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Meltdown

A Nuclear Accident Prescription: Why Japan Has Distributed Potassium Iodide Doses

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The tragic events connected with Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami have been compounded by the threat of nuclear contamination.

Black Swan Over Tokyo

Michael Moynihan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Moynihan

While the world's attitude toward nuclear will not be the same after Fukushima, it is equally unlikely that the world will quickly disband its nuclear power capacity.

Japan Meltdown Risk Stirs Fears Over California Nuclear Plants

losangeles.cbslocal.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBS) -- The safety of Southern California's two nuclear power plants are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of the catastrophic quake ...

Charlie Sheen: 'Network 2011'?

Amy Spies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amy Spies

Just like the Network newscaster Howard Beale, Sheen felt unsupported and unappreciated by his network employer and lashed out. Beale had been coldly fired; Sheen felt he'd been dissed.

WATCH: Interview With Oscar Winning Director Of 'Inside Job'

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

"When Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and AIG collapsed together in a 48 hour period and we were all wondering if next week we'd be able to get money ...

Arthur Delaney

Tent Cities: An American Tradition

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A couple weeks ago a reader shared word with the Huffington Post of a tent city in Virginia, about an hour outside of D.C., where tons of middle class...

The Best (And Worst) Fiction Of The Financial Crisis

Telegraph | Rowena Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fiction has never been a particular friend of high finance. Even before banker-bashing became common currency, literature reserved a special scorn for...

Slaves of Wall Street

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Each time there's an eruption, ordinary people are the ones caught in the lava flow while the gods of high finance watch blissfully untouched from their own Mount Olympus.

Fear and Envy of Black Masculinity: How Politico's Jonathan Martin Mugged President Obama and Got Away With It

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Almost all black men recognize the contemptuous look Jonathan Martin gave Obama on Thursday.

How Not To Be A Horse's A#$%!: 3 Tips For When You Blow A Public Fuse

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

It's been a month now since American pop culture witnessed three consecutive bursts of public anger. Serena Williams, wielding her racquet as a weapon at the U.S. Open, kick-started a week in which Kanye West stole the microphone from young, doll-faced Taylor Swift at the MTV Awards, and ended with Congressman Joe Wilson shouting down the President of the United States like a British heckler.

Angelides Commission Staff Announced Before Probe Into 2008 Meltdown

Los Angeles Times | Michael Hiltzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Angelides commission, convened by Congress to investigate the financial meltdown of 2008, today announced a passel of "senior staff" appointments....

Meltdown Home Run Hitter on the Future

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

CEO Prem Watsa discusess how Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. of Toronto has not only weathered the greatest financial storm since the Depression, but has profited mightily.

Radiation Found At Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, Site Of '79 Partial Meltdown

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the small amount of radiation detected at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plan...

Reports of Another Stock Market Fall this Fall Exaggerated

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

A quick survey of market catastrophes reveals that autumn is not only when the traditional harvest comes in, but also when we reap what we have sown -- whether it's corn or bad economic policy.

Little Change On Wall St. A Year After Lehman Collapse

New York Times | Alex Berenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the surprise is not how much has changed in the financial industry, but how little....

China Jitters

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The Middle Kingdom has taken its place among the world's most important economies, and China is jittery.

This Is It! World Premiere of Capitalism: A Love Story Tonight

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Moore

Tonight, at the Venice Film Festival, I will premiere my new movie, "Capitalism: A Love Story." After 16 months of production, I am proud to present this work of mine to you. It is unlike anything you'll see this year.

TRAILER: My New Movie Capitalism: A Love Story

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Moore

It's a crime story. But it's also a war story about class warfare. And a vampire movie, with the upper 1 percent feeding off the rest of us. And, of course, it's also a love story. Only it's about an abusive relationship.

Jason Linkins

Glenn Beck Radio Freakout Remixed Into Heavy Metal Song About Vampires

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, did you read about that time that Glenn Beck got a TEENSY BIT PIQUED at a lady who called in to his radio show, forcing him to go to his screechy ...

Bill O'Reilly Sues Glenn Beck For Meltdown Infringement

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Bill O being Bill O, couldn't leave it merely to the lawyers, and chose to confront Glenn on Glenn's television show. Take a look.

Jason Linkins

Caller Reduces Glenn Beck To High-Pitched Hissy Fit

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The nutlog Fox News comedian was doing his radio show today, when he finally got so sick of what some caller was telling him about health care in the Netherlands that he went to his "death metal" place

Los Angeles Nuclear Meltdown Anniversary

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Rose

Fifty years ago today Los Angeles experienced the meltdown at the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE) that, except for blind luck, didn't become LA's Chernobyl.

Albany Fallout: Non-Profits

Fran Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fran Barrett

So those of you who work in, or are on the board of, or even have friends who are connected to a nonprofit, let me offer you a few tips to nonprofits seeking member item funding.

Will Zoe Loefgrin Vote $108 Billion For European Banks While California Goes Bankrupt?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

How will Loefgin justify giving $108 billion in loan guarantees to European banks while her own state goes bankrupt? How will anybody?

Reagan Didn't Do It

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Ronald Reagan's signing off on legislation easing mortgage requirements back in 1982 pales in comparison to the damage wrought 15 years later.