These types of problems can be found on your feet as rough, dry, cracked heels, callus/corn formation on the toes or balls of your feet and arch cramps or fatigue from all the long walks or vacation shopping that accompany summer activities.
Many pols flip-flop. But each year, one politician rises above the din to become a new icon of embarrassing flip-floppery. This year, America's flip-flopper-in-chief is Colorado Senate hopeful Cory Gardner -- Republican candidate in what FiveThirtyEight lists as the closest Senate race in America.
Like many other corporations looking to make hay out of the environmental movement, Xcel has been greenwashing with gusto. The new image comes replete with chirpy narration, crisp graphics and opaque accolades.
When you think of active footwear, you probably don't immediately think of flip-flops and sandals. Running sneakers, trail running shoes and hiking boots come to mind, but the minimalist summer wear that treads sandy beaches and muddy riverbanks often gets forgotten.
After years of railing against corrupt pay-to-play schemes and insider deals, now Republicans are forced into a position of defending Rauner's insider record. My how things change. And the squirming has just begun.
To say a politician has flip-flopped ties the politician to his changing position. Flip-flopping is an intentional action, an opportunistic one. Evolving evokes a metaphor external to the agency of a politician.
Listening to this "kinder and gentler" Romney, two questions came to mind. Was all this a tactical ploy to sway undecided voters? Or was this the candidate's declaration of independence from his neo-conservative advisers (three-quarters of whom are George W. Bush alumni)?
To win in Battleship you have to take out all your opponent's ships. In chess, you can leave pieces on the Board but still checkmate the King. Romney to his chagrin did not take out all of Obama's ships. Obama, on the other hand, played his chess game.
Self-proclaimed pundits have had a field day claiming that everyone on the debate podium "lied". But as with any word in the English language that is over-used (and thereby trivialized), this may be a time to reflect on that word.
People voting for Romney don't even like him, they just dislike Obama. Of those who would vote for Romney in an April 2012 poll, 63 percent were voting against Obama and only 35 percent were voting for Romney.
Ever since Nixon, Republicans have campaigned on the lessons they learned about TV back then. For a long time, those lessons served them well. The trouble is, TV is no longer our culture's dominant medium. It's being replaced by the Internet.
I have concluded that reverse psychology is the president's best -- nay, only -- possible strategy going forward. Only with this tool can he harness the twin powers of Republican resentment and Democratic ambivalence in a single stroke.
The American electorate is simply looking for a solution to the mess the country's in. Romney has allowed an image to grow of a politician with no concrete ideological beliefs, and this could prove to be a major plus in the current climate.
Romney's conveniently rewriting his own record. This is what spin is for, of course, but Mitt has just opened the door for a realistic comparison of the numbers, even if the Romney team (or the Obama team, for that matter) hasn't realized it yet.