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Flip Flopping

Presenting the Quantum Pander

Eugene Linden | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Eugene Linden

Flip-flopping, hardly more noble, usually represents a politician's craven recognition that a pander isn't working. Quantum pandering is not about the times changing, but rather the need to appease two irreconcilable points of view at the same time.

Senator Portman's Epiphany: Commendable or Just 'God-awful Narcissism'?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Dorian de Wind

Yes, there is plenty to criticize Portman about, but at least he seems to have made peace with himself and his son -- something that is still so elusive to millions of Americans. Perhaps that should count for something.

What Will Ann Romney & Michelle Obama Wear On Election Night?

Lauren A. Rothman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Style
Lauren A. Rothman

What will Michelle Obama & Ann Romney wear on Tuesday night?

A Fact-Based Foreign Policy? Ask the Candidates About 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

If Republicans believe openly gay service is a threat to national security, shouldn't they fight to reinstate the ban? And if they were wrong in that belief, shouldn't they be forced to say so?

Obama Campaign Attacks Republican Presidential Candidate

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's top strategist on Wednesday accused former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of changing positions on a serie...

T-PAW Behind the Times

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Plenty of politicians reverse course during their professional lives. But what Tim Pawlenty generally does is more troubling than your average flip flop: he only flip flops when it seems fashionable.

Bachmann's Epiphany and My Own 'Conversion'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As a political flip-flopper myself, I will not criticize Bachmann's conversion. I just find her stated reasons flimsy. I don't think we need to bring patriotism into a discussion of our political affiliations.