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Why These Democrats Flipped To Defeat Wall Street Deregulation | Zach Carter | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Anyone who wants to understand the current state of the Democratic Party should pay close attention to what happened this week in the H...

And 2014's Flip-Flopper of the Year Award Goes to...

Ben Wikler | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Ben Wikler

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.

Rand Paul Just Can't Stop Rewriting His Own History

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants you to "Stand With Rand," but for all the work he has done to revise his record lately, it's getting a little hard to fig...

Xcel Energy: Swiftboating for Solar

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
Brian Holton Henderson

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.

A Flip Flop For Almost Any Occasion

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.20.2014 | Style

Saturday, June 21 marks the first day of summer, so it totally makes sense that today (Friday) is National Flip Flop Day. After all, we need a day to ...

The Best Flip-Flops and Sandals of 2014

The Active Times | Posted 07.30.2014 | Style
The Active Times

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.

Bruce Rauner's Troubling Past Puts His GOP Supporters in an Ugly Position

William J. Kelly | Posted 03.24.2014 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

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.

Attention Corporate America: It's Time to Make the Workplace a Less Stressful Environment

Brian Curin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Curin

Through my experiences over the past year, I've learned the hard way that chronic stress is a silent killer, playing a key role in many significant he...

Evolving Views: A New and Improved Flip-Flopping

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Rajiv Narayan

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.

Mitt Romney Makes MAD's Dumbest

Bryan Young | Posted 12.06.2012 | Comedy
Bryan Young

The usual gang over at MAD Magazine have been hard at work (not likely) on their year-end list of the 20 dumbest things from 2012. Despite all the odd...

Romney Lost Because He Was Too Damn Good at Running... Against Himself

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

Something did occur to me as I watched Romney's workmanlike concession speech, and that was the thought that Romney was always going to lose this election.

Romney's Foreign Policy: About Face or Two-Faced?

James Zogby | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

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)?

Obama-Romney Final Debate: Chess or Battleships?

Maxim Thorne | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

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.

Can Mitt Romney Play Both Sides of the Moderate-Conservative Divide?

Jerry Lanson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Mitt Romney may need a wingspan as wide as Big Bird's to house the big tent of contrary positions he's taken in this race.

Debate, Lies and Videotape

Robert Hardaway | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Hardaway

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.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #51, You Know Where He Stands

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

To win over the radical right, Romney has changed his position so many times on so many different issues that he may have lost his core beliefs... and that is a frightening statement to ponder.

Report: Romney Flip-Flops On Education Policy, Has 'Paltry' Plan

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

A report released Thursday by the Center for American Progress Action Fund outlines Mitt Romney’s education plan, and how the Massachusetts governor...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #27, Mitt Romney

Bernard Whitman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

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.

Why Romney's 'Mad Men' Campaign Is Failing

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

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.

Mitt Romney and the Death of Mad Men Campaigning

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

So, to Republicans, it doesn't matter what the Heritage Foundation or Mitt Romney actually did. As the Mad Men taught them, all that matters is the image a viewer sees at any given moment.

Barack Obama Must Endorse Mitt Romney

Larry Womack | Posted 08.28.2012 | Comedy
Larry Womack

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.

Why Mitt Romney's Flip-Flopping May Turn Out to Be a Political Asset

Robert Simpson | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Simpson

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 Ridiculous Double Standard Presents Gigantic Opening for Obama

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

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.

Marco Rubio’s “Belly-Flop” on the DREAM Act

Dr. Chris Zepeda-Millan | Posted 06.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Dr. Chris Zepeda-Millan

Whether it's to prepare Senator Marco Rubio for the national spotlight as Mitt Romney's vice presidential nominee, or for a potential future run for president himself, Republicans know they have a big problem courting Latinos--a voting bloc Time Magazine recently predicted could decide the next presidential election.

Can Lack of Arch Support in Sandals and Flip Flops Cause Foot and Leg Problems?

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Sandals and flip flops are worn by thousands daily; wearing ones that are cute, stylish and supportive will allow you to walk happily ever after in style and pain-free.