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Parents and Psychotherapists: Some Common Denominators

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Like Judy Collins singing, "I've looked at both sides now," I can tell you that practicing psychotherapy is far easier than parenting. Therapists are...

Daily Meditation: Keep An Open Mind

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Can We Depoliticize EPA and Bergdahl Debate? (So Far, No.)

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


BSN assumes that a) man-made carbon is accelerating warming & b) the Bergdahl swap was a 51-49 decision. Within these boundries, Lowry/Reagan clash over the EPA rule's "war on coal" and the price we paid to bring home the Afghan War's last American POW. In both, Obama acts on "Yes we can" while GOP critics say "Yes but."

Nader-Erickson Alliance? And Will 'Sterling-Silver' Ever Be the Same?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


Erickson and Alter question Nader on his new book, Unstoppable, about how Left and Right can converge on NSA, banks, incarceration. Ralph argues that Corporatists vs. Conservatives divide the GOP. Also: the NBA highlights another The Donald to make fun of.

Extreme Inequality: Is the Market Rigged or Fair?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


With three best-sellers saying markets are rigged --Piketty, Warren, Lewis -- Shrum & Lowry debate economic and then racial inequality. Can tax policies mitigate a 400-1 ratio of top to average pay? 4000-1? Does bias against blacks = against whites, per Roberts?

What Would Mitt Have Done in Ukraine? And Ryan/Rangel/Rand on Race

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


In light of blustering jingoists, is Obama weak or wise on Russia-Crimea? Then: Has DuBois's 'color line' been crossed by Ryan, Rangel or Rand? Will Dems lose it all in '14 but run the table in '16?

Corn/Matalin Clash Over CIA Torture and 'Who Lost Crimea?'

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio


The Senate-CIA fight is jaw-dropping but Mary and David disagree if it's about oversight and/or Bush-Cheney 'torture.' Then: Is Obama a 'weak joke'(MM)? Were Ike, LBJ after Soviets invaded Hungry, Czechoslovakia (DC)? Was W while looking into Putin's soulful eyes (MG)?

Remembering Joni Mitchell's First Decade of Music As She Turns 70

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Joni Mitchell's extraordinary first decade of releases features some of the best recorded music of the 20th century.

A Story of Second Chances

Nancy Sharp | Posted 04.22.2013 | Denver
Nancy Sharp

Nothing could steer me off course during my inaugural year in Denver. So when I read about the widowed news anchor who was selected as a 5280 Magazine's "Most Eligible Single" in February of 2007, it was only fitting that I should reach out.

BOTH SIDES NOW: Q: Why Can't the U.S. Reduce Deficits and Gun Violence? A: Voters

HuffPost Radio | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgEliot Spitzer & Torie Clarke debate the Cliff deal and guns after Newtown. Should blame fall on Washington or on voters who want to spend 24 percent of GDP while only paying 16 percent in taxes and since many also "cling" to a two century near-religious belief in their muskets?

Here's My Cancer Story, What's Yours?

Nancy Sharp | Posted 11.06.2012 | Women
Nancy Sharp

This is what I understand: My story may be unique to me but the human experiences of loss and life and love are as universal as the stars.

Sometimes Bit by Bit Is Best

Nancy Sharp | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Nancy Sharp

I completed my graduate thesis last week -- the entire draft of Both Sides Now, my memoir. I want to focus on the process of writing a book. Here are some fresh takeaways that not surprisingly ring as true in life as they do for the written page.

Both Sides Now: War On Fraud Or Voters? GOP 'Fight Club'?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.23.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Matalin and Reagan differ on Voter ID laws that could undermine the right to vote. And will Obama win future GOP debates if Romney and Perry continue to audition for Fight Club?

Both Sides Now: Are 99%'ers More Popular Than Romney?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Matalin & Reagan debate why Romney is the perennial boy-next-door. Will Teavangelicans ever say "I do"? And how did Occupy Wall Street make the Mayor of Wall Street blink?

Both Sides Now: Conservatives Play Defense on Debt Ceiling and Murdoch

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpg Mary Matalin and Ron Reagan debate whether Obama is winning on the debt ceiling and how Murdoch is going from powerhouse to pariah. Then violent videos, very violent terrorists and Betty Ford.

Both Sides Now: 1st Anniversary Show -- Jobs Over Deficits? A Mandate for Medicare? What Do Men Want?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgArianna and Mary agree that the jobs issue is being ignored and that men are sexually exploiting power. Will Tuesday's special election become a Dem "Scott Brown" moment?

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Cuts vs. Kids, Muslim McCarthyism, Walker's Pyrrhic Win

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgArianna and Mary debate whether the House GOP has declared a "war on women"; Walker's win will boomerang; and we should attack Gaddafi. But there's consensus on sisterhood after Mean Girls.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Walker's Waterloo? Gingrich Actually? Sheen 'Winning'?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgSitting in for Arianna, Joe Conason and show regular Mary debate whether the 2-1 polls favoring public employee collective bargaining will force Gov. Walker to blink first. And should we attack yet another Arab country?

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Who Blinks in Washington... in Wisconsin? Also, DOMA, Watson, and Mardi Gras

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgThis week's show heard sharp differences on the federal budget standoff and an epic battle in Wisconsin. Was the prank call from "Koch" to Walker a smoking gun?

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: Pharaoh Down, Dutch @ 100, Birth, Space

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgArianna and Mary applaud Murbarak's fall but clash on whether Rumsfeld is terrific or delusional.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington & Matalin: On Egypt, Climate, Obama's New Narrative, Sex and Food

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgArianna and Mary come to a consensus on Egypt, but clash over whether the science behind man-made global warming is prophetic or merely profitable.

Judy Collins: Beauty Gets Down to Business

Laura Baudo Sillerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laura Baudo Sillerman

A mature audience couldn't find a better role model than Judy Collins, a recording artist whose latest CD includes a duet of "Diamonds and Rust" with Joan Baez. She's a businesswoman with the voice of a choir of angels.

WATCH: Arianna And Mary Matalin Cover Both Sides On 'The Joy Behar Show'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Arianna and her "Both Sides Now" co-host Mary Matalin stopped by the Joy Behar Show" on Tuesday to talk about a number of hot issues, including Genera...