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2009

If Michael Bay Directed 'Up'...

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy

You remember "Up," the 2009 Pixar charmer about an elderly widower who sails away in a house that can fly thanks to thousands of balloons, right? Reme...

Testimony at EPA Hearings Favors Action - But Will Politicians Get It?

Keith Gaby | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Four years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on another major climate initiative. And this time, people testifying in support of the pollution limits have significantly out-numbered detractors. Interestingly, it doesn't seem to be making as big of a splash in the media.

RIP Nyan Cat: A Musical Tribute by Keyboard Cat

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.03.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Courtesy of What's Trending, YouTube's famous Keyboard Cat pays a chill, musical tribute to Marty the cat -- the inspiration behind the wildly famous...

U.S. Shed Nearly Two Million Taxpayers In 2009: IRS

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

New tax data from the Internal Revenue service shows that in 2009, incomes fell, unemployment claims rose, and the U.S. economy shed nearly two millio...

Afghanistan: An Election Without Results

Abdulhadi Hairan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abdulhadi Hairan

Everyone here is impatient to know the outcome of the much-discussed, controversial Afghan elections, but two months have passed and still no one has a clue about the real situation.

Crazy Talk Radio Fueling Another "Big Lie"

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Depending on the radio program, we're either about to become a communist or fascist nation (okay, sometimes both), all because of the suspiciously foreign-looking guy in the White House.

East Coast Greenway Grows Faster Than China

Dennis Markatos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dennis Markatos

Great Recession Doesn't Stop Trail Progress Amidst the horrific oil spill it's nice to see solid progress on one of our nation's premier oil independ...

Federal Lobbyists Made 2009 A 'Year Of Riches'

Center For Responsive Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The economy stunk. Corporations slashed jobs. And some firms, once juggernauts of American industry, simply ceased to exist. But for federal lobbyist...

Seven Soloist Resolutions for 2010

Marc Hershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Hershon

It's not just the start of a new year but also a whole new decade. It's a perfect time to make some changes designed to allow you to learn how to enjoy your job.

2009: The Things I Want to Forget

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

For some, the end of the year is a time to think back on all the memorable moments from the previous 12 months. I prefer removing from my internal hard drive all the things that should no longer be cluttering my mind.

Left, Right & Center: A Look Back at 2009

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Was the Obama presidency the biggest story of 2009 or was it the economy?

2009 in Review: Worst Movies of the Year

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

2009 contained a number of surprise stinkers. This year I saw enough genuinely unfortunate misses to make a plausible list.

Colorado's Top 5 Scandals of 2009

Luis Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

Here are the five scandals, from Scott McInnis' damning voice mail to Gale Norton's questionable oil industry work, we thought deserved to be remembered as we enter a new year.

The Class of 2009: The Year's Best Designers, Trends, Muses, and Models!

Refinery29 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Refinery29

This year we're upping the glam quotient on year-end roundups by choosing the best and the brightest of Fashion's class of 2009.

"Up" and "Up" ...Because You Need Another Top 10 2009 Movie List From Someone Else

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Cinephiles will remember this as the year in Pixar reached new emotional heights, Clooney proved to be king, tween audiences ruled the world, and Quentin Tarantino returned to form.

What Was The Biggest Story Of 2009? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

From a boy not in a balloon, to the inauguration of the nation's 44th president, 2009 saw big and not so big stories dominate airwaves and front pages...

Thoughts on a New Decade

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

There is something very human, and certainly very American, about wanting to start anew. Hope still lives, idealism will not be crushed, the dream of a better America will not die.

Jared Polis Poetry: Polis Reflects On The New Year In Verse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Looks like Representative Jared Polis has been doing some end of year reflecting. In an end-of-year email Polis sent out to supporters he wrote two p...

In the Midst of All This

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Since we're progressives, we know how to multi-task. So let's keep our eye on the ball for health care, and remember to take a second to pitch in for the LGBT movement.

Street Food Is the New Fast Food

Ross Resnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ross Resnick

In case you have not followed the street food movement, the bacon wrapped hot dog cart outside your local dive bar does not solely represent curbside cuisine any longer.

The Alternate Reality Decade

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

A ten year interval, where otherwise responsible citizens decided that the best way to deal with their problems was to simply ignore them, has ended.

SnagFilms Welcomes the New Year

Rick Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rick Allen

As SnagFilms welcomes the new year, we will continue to focus on expanding our concept of filmanthropy - using our films as a vehicle for social change.

2009 Divisional Weekend Preview

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

It's hard to be as excited about the games now that we're out of it. On the other hand, I'll experience far fewer yelling-induced headaches this weeke...

Why the Left Fails

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vanessa Carmichael

The Left loses key battles because most Americans don't understand the very basics of American democracy--especially that we do not have a parliament.

New Yorker 2009 Roundup

Nicholas Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nicholas Brown

It's resolution time. The new year has come and the booze-fiends are taking some time off, the philanderers are planning quality family time and delet...