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Entries by Arianna Huffington from 10/2010

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.03.2010 | Huffington Post

This week, Bob Woodward reported that President Obama is "psychologically" out of Afghanistan. Good to hear. Unfortunately, a soldier who's only out of Afghanistan psychologically but not physically can still get killed. And many will. So Obama needs to match the physical with the psychological and bring our troops home. If he does, he'll have the backing of the American people: a new poll shows that nearly six in 10 Americans oppose the war in Afghanistan. At a time when so many are suffering here at home, we're spending $2.6 billion a week on a war of choice -- propping up a corrupt regime. In the process, we are killing civilians, strengthening the Taliban, and making us all less secure by losing the hearts and minds of the Muslim world. Talk about perverted priorities. It's time to bring that money home and do some nation building here in America.

Announcing HuffPost Education: Turning a Spotlight on America's Education Moment

| Posted 10.04.2010 | Education

Spurred by Waiting for "Superman," America is having an Education Moment. And we have launched a new section: HuffPost Education.

Joe Klein and Diane Sawyer Tour the Real Reality: Are We on Our Way to a Media Tipping Point?

| Posted 10.06.2010 | Media

No sooner had I written this post than the DC media delivered a perfect illustration of the huge gulf between what obsesses the Washington press corps and what the rest of America is worrying and talking about.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.10.2010 | Business

When the latest unemployment numbers arrived on Friday, I was in Atlanta, putting three human faces on the dreary stats. The first belonged to Brenda Carter. I had written about her in Third World America and invited her to appear with me on Good Day Atlanta to tell what her life has been like since losing her job three years ago. Hers is the face of the long-term unemployed: bruised, bloodied, but, in her case, unbowed. I encountered the second face at the headquarters of Coca-Cola. After my speech there, I met people with well-paying jobs and great benefits who nevertheless are in the grip of economic anxiety. One woman teared up telling me about having to support her sister -- a single mom with two children -- who had lost her job. The third face belonged to Dr. Robert Franklin, the president of Morehouse College... READ MORE

Can-Do Entrepreneurs Move Beyond Our Can't-Do Government

| Posted 10.12.2010 | Business

HuffPost is launching Small Business America, a new blog where entrepreneurs can exchange ideas, get advice, and keep up with the latest small business news. Check it out here.

Choking on Its Contrived Objectivity, the Media Refuses to Take a Stand on Sanity

| Posted 10.14.2010 | Media

In a showdown between nonpartisan sanity and partisan madness, the traditional media have boldly decided to... not take a stand.

Help Restore Sanity... and Win a Free Flipcam!

| Posted 10.16.2010 | Huffington Post

Dear HuffPost Sanity Rider, We have decided to use 200 Flipcams to help document Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity -- and the HuffPost bus trip ...

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.17.2010 | Politics

With the midterm elections just over two weeks away, it seems like a good time to review exactly what things the GOP is a-okay with: Emailing bestiality porn? Check (Carl Paladino); Dabbling in witchcraft, but shunning masturbation? Check (Christine O'Donnell); Saying gays and sexually active single women shouldn't be allowed to teach? Check (Jim DeMint); Calling unemployment benefits unconstitutional? Check (Joe Miller); Eliminating Medicare? Check (Paul Ryan); forcing the US to withdraw from the UN? Check (Sharron Angle); Advocating repeal of the 17th Amendment? Check (Joe Miller again). Who says the Tea Party is intolerant? Indeed, aside from playing Nazi dress-up as a father/son bonding experience, you can do and say just about anything... as long as you want to "take back your country."

Introducing HuffPost's Greatest Person of the Day: Lessons in Creativity, Generosity and Passion

| Posted 10.20.2010 | Huffington Post

We're launching a new feature called HuffPost's Greatest Person of the Day, which puts the spotlight on the people who are refusing to let their lives be blighted by the consequences of inept leadership without doing something about it. READ MORE 100 Game Changers, Millions of Votes, Here Are Your Ultimate 12 Your picks are an eclectic mix of those accustomed to the spotlight and those who have been working under the radar. And there were more than a few surprises. READ MORE Watch: Arianna Discusses 2010's "Not Ready for Prime Time Candidates" on AC360 Watch: Arianna Dishes About Her Forbes Cover, Her Book, and the HuffPost Sanity Bus on The View

100 Game Changers, Millions of Votes, Here Are Your Ultimate 12

| Posted 10.21.2010 | Huffington Post

It's time to reveal our readers' picks for the Ultimate 12 HuffPost Game Changers. They are an eclectic mix of those accustomed to the spotlight and those who have been working under the radar. And there were more than a few surprises.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.24.2010 | Politics

This week delivered a bracing lesson from the School of Unintended Consequences when news broke that Clarence Thomas' wife, Ginni, had felt moved, nearly two decades down the road, to "reach across the airwaves" and leave a voice mail for Anita Hill, asking for an apology. She didn't get one, but she did unleash a torrent of pubic-hair-on-a-Coke-can flashbacks, and inspired Justice Thomas' ex-girlfriend Lillian McEwen, a former prosecutor and law professor, to break her 19-year silence and talk about her "freewheeling sex life" with Thomas in the early '80s, as well as his porn "obsession" and fascination with large-breasted women. Oops. Chastened, Ginni Thomas canceled an interview with NPR, while her new Tea Party-inspired group, Liberty Central, walked back claims that Obama's health care law is "unconstitutional." I guess she never heard the expression: "Let sleeping Long Dongs lie." In the words of Ginni: "Okay, have a good day."

Amicable Breakup: HuffPost's Health Coverage Moves Out of Living Section, Gets Its Own Place

| Posted 10.25.2010 | Huffington Post

I'm delighted to announce the launch of our newest section, a one-stop shop for the latest news and opinion on what we can do to live healthier lives.

The New HuffPost New York: The City Guide That Never Sleeps

| Posted 10.26.2010 | New York

Starting today, we're going to be adding more elements that will help make HuffPost New York a go-to guide to what's going on all over town. Give it a look and let us know what you think.

HuffPost Readers Weigh In on How to Restore Sanity to America

| Posted 10.28.2010 | Huffington Post

Last week, we asked riders of the HuffPost Sanity Bus to tell us the one thing they would do to help restore sanity to America, and offered free Flipcams for the most compelling responses. Here are some of our favorites.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.31.2010 | Huffington Post

This final full week of the 2010 campaign delivered its fair share of Halloween-worthy frights. Topping the ghoulish behavior was the pre-debate head-stomp administered to MoveOn activist Lauren Valle by a Rand Paul supporter. Talk about your monstrous mash. The Paul backer, Tim Profitt, then took chutzpah to a whole new level, telling a reporter that Valle actually owed him an apology. Then there was the fear-mongering intent of Sharron Angle's campaign ads showing groups of menacing-looking Latino men streaming across the border -- a gang of Willie Hortons with a Spanish accent. And there was the president telling Jon Stewart he thinks Larry Summers has done "a heck of job" -- and not meaning it in a Brownie kind of way (despite his "pun intended" attempt to walk it back). Now that's scary. Happy Halloween, HuffPosters!