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Be Brave N' Fly for the Bravest of Them All

David Plotkin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Impact
David Plotkin

When one couples physical fitness with a great cause, we find ourselves training harder to achieve our goals. The greater the cause, the harder the workout.

How To Make The Most Of Spinning Class

Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living

Spinning Master Instructor and former professional cyclist Josh Taylor took a break from teaching 1,000 instructors at a time to talk with Healthy Liv...

Life in the Political Center

The State Press | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
The State Press

I promised myself that I would never reveal who I vote for in elections, and I still abide by that promise. Suffice to say, I got a bigger education after the election than I did in the months leading up to it.

Of Sugar Coats and Straight Jackets

Arnie Reisman | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics
Arnie Reisman

Of course, words and images can undergo changes in meanings. What used to be acceptable can slip into disreputable. Suddenly, for example, sacrifice and compromise become dirty words. It would be nice if we could rise above such fears, control our hackles, keep our economy afloat.

Fox's Phoney War

David Trumble | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media
David Trumble

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The Death Knell of Political Spin

Steve Young | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Young

The conservative media dug up a 1996 video purported to show that Obama was a socialist. Nothing. They tried to resurrect the controversy over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Nada. "We built that!" -- a waste of the convention banner budget.

Politics, Presidential Debates, and Spin

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

We voters want to learn as much as possible about the two presidential candidates and what they really stand for, and we look to the presidential debates and their accompanying spin rooms to provide us with this information.

Kia Makarechi

SPiN L.A.: Susan Sarandon Has Done It Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment

Susan Sarandon has something she'd like to tell the good people of Los Angeles. The ping pong-obsessed actress is bringing her nightclub-cum-sports ve...

Susan Sarandon Gives $75,000 To NYC Schools For Table Tennis Programs

AP | Posted 04.16.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Susan Sarandon has donated $75,000 to support table tennis programs in New York City public schools. The city Department of Educatio...

Review of Spin and Interview With Catherine McKenzie

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 04.03.2012 | Books
Julie A. Carlson

Spin made my day. It's uproariously funny, charming, and filled with delightful twists and turns, and likable characters, often reminding me of Bridget Jones's Diary.

Struggle Through Decades to Overturn Massacre Lies

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.28.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

At 4.10 p.m. Sunday afternoon, exactly 40 years ago, I witnessed soldiers shooting innocent civilians dead, an atrocity that officialdom instantly lied about -- and provoked a four-decade struggle to get the truth finally established.

The Rapture Make a Comeback, Play SPIN Headquarters

Taryn Haight | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home
Taryn Haight

The Rapture are back and sounding exactly as I remember them -- a flawless rock/pop/dance melange, distinguished by their reliable drums, unmistakeable vocals and one hell of a steady cowbell.

Friday Night, And the Cruising Is Easy

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 10.17.2011 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

After a traffic-filled drive out to the Hamptons, the proper way to unwind is crucial. For the lucky few, on a Friday evening, Nick and Verity Edmist...

Spinning Hochul's Special Election Win

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's hard to deny that Democrats are feeling good about yesterday's election victory up in Buffalo. There's a certain wind-in-our-sails feeling about the whole strategy of hammering Republicans on the Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare.

Petraeus, McCain Continue Afghanistan War Spin, But No One Buys It (Nor Should They)

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

General Petraeus and McCain can try to spin the situation in Afghanistan all they want, but the fact is that their counterinsurgency gamble failed, and the American people want our troops out, pronto.

Pentagon Assertions of "Progress" In Afghanistan Are a Bad Joke

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

The latest Petraeus/Gates media tour is under way in preparation for the general's testimony to Congress next week, and they're trotting out the same, tired spin they've been using since McChrystal was replaced in disgrace last year.

Ovem Lupo Commitere

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Private security military contractors, or at least their leading advocates, are gaining in political authority, successfully framing themselves not only as legitimate security actors but also as legitimate standard setters.

'How Everybody Exists' Doesn't Have to Be

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The surprising gem in an Inquirer piece was that APCO VP Bill Pierce agreed with me. He acknowledged that interest-funded pressure groups "are all over the place" in Washington. "That's how everybody exists here," Pierce said.

Taking Walmart's PR Blitz With A Grain Of Salt

Anna Lappé | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anna Lappé

Making a big PR splash about improving the health qualities of its food is a smart tactic to deflect attention from the real impact of Walmart on the quality of life for Americans.

Sen. Alexander R-Tennessee Eloquently Responds.

Mike Spicer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Spicer

Mike Spicer's Cartoon Blog...

Obama Isn't Doing Enough to Scare America, says Christian Science Monitor

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

According to the Christian Science Monitor, if you protest being molested in an airport, that's a sure sign that you are not afraid of Al Qaeda. And that's a problem on both fronts.

Insurers Spin Court Decision on Health Insurance Mandate

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

After the Virginia Court's health care ruling, the thing to keep in mind is that this is just one judge's opinion. Others have gone the other way. We are a long way from knowing if, and how, the new act will ultimately be implemented.

'Friendly Reminder': Fox's Unbalanced Ethics Threatens Democracy

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wendell Potter

Bill Sammon, Fox News' Washington managing editor, sent a memo "at the height of the health care reform debate" to his network's so-called journalists, directing them not to use the phrase "public option."

Kitten's Sunday School Streamers, A Viva Elvis Clip, Plus Conversations With Shelby Lynne, Ryan Montbleau and Middle Class Rut's Zack Lopez

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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End Dynasty Welfare. Start the "Dynasty Tax"

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

cross-posted from OpEdNews.com It is time for the congress to stop giving dynasty welfare to the richest Americans. Conservatives love their word ...