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2009

Capitalism Has the Last Laugh (Again)

Robert Zevin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Zevin

As there can be no doubt that we are in a recovery, there can be even less doubt that the steps taken to get us here have been overwhelmingly crafted to benefit the rich and powerful.

The Major News Stories Of 2009 (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As 2009 draws to a close, the AP takes a look back at the major world news stories of the year. From the war in Afghanistan to the protests in Iran, ...

Top 11 -- Yes, 11 -- Movies of 2009

Ben Mankiewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Mankiewicz

Because there's no place for number bigotry in a free society and because I couldn't figure out which movie to drop -- to paraphrase Nigel from Spinal Tap -- this list goes to 11.

Pet Peeves for the New Year

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Didn't the bankers and industrialists just ruin the global economy? What gives them the right to ruin the public schools?

Food: My Most Memorable Bites Of 2009

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

In over four decades on this planet, I've eaten an uncountable amount of food - some good, some bad, most forgettable. Last year I decided to try everything that came my way.

Corrected: TIME's Person of the Year

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Gregory

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Lessons From 2009

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

As I believe there is a lesson in every experience, I am listing some of what I learned in 2009: 1. Forget the old saws - "Stocks in the long ter...

2009's Top Ten Photo Galleries From National Geographic News (PHOTOS)›

National Geographic | National Geographic News Editors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

2009 has given us some amazing insights to the natural world, from a fish with a transparent head, to a brand new type of cloud that looks like someth...

Amid Gloom: 8 Fun Media Highlights for 2009

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

As I get ready to exit my office at Editor & Publisher, I find myself trying to ignore this sad end to the decade by focusing on some wild and crazy stories that I've covered here this past year.

2009: The Things I Want to Forget (Part Two)

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

Earlier this week, I offered the first part of my list of all the things from 2009 that I want to forget. Now, as we prepare to cross the threshold into 2010, here is the second part of my compilation of 2009's political and cultural detritus, including Tom DeLay's rump-shaking cha-cha to "Wild Thing" on Dancing With the Stars, Mackenzie Phillips telling Oprah about her long-term sexual affair with her father, and the fact that Lou Dobbs latched onto the birther movement. Click here to read more of the things from 2009 I'd like to forget. READ MORE

New Jersey's Next Governor Is Unknowable

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

The miraculous resurrection of Governor Jon Corzine in the crucial month of October has had a lot of people thinking the Democrat is running away with the thing. Not so.

Supreme Court's New Season: Looking Ahead

Wall Street Journal | JESS BRAVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Questions before the Supreme Court, which begins its new term Monday, include corporate political spending, dog-fighting videos, a cross in the desert...

Chris Christie's 'Macaca Moment' on Health Care

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Christie is now on film, getting short with someone for daring to question the whims of the health care industry. 2009-09-28-Untitld1.jpg

Erasing the Doughnut Hole for All Seniors -- A Senate Revolt Against Big Pharma Brewing!

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail McGowan Mellor

An amendment offered by Senator Ben Nelson [D-FL] would reportedly lower the health care reform bill's cost by an additional $86 billion without reducing services.

Obama Is the Boot, But the Foot Is All Local

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

It's been the silent consensus of New York Democratic leaders for months now that Paterson needs to go. Paterson did not respond well to these critics, injecting race into the equation.

As Goes New Jersey So Goes...Health Care?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for this week reviews the notion that the success of automated polling, sometimes known by the acronym IVR (for Interactive Voice Response),...

Obama: Addressing the Healing Crisis

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

If every older person were guaranteed a physician with time to talk about life and ways to live it more fully, as well as to discuss the best ways to deal with the inevitability of death, debates about "death panels" would wither.

How Did the Polls Do in 2009?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I had intended to post a "quick" summary of what Tuesday night's results say about how the polls did, but like a thread pulled on a sweater, my outlin...

Exit Poll 'Outliers'

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

For whatever reason, the usual network web sites did not post full tabulations of the exit poll results from last night or at least did not post them ...

WSJ vs. WSJ on 2009 elections

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Wall Street Journal, 11/3/09: Republicans Are Poised for Gains in Key Elections Outcomes in New York, New Jersey and Virginia Are Unlikely to Forecas...

Election Night 2009 Live Blog

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Election Night 2009 Live Blog...

2009 Pre-Election Wrap

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Since 2002 (and probably earlier), you could do pretty well in predicting the outcomes of races for President, Senate, Governor and even the U.S. Hous...

2009 Summer Movie Review Part I: The Moments That Mattered.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Remembering Up, Transformers 2, Harry Potter, Inglourious Basterds and more.

2009 New York CD-23 Special Election:
Dede Scozzafava (R) vs Bill Owens (D) vs Doug Hoffman (C)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NY-23 (Special): Scozzafava (R) vs Owens (D) vs Hoffman (C)

Is NoVA Shifting?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

What's up with the polls in the Virginia governor's race? Although four new surveys last week left at least one of our readers unsure "what to believe...