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2011

My 2011 "McLaughlin Awards"

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It seems to me that the person who was largest on the world's stage this year was the chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. With the strongest economy in Europe, Germany's got the most to lose if the common euro currency falls apart.

The Fallen Leaders Of 2011

Posted 12.16.2011 | World

2011 was a tough year to run a country. Between the Arab Spring, European debt crisis, and devastating natural disasters, presidents and prime ministe...

Happy Hollywood 2011

Nicholas Weinstock | Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy
Nicholas Weinstock

PRODUCER: Hey, look who it is: Exec of the Year. I thought I might run into you at one of these holiday things. EXECUTIVE: This is our Christmas party. How did you get on the lot?

My Worst-Of List for 2011

Courtney Garcia | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco
Courtney Garcia

Every year, as December draws to a close and everyone charts their "Best-Of" inventories, I prefer rather to reflect on the mistakes I made throughout the year. After all, the good was good. It probably won't happen again anyway.

TIME's Most Surprising Photos Of 2011

Time.com | Posted 02.11.2012 | Weird News

Time magazine has gone through its photo archives to pick the most surprising photos of the year. The term "surprising" has lots of connotations, b...

11 Best Memes Of 2011

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 12.12.2011 | Comedy

Every December Urlesque celebrates the best web culture trends of the year with awards called the Urlies. This year, along with our partners at HuffPo...

The Worst Fast Food Creations Of 2011

The Daily Meal | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home
The Daily Meal

For years, America's fast-food empires have embodied what's wrong with our eating habits: Too fast, for one thing, and too fatty. And thanks to the trend that dominated fast food in 2011, you can add another downside: Way, way too flagrantly over-the-top.

2011: What Were The 11 Best Albums This Year?

Jeff Pollack | Posted 01.30.2012 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Everyone is about to release their picks for 2011 and looking back I'd like to say it was a good year for new music, but it really wasn't. There were,...

Obama Poll Watch -- November, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This month Obama poll watchers got some good news, and some bad news. This was capped off by the Washington punditocracy making a stupid comparison between polling for Obama and Carter.

The Word Of The Year Is...

Posted 12.12.2011 | Home

A panel of editors, lexicographers and others at Dictionary.com have chosen the Word of the Year for 2011. The word is... Tergiversate Prono...

FBI: Blacks Targeted In 70 Percent Of Race-Based Hate Crimes

Posted 01.15.2012 | Black Voices

Blacks were the group most likely to be the targets of race-based hate crimes, according to a new federal report. The report, compiled by the FBI'...

David Moye

November Calendar Has Two Days That Come Once Upon A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 12.31.2011 | Weird News

November has two storied days this year -- and that's not including Veterans' Day or Thanksgiving. Check your calendar: Nov. 1 and Nov. 11 are list...

Highlights From Frieze 2011

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 12.21.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Frieze Art Fair showcases the best and most innovative contemporary art from around the world - and this year represented over 170 galleries. From tho...

Best States for Retirement 2011

Richard Barrington | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Your best place to retire depends on highly personal factors. You care about proximity of friends and family, cultural and natural attractions or maybe the presence of a favorite professional sports team.

2011 Green Game changers

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

While all of the Green Game Changers nominees deserve to be recognized, there is one I would single out, and that is Tim DeChristopher.

WATCH: How One Farm Will Keep Going After Hurricane Irene

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

"I didn't have time to think about being scared." On August 28th, hundreds of farms in upstate New York were destroyed by massive floods caused by Hu...

TIMELINE: Key Events That Occurred On 9/11

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics

It's been 10 years since the attacks of September 11, 2001. While many are looking back at how the world has changed in the decade, others are reflect...

Will President Obama Become Mayor Dinkins?

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

The president could lose his reelection bid if enough Black voters stay home because they either do not believe the Republican nominee can win or they just do not feel the same urgency to show up on election day.

Lessons Learned From the Ark

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.21.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

As we take stock of the current state of America's children and the desperate need to change direction for the future, some ancient wisdom can give us a blueprint for setting sail and getting our children to safe harbor.

1937, 2011: Déjà Vu All Over Again -- Stimulus Wanes, Unemployment Increases

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One of the reasons the U.S. economy did so well in the last half of the 20th century is that we ignored ideology in favor of pragmatism. That is no longer true. Ideology has again become fashionable. And, we are paying for it, dearly.

The State of America's Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

As the president and Congress struggle to find a way to lower the budget deficit and to raise the debt ceiling before we default on our debt for the first time in history, I hope they will stay away from further cuts in essential food, health, education, and other supports children need.

Obama Poll Watch -- June, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

[Program Note: Last month, we ran this column four days before the end of May, due to travel plans. We promised we'd update the preliminary numbers i...

Has America Lost That Loving Feeling?

Bruce Kluger | Posted 08.14.2011 | Style
Bruce Kluger

Love isn't on the internet's roughly 1500 online dating sites, which despite annual revenues now in the billions, have reduced the mate-selection process to something akin to ordering off a Chinese take-out menu.

Obama Poll Watch -- May, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"What a difference a death makes." President Obama announced at the very beginning of the month that Osama bin Laden was dead, and his poll numbers reacted almost immediately.

Harold Camping Calls May 21 An ‘Invisible Judgment Day'; Says October 21 Is Real End-Of-World Date

Washington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.28.2011 | Weird News

To casual viewers, Harold Camping is a two-time loser when it comes to rapture predictions. However, the 89-year-old evangelist who claimed that th...