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Entries by Arianna Huffington from 04/2007

Distracted: a Powerful New Play Takes on Our "Pill for Every Ill" Culture

| Posted 04.02.2007 | Politics
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It's a stinging indictment of our pill-for-every-ill culture, in which parents of hyperactive children find themselves being pressured -- sometimes subtly, sometimes overtly -- by doctors, teachers, and school administrators to medicate their kids.

Follow the Real Money -- Updated

| Posted 04.02.2007 | Politics
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On the campaign trail this week, we had Hillary Clinton desperately trying to hang on to the aura of the unstoppable frontrunner by refusing to specify how much of her first quarter fundraising was for the primary.

The Other War: Democratic Candidates are Deafeningly Silent on the Drug War

| Posted 04.05.2007 | Politics
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While all the top candidates are vying for the black and Latino vote, they are completely ignoring one of the most pressing issues affecting those constituencies: the failed War on Drugs.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 04.07.2007 | Politics
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You know it's been a strange week when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the most reasonable guy in the room. But while the president of Iran was preaching forgiveness and making the diplomatic gesture of releasing the 15 British sailors, the president of the United States was childishly, churlishly, and undiplomatically giving Congress, the Constitution, and the concept of advice and consent the finger with his recess appointments of Andrew Biggs, Susan Dudley, and Swift Boat donor Sam Fox. No word on whether Bush held his breath and stomped his feet while sneaking the trio in the administration's backdoor. Meanwhile, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter... But I can't. Unfortunately, Mitt Romney, looking to further establish his conservative bona fides, just shot the Easter Bunny.

The Money Race: Politicians Win, You Lose

| Posted 04.08.2007 | Politics
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Allow me to interrupt the Democratic victory parade for a moment to point out that the raising of political money isn't the whole story. It's what happens afterwards that should command our attention.

A Conversation Between Arianna and Her Daughters

| Posted 04.09.2007 | Healthy Living
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Arianna Huffington and her daughters, Christina and Isabella, sit down for a chat about their fears, and the importance of spreading an epidemic of fearlessness.

A Conversation Between Arianna and Her Daughters

Posted 04.09.2007 | Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington and her daughters, Christina and Isabella, sit down for a chat about their fears, and the importance of spreading an epidemic of ...

HuffPost and iVillage Join Forces to Celebrate Mothers and Daughters

| Posted 04.10.2007 | Healthy Living
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Starting today, the Huffington Post is joining forces with iVillage and its iVillage Cares campaign. We're kicking off a new campaign celebrating the special relationship between Mothers and Daughters. And we'd love for you to take part.

Those Were the Days: Bush and McCain Use 9/11 Nostalgia to Sell the Surge

| Posted 04.12.2007 | Politics
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Harry Reid said this week that Bush is as isolated on Iraq as Nixon was during Watergate "when he was hunkered down in the White House." If so, McCain is right there beside him, talking to the portraits of Lincoln and JFK.

HuffPics: Mother-Daughter Campaign Kickoff Luncheon

| Posted 04.14.2007 | Healthy Living
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We kicked off the HuffPost/iVillage Mother-Daughter Campaign with a luncheon at Michael's restaurant in New York. Click here to see more pics. AHuffingtonFine_cropped.jpg

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 04.14.2007 | Huffington Post

This week gave us Karl Rove's missing email, Alberto Gonzales' subpoena, Larry Birkhead's victorious DNA, the Green Zone bombing of the Iraqi parliament, the death of Kurt Vonnegut, and the long overdue disgracing of Paul Wolfowitz (though, ironically, not because of his deceptions about the war but because of his deceptions about his mistress). But the story that really struck a nerve with our HuffPost bloggers was the Imus imbroglio. Don't miss the Imus takes of Alec Baldwin, Jon Landau, Marty Kaplan, Bob Cesca, Ken Levine, Harry Shearer, Nina Burleigh, Gabriel Delahaye, Trey Ellis, Al Eisele, Patricia Zohn, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Taylor Marsh, David Bromwich, Joseph A. Palermo, Rick Overton, Cenk Uygur, David Kuo, Michael Fauntroy, Etan Thomas, George Schlatter, Adam Hanft, Jeremy Gerard, Josh Silver, Michael Smerconish, Tom D'Antoni, and Barbara Ehrenreich.

Are Gonzales and Wolfowitz Next to Swim with the Fishes?

| Posted 04.15.2007 | Huffington Post

"I see dead people." So Nora Ephron told me earlier this week. And no, she wasn't having a supernatural experience. She was talking about people like Don Imus, Alberto Gonzales, Paul Wolfowitz, Karl Rove, Isiah Thomas, and John McCain.

Virginia Tech Aftermath: Did Legal Drugs Play a Role in the Massacre?

| Posted 04.19.2007 | Politics
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Reports that Cho Seung-Hui had been taking antidepressants once again turn the spotlight on the uneasy question of what role these powerful medications might have played in yet another campus massacre.

Tom DeLay Has the Solution to Gun Violence: More Guns!

| Posted 04.21.2007 | Politics
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Tom DeLay offered a jaw-dropping solution to avoiding future campus carnage: allow students to bring concealed weapons to class with them. Yep, the answer to gun violence is... more guns!

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 04.21.2007 | Huffington Post

This week Gonzales wavered, Wolfowitz teetered, McCain channeled Sanjaya, and a 3-mile long, 12-foot high concrete wall going up between Sunni and Shiite neighborhoods in northern Baghdad revealed the latest Bush plan for Iraq: peace through segregation ("We will be greeted as liberators East Germans!") But, as you would expect, the shootings at Virginia Tech dominated our blog. Don't miss the V Tech takes of Harry Shearer, Kathleen Sullivan, Dr. Peter Breggin, John Ridley, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bob Cesca, Paul Helmke, Trey Ellis, Mark Green, Jonah Peretti, Michael Shaw, Jim Wallis, Stephen Schlesinger, Cintra Wilson, Joseph A. Palermo, RJ Eskow, Eric Williams, Maia Szalavitz, Kathleen Reardon, Taylor Marsh, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Cenk Uygur, and Marty Kaplan (and here's one of mine).

Frayed Nerves, Excruciating Punchlines, and Sanjaya: My Night at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

| Posted 04.23.2007 | Entertainment
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You could sense an edginess among the administration figures in the room -- waiting for the next round of subpoenas can have that effect.

HuffPics: The Matrix Awards

| Posted 04.25.2007 | Healthy Living
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BWandAHPULL.jpgHere are some pictures from Monday's Matrix Awards luncheon at the Waldorf honoring eight women in the communications industry, yours truly among them.

Petraeus Ex Machina

| Posted 04.25.2007 | Politics
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His name has become a verbal trump card. As soon as you mention Petraeus, it's game over. He's the pro-war crowd's olive drab savior -- able to confer military absolution on America's greatest foreign policy disaster with the wave of his hand.

Arianna Talks With PunditMom

| Posted 04.27.2007 | Healthy Living

Arianna did a Q&A with PunditMom to celebrate the paperback release of On Becoming Fearless Increasing numbers of women are speaking out, but other h...

Debate Take-Away: Hillary Clinton's Exit Strategy on Iraq is to Withdraw from her Past

| Posted 04.27.2007 | Politics
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Hillary Clinton's unmistakable campaign goal is to blur any difference between her and her opponents -- especially Obama -- on the war. Read More Patraeus Ex Machina Gen. Patraeus is the pro-war crowd's olive drab savior, able to confer military absolution on America's greatest foreign policy disaster with the wave of his hand. Read More

Frayed Nerves, Excruciating Punchlines, and Sanjaya: My Night at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 04.28.2007 | Politics
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This week saw the regeneration of the Democrats' bicameral backbone, with the historic passage of legislation setting a deadline for the withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq. They are going to need every freshly-fortified vertebra as the president prepares to flex his veto power -- a move he's convinced will give him the upper hand in negotiations due to what an administration official describes as "a segmented market" among Democrats. Of course, this is the same president who interpreted the 2006 election as a mandate to escalate our involvement in Iraq. Speaking of "segmented markets," I can't wait to catch George Tenet on 60 Minutes tonight. Judging by his excerpts, his j'accuse of Cheney will be, all together now: a slam dunk.

Why Didn't George Tenet Just Resign?

| Posted 04.29.2007 | Politics
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George Tenet seems to believe there's a major distinction between lying and standing by silently while others lie, and then proudly receiving a Medal of Freedom from the liars.