan, Afghanistan and Syria—three of the hottest political spots in the world. He is extremely loyal to the Obama Administration's policy goals and was enraged when his latest negotiations with the Pakistani government were spoiled by a drone strike just hours after he left Islamabad.
What's the Big Idea?
Should President Obama win or lose the 2012 presidential election, Hillary Clinton has said she plans to step down from her post as Secretary of State. The obvious choice to replace her seems to be Senator Kerry. He already speaks daily with Secretary Clinton and with Vice President Biden, himself a foreign policy man, who takes Kerry's concerns directly to the President. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kerry already takes on lengthy diplomatic assignments and retains ambitions to carry the foreign policy torch of the Obama Administration.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
There is no doubt that the historical Jesus, the man who was executed by the Roman State in the first century CE, was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew.
I grew up in a Christian home, where a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall. I still have it. It is schmaltzy and rather tacky in that 1970s kind of way, but as a little girl I loved it. In this picture, Jesus looks kind and gentle, he gazes down at me lovingly. He is also light-haired, blue-eyed, and very white.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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