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Entries by Arianna Huffington from 11/2010

Takeaways From a Saturday Spent Riding to Washington With 10,000 Sane Americans

| Posted 11.01.2010 | Media

The Rally to Restore Sanity this past weekend was a simple reminder that certain things bring out the best in people, and certain things bring out the worst.

In 2009 the White House Underestimated the Economic Devastation, in 2010 Democrats Paid the Price

| Posted 11.03.2010 | Politics

The rule "you break it, you own it" was given a twist. Turns out, sometimes even if you weren't the one who broke it, you own it. So it is with our broken economy. Bush broke it, but Obama, underestimating just how broken it is, owns it.

Introducing HuffPost Family Dinner Downloads: Eat, Talk, Love

| Posted 11.05.2010 | Huffington Post

Something magical happens when you are talking over a meal. The food has a truth serum effect. READ MORE In 2009 the White House Underestimated the Economic Devastation, in 2010 Democrats Paid the Price Takeaways From a Saturday Spent Riding to Washington With 10,000 Sane Americans WATCH: Arianna Discusses Why The Democrats Lost on Larry King Live WATCH: Arianna Analyzes the Midterms on MSNBC WATCH: Arianna and Nate Silver Talk Latest Election Trends with Lawrence O'Donnell WATCH: Arianna Decries GOP's Lack of New Ideas on Parker/Spitzer WATCH: Arianna Discusses The Media Reaction to Jon Stewart on Reliable Sources WATCH: Arianna And Dick Armey Disagree About Jon Stewart's Rally on This Week

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 11.07.2010 | Huffington Post

This is the first year I tweeted my way through a long Election Night and Election Morning After. I started things off before the polls closed: "Going to be a long night. I'll stay awake by practicing saying 'Speaker Boehner,' 'Senator Rubio,' and 'Senator Paul' with a Greek accent." As the GOP wave rolled across the country: "Haven't heard a single GOP winner say he/she would touch defense spending. Good luck with that budget deficit." When the wave stopped in Nevada: "I guess we'll never find out what Sharron Angle thinks of the two wars we're fighting." Then, sifting through the post-election ashes: "28 Blue Dogs lost. I wonder if they're now reconsidering their efforts to trim the stimulus and make it less effective." and "Sen. DeMint to Tea Party: 'you must now overcome determined party insiders.' Good luck, Mitch McConnell!" 140 characters never felt so shellacked. Thank God there are 730 days left until the next Election Night!

Introducing HuffPost Divorce: Everything You Wanted to Know About Divorce But Were Afraid to Ask

| Posted 11.08.2010 | Divorce

I've always thought that, as a country, we do a lousy job of addressing how we can do divorce differently -- and better. Especially when there are children involved. That's why I'm so excited about the launch of HuffPost Divorce.

Giving Back to America's Soldiers: Let's Make Veterans Day a National Day of Service

| Posted 11.10.2010 | Impact

To honor the sacrifice and service of the men and women of America's armed services, HuffPost Impact is launching Salute to Service -- for veterans who have committed their time, energy, and effort to serving their fellow soldiers. READ MORE Introducing HuffPost Divorce I've always thought that, as a country, we do a lousy job of addressing how we can do divorce differently -- and better. Especially when there are children involved. That's why I'm so excited about the launch of HuffPost Divorce. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses Debt Commission, Obama's Overseas Trip on Parker/Spitzer

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 11.14.2010 | Huffington Post

The marriage of Newsweek and The Daily Beast ("NewsBeast"?) is a great example of journalism's hybrid future. I'm looking forward to watching Tina balance and blend what she describes as the "more reflective narrative rhythm" of magazines with "the fast, furious, instant take of the Web." Plus, there is the sundae-topping cherry of her being the newsweekly's first woman editor-in-chief. In 1970, Newsweek's female staffers -- dismissed as "dollies" -- had to launch a discrimination suit to break through the magazine's steel-reinforced glass ceiling. It only took another 40 years for this. Good luck, NewsBeast. Have a rockin' long honeymoon! How are you raising the kids, print or digital? (This week also saw the launch of HuffPost Divorce. Conceived by Nora Ephron, it covers all things divorce -- from the legal to the lighthearted, from step parenting to post-divorce dating. Check it out.)

The Split-Screen Struggle Over Gay Rights

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Politics

America finds itself at a real turning point in the struggle for gay rights. And, as during all turning points, it's as if we are watching the struggle unfold on a split screen: progress on one side, setbacks on the other.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 11.20.2010 | Huffington Post

This week, Facebook unveiled its potential "email killer" -- a new messaging service that combines IM, SMS, and e-mail in a single inbox -- and Tony Parker found out that the misuse of his current messaging service was a "marriage killer." In politics, messages of a different kind were sent from George Soros to the White House ("You gotta man up!"), from the House Ethics Committee to Charlie Rangel ("You gotta pay your taxes, man!"), and from the new GOP majority to America's unemployed ("We don't care if it's almost Christmas, no benefits extension for you!"). But the week's buzziest story centered on a software engineer's showdown with TSA security screeners when he refused to submit to a full-body scan or enhanced pat-down search. As put upon travelers across America encounter the newest Thanksgiving tradition -- having your junk groped for the holidays -- in a cave far, far away, are bin Laden and al-Zawahiri exchanging high-fives?

Facebook, Twitter and the Search for Peace in the Middle East

| Posted 11.24.2010 | World

At a tech conference I attended recently in Abu Dhabi, I gave a talk about how to use social media to promote peace in the Middle East. I was struck by how willing many of the Arab leaders were to fully embrace these new social tools.

Thanksgiving 2010: Much to Be Grateful for

| Posted 11.25.2010 | Healthy Living

Happy Thanksgiving, HuffPosters! Even as the economic hard times continue -- exacerbated by Congress' unwillingness to extend unemployment benefits -- there is much to be thankful for. I'm thankful Wesley Snipes and Charlie Rangel don't do my taxes. I'm thankful that I'm not traveling this week, so it will be a no-junk-groped Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for the explosion of creativity and compassion aimed at preventing Third World America that I saw all around the country on my book tour. I'm thankful my daughters are home from college for the holidays. I'm thankful that my first three months as an empty-nester have allowed for a crazier work schedule, but with more sleep, meditating, and working out integrated into even the craziest days. And I'm very thankful for our amazing and fast-growing HuffPost team and our passionate, engaged community. How about you? What are you thankful for? Let us know in the comments section.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 11.27.2010 | Huffington Post

This week's arrest of a Somali-born U.S. citizen as he attempted to detonate a car bomb during a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Oregon was a chilling reminder that national security begins at home. It's one more reason why bringing our troops home from Afghanistan quickly needs to be more than "aspirational" (as the Pentagon recently termed the goal of being out by 2014). It's not just the at least $413 billion we'll spend between now and then trying to manage an unwinnable civil war (though it would certainly help with some much needed nation-building here at home). It's that every week -- from Yemen to North Korea to the Senate's likely refusal to ratify the new START treaty -- we are reminded of the many dangers to our national security emanating from all around the world, and including our own soil. The opportunity cost of remaining in Afghanistan is growing every day.

The WikiLeaks Cables: Small Revelations That May Cause a Big Idea to Take Hold

| Posted 11.30.2010 | World

The WikiLeaks cables provide yet another opportunity to turn the spotlight on the war in Afghanistan, which, despite the fact that it's costing us $2.8 billion a week keeps getting pushed into the shadow