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Entries by Arianna Huffington from 10/2011

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

This week saw the rise of late-in-the-game Christie for President hoopla, and the dramatic, defeat-snatched-from-the-jaws-of-victory final fall of the Boston Red Sox. It also brought the start of Michael Jackson's doctor's trial (thrilling HLN's anchors, though Nancy Grace's wardrobe malfunction was caused by an energetic quickstep, not titillating testimony) and the end of Andy Rooney's run as America's favorite curmudgeon. Meeting a more final end was senior al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, whose killing prompted Leon Panetta to offer this classic shot of wry: "This has been a bad year for terrorists." Meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street protests intensified, a welcome reminder that, for angry Americans, the Tea Party is not the only option -- and that the energy for real change will definitely come from outside Washington. Keep your eye on Zuccotti Square.

A Grand Slam of New Sites: Introducing Huff/Post50, HuffPost High School, HuffPost Gay Voices, and HuffPost Weddings

| Posted 10.03.2011 | Media

I am delighted to announce four new additions to the Huffington Post: Huff/Post50, HuffPost High School, HuffPost Gay Voices, and HuffPost Weddings.

More 2011 HuffPost Game Changers: Culture, Business/Technology, and Sports

| Posted 10.05.2011 | Huffington Post

Time for the next round of HuffPost's 2011 Game Changers -- the innovators, mavericks, visionaries, and leaders who are changing the way we look at the world and the way we live in it. This week we announce Game Changers in Culture, Business/Technology, and Sports.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

This week, "outs" were in. In politics, Chris Christie and Sarah Palin announced they were officially out of the running for 2012. In Italy, Amanda Knox was finally out of prison after an appeals court jury overturned her conviction for murdering her roommate. Knox quickly flew home to Seattle amid rampant speculation about how much money she could make for selling her story. Also out: Hank Williams, Jr., whose signature intro song will no longer be a part of Monday Night Football. The country singer had told Fox News that the president hitting the links with John Boehner was "like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu." (Note to rhetorical extremists on both sides: Nazi comparisons never help make your case.) Tragically, this week also saw the way-before-his-time passing of Steve Jobs, a towering example of an American businessman whose vision, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit benefited both Apple and the world. Take note, Wall Street. RIP, Steve.

Bonjour, Paris: HuffPost and Le Monde Announce Le Huffington Post!

| Posted 10.10.2011 | Media

I'm in Paris this week to announce the upcoming launch of Le Huffington Post, in partnership with Le Monde and French media powerhouse Les Nouvelles Editions Ind├ępendantes (LNEI).

Latest 2011 Game Changers: World, Impact/Education, and Healthy Living

| Posted 10.13.2011 | Huffington Post

This week we announced the top Game Changers in three more categories: World, Impact/Education, and Healthy Living.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

MADRID -- While in Europe, working on upcoming HuffPost international launches, I have received a flurry of emails from readers praising two remarkable pieces of enterprise journalism produced by HuffPost reporters this week. The first is the initial installment of Beyond the Battlefield, a ten-part series exploring the extraordinary challenges -- both physical and emotional -- faced by soldiers returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq with horrific injuries. The series, by HuffPost military correspondent David Wood, is based on many interviews done over the course of the last five months. It's impossible to read Beyond the Battlefield (or watch the videos) and not be moved. The other story that captivated readers is Chris Kirkham's investigation into how Goldman Sachs, just as the subprime mortgage boom was going bust, bought into another predatory play: for-profit colleges. Chris' relentless digging -- and resulting reporting -- connects all the dots and lays out a compelling and damning narrative. Don't miss them.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.23.2011 | Politics

This week brought us the latest episode of a certain reality show in which semi-famous people compete not to get voted off by dancing around, falling down, and generally making fools of themselves. I'm talking, of course, about the GOP debate in Las Vegas, which featured an intense, Spanish-flavored tango performed by Mitt Romney and Rick Perry (Romney, with his firm grip on Perry's shoulder, was clearly doing the leading). Elsewhere, in landscapes as disparate as Zanesville, Ohio and Sirte, Libya, armed gunmen hunted down and killed their prey -- the wild beasts on the run from the Muskingum County Animal Farm generating far more sympathy than the deposed (and despised) former dictator, whose death did nothing to answer the vexing question of how to actually spell his name, leaving obit writers everywhere to choose between Gaddafi, Qaddafi, Kadafi, Gadhafi, Gadafy, and the Man with the Golden Gun.

Lessons From Spain: "Los Indignados," Occupy Wall Street, and the Failure of the Status Quo

| Posted 10.24.2011 | World

Just as solutions to the problems facing Europe and America are not going to be found in traditional political ways, the truth of what's happening is not going to be found in traditional media coverage either.

HuffPost's 2011 Game Changers: This Year's Ultimate 12

| Posted 10.25.2011 | Huffington Post

It's time to reveal your picks for the Ultimate 12 Game Changers. They are an eclectic mix of those accustomed to the spotlight and those who have been working under the radar.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

Halloween is tomorrow, so this week people in the news were trying on costumes and masks, deciding who they want to be. In sports, the St. Louis Cardinals were the ultimate Cinderella, going from 10.5 games behind in late August to World Series champs. In the GOP race, Rick Perry couldn't make up his mind. At first he decided to go retro, donning a Steve Forbes-inspired look as Flat Tax Man. But I guess that wasn't scary enough, so he switched to a more modern -- and much creepier -- mask: Birther Guy. Meanwhile, the Oakland police department apparently has decided to come as Richard Daley's 1968 Chicago police force, with injured Iraq war vet Scott Olsen left looking like the civil rights protesters bloodied on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge. Lastly, what's the over/under on how many "Sodomized Gaddafi" outfits we'll see tomorrow night? Boo!