Arianna Huffington (née Stasinopoúlou; b. July 15, 1950) is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and occasional actress. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid- 1990s, after which, in the 1990s, she became a liberal. She is the former spouse of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
America is a country ready to be taken, in fact, longing to be taken by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process.
Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
Increasingly, staying in the middle class- let alone aspiring to become middle class- is becoming a game of chance.
It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes.
It's no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species.
Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.
Not only is it harder to be a man, it is also harder to become one.
Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.
The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.
The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly- indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009- only this time, it's not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules.
The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics- and our external ones too- the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are- as women and as mothers.
There is nothing like becoming a mom to fill you with fear.
There's no love more intense than the love we have for our kids- and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface.
When your house is burning down, you don't worry about the remodeling.
(July 15 is also the birthday of Iris Murdoch.)