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Entries by Arianna Huffington from 10/2009

Meet the HuffPost Game Changers: 100 People Who Are Using New Media to Change the World

| Posted 10.01.2009 | Media

We've announced the top ten Game Changers in Entertainment and Green, and now it's up to you to pick the Ultimate Game Changer in each category.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.04.2009 | World

This week, in the battle for the 2016 Olympics, the Brazilians waxed the star power of Oprah and the Obamas. Chicago was rejected on the first ballot, and conservatives couldn't contain their glee. I thought it was only the coasts that Republicans think are not part of the real America. Now it's the Midwest, too? I wonder how far their bizarre wish for America to fail would go: if the Windy City had gotten the Olympics, would Republicans have rooted against American athletes? Would chants of "USA! USA!" have been replaced by shouts of "Government-run sports is socialism!" and "Keep your hands off my high jump!"? One sure sign that a political party has completely lost its way is when it finds itself cheering that an American city will not be hosting the Olympics.

Attention Fellow Book Lovers: HuffPost's New Books Section Is Here

| Posted 10.05.2009 | Books

My love affair with books is a long one. As a little girl growing up in Athens, I remember sending my friends home early from my fifth birthday party because all that celebrating was keeping me away from my books. Who needed friends and cake? I had my books! Since I was 21, there hasn't been a time when I wasn't researching or writing a book. Until now. So, instead of my signing another book contract, we are launching a Books section, in partnership with the New York Review of Books, where you'll find the latest book-related news and blog posts, book reviews, all sorts of special features, and, of course, articles from the New York Review of Books. So if you love books, reading, and good writing, please check out HuffPost Books.

Lack of Legal Help: One More Way the Deck Is Stacked Against Homeowners

| Posted 10.05.2009 | Business

As bad as America's foreclosure crisis is -- and it's very bad, with over 300,000 homes receiving a foreclosure filing every month -- it's being made even more devastating by the lack of legal assistance available to beleaguered homeowners. READ MORE More HuffPost Game Changers: Politics and Style Announcing My First Pick for the HuffPost Book Club: In Praise of Slowness Attention Fellow Book Lovers: HuffPost's New Books Section Is Here WATCH: Arianna Discusses Race Relations, Letterman Scandal On Joy Behar Show

Announcing My First Pick for the HuffPost Book Club: In Praise of Slowness

| Posted 10.06.2009 | Books

My first pick for the HuffPost Book Club is In Praise of Slowness, a terrific book by Carl Honore about the need for a more balanced existence.

More HuffPost Game Changers: Politics and Style

| Posted 10.08.2009 | Media

Look over the slideshows we've put together giving you the rundown of who we picked, why we picked them, and how they are changing the game. Then vote for the Ultimate Game Changer.

A Moment of Truth with Bill Moyers, Marcy Kaptur, and Simon Johnson

| Posted 10.09.2009 | Business

Bill Moyers Journal is always illuminating, but tonight's episode, featuring a conversation with Rep. Marcy Kaptur (so amazing in Michael Moore's new film) and economist Simon Johnson is one that no one should miss.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.11.2009 | Politics

This week, a day after Democrats voted down an attempt to remove scandal-plagued Ways and Means Committee chairman Charlie Rangel from his post, the House Ethics Committee voted unanimously to expand its investigation of him. Nancy Pelosi, who promised to "drain the swamp" and create "the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history," is, instead, sticking by Rangel. Talk about tone deaf. The Democrats have to make it clear to America's beleaguered middle class that they don't believe there are two sets of rules: one for the power players of Wall Street and Washington, and one for everybody else. Congress' approval rating is at 21 percent, a 10 point drop over the last month. If the Democrats want to see it hit single digits, by all means, keep Charlie Rangel as chairman. WATCH: On ABC's This Week, Arianna calls for Rangel to step down.

Announcing HuffPost Impact: Where News Turns Into Action

| Posted 10.13.2009 | Impact

At HuffPost Impact, reaching the end of a story is just the beginning of the chance to make a difference. READ MORE A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Talk About Afghanistan The New York Review of Books' Adventures in New Media Why Joe Biden Should Resign WATCH: Arianna Discusses Her Biden Post on Larry King Live WATCH: Arianna Explains Why Joe Biden Should Resign On CNN's The Situation Room WATCH: Arianna on Charlie Rangel, Ethics, and the Risk to Democrats on This Week

The New York Review of Books' Adventures in New Media

| Posted 10.14.2009 | Books

It's great to see a venerable institution such as the New York Review of Books getting excited by all that the new media have to offer. That's why I want to call your attention to the NYR's new blog.

Why Joe Biden Should Resign

| Posted 10.14.2009 | World

The vice president has long opposed escalating in Afghanistan. So if the president decides to escalate, Biden, for the good of the country, should escalate his willingness to act on his "deep reservations" and resign.

A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to Talk About Afghanistan

| Posted 10.15.2009 | Media

I was asked to do the Ed Show last night to discuss my post about Joe Biden and Afghanistan. Then Balloon Boy happened. Click here to watch the exchange.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.18.2009 | Impact

This week, we launched Impact, our new section devoted to giving back. Thanks to the compassion and generosity of our HuffPost community, it immediately lived up to its name, raising over $30,000 to help the mom who, saddled with medical debt, went blind so her kids wouldn't have to.

HuffPost's "No Impact Week": Small Steps, Big Results

| Posted 10.19.2009 | Green

HuffPost's No Impact Week is a project we've launched together with Colin Beavan -- aka "No Impact Man." The goal is to demonstrate ways in which small actions in our daily lives can have a profound impact on our world.

How About a Little Coverage of the Millions of At-Risk Kids Not Trapped in a Balloon (or Hiding in the Attic)?

| Posted 10.19.2009 | Media

Who knew the media were so "deeply worried" about the welfare of children? As it turns out, their concern only extends to children in certain circumstances -- such as when they are thought to be in a runaway balloon.

More HuffPost Game Changers: Sports and Business

| Posted 10.23.2009 | Media

Look over the slideshows we've put together, then vote for the Ultimate Game Changer in Sports and Business. READ MORE How About a Little Coverage of the Millions of At-Risk Kids Not Trapped in a Balloon (or Hiding in the Attic)? WATCH: Arianna Discusses Balloon Boy, Rush Limbaugh, and More on Jay Leno WATCH: Arianna Discusses the Challenges for Women as They Rise in the Workforce on AC 360 WATCH: Arianna Discusses the War in Afghanistan on The Situation Room WATCH: Arianna Discusses Media Coverage of Balloon Boy on CNN WATCH: Arianna Discusses Executive Compensation, Dick Cheney on Morning Joe

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.25.2009 | Business

This week, Obama's pay czar announced he'd be slashing executive pay at seven of the biggest recipients of bailout billions. So it's no surprise that many of Wall Street's Masters of the Universe didn't turn up at the New York fundraiser President Obama spoke at -- choosing instead to attend a party thrown to toast the release of Too Big To Fail, Andrew Ross Sorkin's blow-by-blow account of the meltdown. There, enjoying cocktails and finger food, were many of the central players, including Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan and John Mack of Morgan Stanley. Which is kind of like Hannibal Lecter showing up for the opening of Silence of the Lambs. Perhaps they take comfort in Sorkin's assessment that when it comes to reforming Wall Street "the Obama administration seems to have moved on to other priorities." I need a drink.

Barack Obama Is Doing My Job; Why America Needs Him to Do His

| Posted 10.26.2009 | Business

When it comes to dealing with Wall Street, President Obama seems to have traded in his position as our economy's commander-in-chief for a different role: pundit-in-chief.

Suggestions Wanted for "Can Capitalism Survive?" Debate

| Posted 10.27.2009 | Business

On Friday, I'm taking part in a debate on the question "America's Future: Can Capitalism Survive?" and I'd love to hear what points you think I should make.

Making An Impact: Help a Kid Take the Leap from the Mean Streets of L.A. to a College Campus

| Posted 10.28.2009 | Impact

To help at-risk kids take the leap from the mean streets of L.A. to a college campus, we've created a special fund. To contribute and give a worthy student a leg up on a much brighter future, click here. Latest HuffPost Game Changers: Media and Philanthropy Look over the slideshows we've put together, then vote for the Ultimate Game Changer in Media and Philanthropy. READ MORE Barack Obama Is Doing My Job; Why America Needs Him to Do His When it comes to Wall Street, President Obama seems to have traded in his position as our economy's commander-in-chief for a different role: pundit-in-chief. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses the Senate Health Care Bill on Countdown WATCH: Arianna Talks About the Public's Bailout Anger on BBC's Newsnight WATCH: Left, Right, and Center Live on Stage

Latest HuffPost Game Changers: Media and Philanthropy

| Posted 10.29.2009 | Media
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Here are the Game Changers in Media and Philanthropy. Look over the slideshows we've put together giving you the rundown of who we picked, why we picked them, and how they are changing the game.