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Diane Tucker

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Judith Sandalow: Politicians Are Failing An Entire Generation Of Children

(13) Comments | Posted September 16, 2010 | 10:54 AM

In the shadow of the White House, nearly 45,000 American children live in poverty, a number that has been soaring since 2007. The District of Columbia is experiencing the largest move into poverty in 15 years.

Meanwhile, Congress and the Obama Administration continue bickering about how to pull America out...

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Will 12 Holes Of Golf Become The New 18?

(18) Comments | Posted August 3, 2010 | 1:34 PM

In hip suburban Toronto, the Derrydale Golf Club just reopened as a 12-hole course. Have they gone bonkers in Canada, or are they ahead of the game?

Brandon Tucker, senior writer at the Golf Channel's, reports that Derrydale is thriving. He predicts 12-hole...

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Wall Street Journal Taking Moral Low Ground on SEC vs. Goldman

(8) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 12:45 AM

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal wrote a love letter to Goldman Sachs, the blue chip investment firm now facing SEC fraud charges, and Barry Ritholtz nearly exploded while reading it. Ritholtz is the widely read author of The Big Picture Web site for and about investment...

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In Iraq, Women Entrepreneurs Starting a New Kind of Insurgency

(3) Comments | Posted April 16, 2010 | 5:26 PM

After spending $50 billion, now the U.S. wants Iraq to take the lead in rebuilding itself. Several experts told me recently they want Iraq's women to play a prominent role in rebuilding the nation's crippled economy. Why women?

For insight I spoke with entrepreneur Amber Chand, an American...

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Lead SEC-Goldman Counsel Richard Simpson Is 'Relentless'

(23) Comments | Posted April 16, 2010 | 2:31 PM

"Richard Simpson is a relentless litigator who brought the Antar clan to its knees," Sam E. Antar told me on the phone today. Sam is the cousin of Crazy Eddie Antar, the consumer electronics retailer charged with securities fraud and illegal insider trading in 1989. One of the...

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Can't Get A Job? Better Get Used To It

(7) Comments | Posted March 5, 2010 | 3:27 PM

WASHINGTON D.C. -- "Joblessness is here to stay. One current assessment rates the chances a laid-off worker will ever regain his or her income level as only one in four," said Edward Corcoran, a Senior Fellow on national security issues at

I recently met...

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Writer William K. Wolfrum Slams HuffPo For Becoming HuffPorn

(29) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 4:00 PM

This morning I got a wake-up call from satirist William K. Wolfrum. "You write for a porn site," he said, referring to The Huffington Post.

"Do not!" I said.

"Do too!" he said.

"Do not!"

"Do too!"

Although you might not surmise it from our conversation, Wolfrum is...

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What's an Underemployed Gal to Do? Run For Office.

(34) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 11:45 AM

Since the recession began, millions of women have found themselves underemployed, working in survival jobs for which they're overqualified. If you're in the process of making similar life changes, why not run for office? America needs more women in politics.

Because why?

"Governments with more women legislators are...

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Women-Made Films Mostly Ignored by the National Film Registry. Why?

(3) Comments | Posted November 9, 2009 | 11:27 AM

Update Posted Below

Of the 500 films archived in the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress, less than two dozen were directed by women. As I bemoaned this shameful statistic to everyone within earshot, my colleagues reminded me that very few women have ever written or directed...

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Terrorist Or Activist? A Young Colombian, Gabriel Gonzalez, Fights For His Country, His Reputation (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted November 5, 2009 | 1:07 PM

Last week in Manhattan, veteran journalist Tom Brokaw presented the 2009 Human Rights Award to Gabriel Gonzalez, a young activist who opposes the inhumane treatment of Colombian prisoners. The thoughtful young man then flew home to Colombia, where he is charged with being a terrorist and faces seven years...

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Mr. and Ms. Gates Go To Washington, Host Roundtable On Global Health Funding

(60) Comments | Posted October 27, 2009 | 3:31 PM

"We're here to thank the U.S. taxpayers. Your investment in global health is working."

That's the "official" reason Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates are in Washington, D.C., today.

As spin goes, it's a nice line. But obviously the Gateses didn't go to all the trouble and expense of...

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Artist Tim Burke Recycles Detroit History, And Rescues Himself (PHOTOS)

(7) Comments | Posted October 18, 2009 | 11:08 AM

Detroiter Tim Burke calls himself an artist, a scavenger, and a non-practicing alcoholic. Devoted to the reuse of refuse, the 40-something sculptor uses cast-off scraps from Detroit's past to create creatures that conjure up the future. The process of giving old materials new life is a labor of love for...

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Who Duped Rolling Stone Gonzo Reporter Matt Taibbi?

(55) Comments | Posted October 6, 2009 | 12:35 PM

It's starting to look like basketball-player-turned-political-reporter-turned-overnight-authority-on-Wall-Street Matt Taibbi may have fallen for a stock-trading ruse. Heaven knows he's an easy mark. "I can't even balance my checkbook," he told radio talk show host Don Imus.

Taibbi, Rolling Stone magazine's teen heartthrob, became a sensation last month after calling Goldman...

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Alert The TV News Media: Obamanomics Isn't Working

(85) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 9:22 AM

According to government data released today, the unemployment rate rose to a 26-year high
of 9.8 percent in September as 263,000 more Americans lost their jobs. The last president to govern with such high unemployment was Ronald Reagan in 1982. Back then, the TV news media often...

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Brutal Destruction Of Iraq's Archaeological Sites Continues (SLIDESHOW)

(142) Comments | Posted September 21, 2009 | 4:46 PM

Buried in Iraq's clay and dirt is the history of Western civilization. Great empires once thrived here, cultures that produced the world's first wheel, first cities, first agriculture, first code of law, first base-sixty number system, and very possibly the first writing. A brutal plundering of this rich cultural heritage...

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Freed Academic Haleh Esfandiari: 'Iranians Want Evolution, Not Revolution'

(63) Comments | Posted August 26, 2009 | 1:48 PM

Renowned journalist and academic Haleh Esfandiari used to fly from Washington, D.C., to Tehran every Christmas to visit her elderly mother. This pleasant routine changed dramatically in 2007 when Esfandiari was arrested and charged with plotting to overthrow the Iranian government, with a little help from the United States....

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Generation-Y Bloggers: How To Improve Your Writing Overnight

(6) Comments | Posted August 21, 2009 | 12:25 PM

Dear Gen-Yers,

People tell me you are not a generation of readers. On the other hand, I can see you are all indefatigable writers. You blog, tweet, text, and chat constantly. You write in coffee shops, on park benches, and while watching television. Many of you can write while dancing....

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Iranian Activists Slam Ahmadinejad For Claim 'Green Wave' Was Staged ('SHOW TRIAL' UPDATES)

(59) Comments | Posted August 3, 2009 | 12:44 PM

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On Saturday, the Iranian government opened an extraordinary mass trial against a surprisingly high number of election protesters -- over 140 -- accusing them of being pawns in an international plot to undermine the Islamic republic.

The indictment was wide-ranging, but focused heavily on...

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Hey, Sarah Palin, Quit Stealing My HuffPost Blogs

(14) Comments | Posted July 26, 2009 | 10:59 PM

(To get Ms. Palin's attention, I'm afraid I used an unforgivable number of ice hockey terms in this post.)

Dear Sarah Palin,

During your resignation speech on Sunday, you complained the media is constantly roughing you up. So I hate to pile on with another attack. Especially since...

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Fared Shafinury: Austin Singer-Songwriter Learns The Hard Way Not To Jam In Tehran Park (VIDEO)

(31) Comments | Posted July 21, 2009 | 1:04 PM

This is HuffPost World's regular feature that highlights interesting musicians and musical trends around the world. Know of a great musician doing ground-breaking work outside the United States? Send us your ideas for bands to profile or up-and-coming musicians to follow. Please fill out this survey form.

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