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Entries by Arianna Huffington from 06/2012

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

This week, a federal appeals court found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, another step on the inevitable, though sometimes rocky path toward making America a more perfect union. Mitt Romney clinched the GOP nomination, then spent the week with the Barnum and Birther Circus, his turn in the center ring upstaged by lead clown Donald Trump. And in North Carolina, a jury refused to convict John Edwards of violating campaign finance laws. As the Justice Department decides whether to retry him, perhaps the administration should consider taking the resources it was wasting investigating how Bunny Mellon spent her money and redirect them toward prosecuting those who caused the financial crisis. They should care far less about how Edwards financed his affair and far more about how the rest of us got screwed.

¡Hola! Os presento a El Huffington Post

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Spain

¡Hola! Estoy encantada de anunciar el lanzamiento de El Huffington Post, una aventura en colaboración con El País que va a aunar la mezcla de noticias, blogs, comunidad y participación social que caracteriza The Huffington Post, con la legendaria tradición periodística de El País.

¡Hola! El Huffington Post est né!

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada Quebec

Je suis fière d'annoncer le lancement du site El Huffington Post, en partenariat avec le quotidien El País. Cette édition nationale offrira la même variété de reportages, de billets de blogue et de commentaires qui a établi la réputation de l'édition américaine, et saura tirer profit de l'expertise acquise par El País depuis plus de trente ans. El Huffington Post sera un site enraciné dans la culture espagnole et dirigé par des Espagnols. Tout comme son pays hôte, ce site aura une saveur distincte et offrira un regard unique sur le monde.

¡Hola! Introducing El Huffington Post

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Media

¡Hola! I'm delighted to announce the launch of El Huffington Post, a partnership with El País that will combine the Huffington Post's signature mix of news, blogging, community, and social engagement with El País's legendary journalistic traditions.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics

This week, the ongoing impact of money on our politics made a starring appearance on the national stage. In Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker fought off a bid to recall him, aided by an eight-to-one fundraising advantage over his Democratic opponent. In the presidential race, Mitt Romney's campaign announced it had raised nearly $77 million in May, close to $17 million more than the combined take of President Obama and the Democratic National Committee. The Obama camp trumpeted the fact that its average donation was just over $50, but admitted in a fundraising email: "We got beat." And a new poll showed that the approval rating for the Supreme Court, responsible for the super-PAC-unleashing Citizens United ruling, had dipped to a 25-year low, with three-quarters of Americans saying the justices allow personal or political views to influence their decisions. The justices will, of course, object. But if so... overruled.

Iraq and Iran: A Partnership Made in America

| Posted 06.12.2012 | World

"The war in Iraq will soon belong to history," proclaimed President Obama as he marked the occasion of bringing the last troops home. But while the military chapter of that disastrous undertaking might belong to history, its consequences belong very much to the present.

Tragédie grecque

| Posted 06.14.2012 | France

La Grèce me fait penser à ma mère. Ce pays ne vit que pour ses enfants, mais si ses enfants n'ont pas d'avenir, c'est la vie même du pays qui s'en trouve affaiblie. De toutes les manifestations ayant eu lieu à Athènes, la photo que je préfère montre un jeune homme levant son poing en direction des policiers anti-émeute pendant que sa mère replace sa veste afin qu'il ne prenne pas froid. Si le cul-de-sac économique se poursuit, attendez-vous non seulement à ce que les jeunes se révoltent, mais aussi à ce que leurs parents les appuient.

La tragédie grecque

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada Quebec

Collectivement, les Grecs ont agi de manière irresponsable dans les années qui ont précédé la crise. Ce n'est pas une raison pour punir leurs enfants et les priver de leur avenir. La jeune génération ne devrait pas être sacrifiée au nom d'un problème qu'elle n'a pas causé. Si le cul-de-sac économique se poursuit, attendez-vous non seulement à ce que les jeunes se révoltent, mais aussi à ce que leurs parents les appuient.

Meet Our New iPad Magazine: Introducing Huffington.

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Media

I'm delighted to introduce you to our new iPad magazine. At HuffPost, we produce between 70 and 80 original reported stories each day. Our team is constantly crafting an array of narrative jewels, and Huffington is our way of putting the very best of them in the perfect setting.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 06.17.2012 | Politics

This week, America's sports pages took on a much darker tone as the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse trial got underway and Lance Armstrong was hit with yet another round of doping allegations. Meanwhile, Jamie Dimon's Senate visit left both Democratic and Republican senators looking foolish. On the Democratic side, an ill-prepared Jeff Merkley told Dimon he wouldn't have a job if the government hadn't bailed out his bank with TARP funds -- a claim Dimon swatted away as "factually wrong." On the GOP side, Senators Jim DeMint and Bob Corker used the opportunity to rail against ineffective regulation they've dedicated themselves to making ineffective. Jon Stewart summed up the political jujitsu perfectly: "It must be fun to be a Republican senator... you get the fun of breaking sh*t and the joy of complaining that the sh*t you just broke doesn't work." It all made you long for Elizabeth Warren as Dimon's cross-examiner.

The Slow News Movement

| Posted 06.22.2012 | Media

Each year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity gathers thousands of innovative thinkers and practitioners in advertising and media from around the world to talk about what's new and what's next in our brave new digital world. And, more and more, people and innovative companies are recognizing that we actually have a life beyond our gadgets.

Sunday Roundup

| Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

This week, Greece fended off a looming exit from the eurozone with its election of New Democracy's Antonis Samaras -- but couldn't fend off political nemesis Germany on the soccer field, falling 4-2 in the European Cup quarterfinals. In the U.S., the Obama campaign released a new video attacking Mitt Romney's record of shipping American jobs overseas -- both as governor and as a "corporate buyout specialist." Meanwhile, Bloomberg News reported that Romney had asked Florida's Republican governor to stop touting his state's good economic news because it clashed with the GOP candidate's message that Obama is destroying the economy. And there are still 135 more days until the election -- a long, hot run-up that promises to be increasingly ugly. Finally, Rodney King died this week, his plaintive "can we all get along?" plea resonating as a fitting epitaph for our times.

Heartbroken In Manhattan: Remembering Nora Ephron

| Posted 06.26.2012 | Women

Nora Ephron is gone -- and I can't believe it. Whenever I was around her through the years the air crackled with energy and ideas and one-liners -- and a sense of celebration.

Souvenons-nous de Nora Ephron

| Posted 06.27.2012 | France

Nora Ephron nous a quittés... et je n'arrive toujours pas à le croire. Je venais juste de rentrer d'un dîner lundi soir quand son fils, Max, m'a appelé: "Maman ne va pas se réveiller", m'a-t-il dit alors. Je n'arrive pas à encaisser la nouvelle. En fait, la dernière fois que je l'ai vue, c'était lors d'une petite soirée qu'elle avait organisé pour fêter les débuts d'une amie, Rita Wilson, qui venait de se produire au Joe's Pub, à New York. Ce soir-là, sur scène, Rita avait rendu hommage à Nora, son amie et son mentor, et c'est alors que je me suis rendue compte qu'elle avait joué ce rôle pour de nombreuses personnes.

The War Within

| Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

The centerpiece of this week's double issue of Huffington is the latest installment of reporter David Wood's inquiry into the costs of America's wars, told in the voices of those who will continue to fight them for decades to come.