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Confusing Concepts I've Failed to Explain to My Kids

Joe DeProspero | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

Have you ever been sitting across from your inquisitive child and wondered, How the hell am I going to possibly explain such a thing to this kid in a way that he'll actually 'get it'? Well, this blog is written exclusively for you.

The Sketchiest 'Lion King' Recap Ever

Posted 08.30.2013 | Comedy

If you're fuzzy on what exactly happened in the "The Lion King" but don't want to sit through the emotional trauma of seeing Mufasa trampled to death,...

15 Amazing Etch-A-Sketch Creations

Posted 07.15.2013 | Arts

Today marks the anniversary of the beloved mechanical drawing toy, the Etch-A-Sketch. Imagined by the late French inventor André Cassagnes, the simpl...

Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies At 86

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

BRYAN, Ohio -- Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in Fra...

Top 10 PR Blunders of 2012

Rich Robinson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Media
Rich Robinson

If we're talking about the biggest PR blunders of 2012, than the list is the exclusive purview of the Republican Party and its standard-bearer, Willard "Mitt" Romney.

Bargain Town, Making Lists and Behavior Modification

Tom Cramer | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Growing up in the '70s, as soon as the last plate was cleaned and put away from Thanksgiving dinner, it was Christmas time. It's true that I loved all the activities and traditions, but I can't deny that my main focus was on toys.

He's Not One of Us!

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

We like our presidents to be one of us, a regular person who drinks Bud Light and knows who Taylor Swift is. But the reality is, that's just the packaging. We really want a person who's NOTHING like a normal human.

Friday Talking Points -- Advice for the Republican Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You ready, Republican Party? Are you sitting down? Here's what you have to do to avoid going the way of the Whigs. It's pretty easy -- it would fit on a Twitter message: "Begin championing Puerto Rican statehood."

To Shake Or Not To Shake

Ted McCagg | Posted 01.08.2013 | Comedy
Ted McCagg

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Why the Election Won't Be an Etch-A-Sketch Moment for America

David Ropeik | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

No single election can resolve the underlying drivers of partisanship. More and more, compelled by the deep imperative for our safety and survival, we are circling the wagons of our own unique groups and treating those with whom we disagree as the enemy.

New York Times Front Page Details Romney's "Modulation" From Severe Conservative to Moderate Mitt

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.01.2012 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

Romney has stopped talking about how Barack Obama is essentially a European socialist who doesn't get America, and now gushes about how "Democrats love America too," and about how well he'd get along with them. But the article's author, Michael Barbaro, doesn't let Romney off the hook.

One Lesson From Sandy: We Can't Afford to Have a President Who Irrationally Hates Government

Mitchell Bard | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Sometimes, in the heat of an election, it is easy for voters to forget about the bigger picture. With three debates, endless soundbites, and, if you live in a swing state, a ceaseless barrage of television ads, it is hard for some to remember the context and history of the candidates' claims. It is this hectic environment that allows Mitt Romney to, suddenly, turn his back on two years of campaigning (all caught on video) on far-right positions and shake the Etch-A-Sketch and call himself a moderate. But sometimes, an event happens that shakes the electorate up and forces it to concentrate on who the candidates really are and what they stand for. It happened when the financial crisis hit in September 2008, and it is happening again in 2012 with Hurricane Sandy.

Game Changer in Ohio: Cars

Richard Trumka | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Nothing illustrates the choice between the two presidential candidates better than the 2009 rescue of the auto industry. And, despite Mitt Romney's efforts to distort the contrast with patently dishonest claims and a new TV ad, the auto rescue may turn out to be the deciding factor in the election.

Shape Shifter: The Four Mitt Romneys

Eric Kasum | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Eric Kasum

There are four Mitt Romneys. There's the governor, the primary candidate, the presidential candidate, and the beauty pageant contestant. Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up?

Paul Blumenthal

Dem Super PAC Holding GOP Accountable

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the morning of Aug. 19, an employee of the Democratic super PAC American Bridge 21st Century was eating his breakfast while monitorin...

Deja Vu All Over Again*

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Getting -- and counting -- every single legitimate vote cast that day is the surest path to rekindling the spirit not only of '68. It's also true to the Spirit of '76. That would be 1776: principles and lessons of the past helping US to guide and create our future.

The Real Mitt Romney

Terry O'Neill | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Bully, lie, manipulate, threaten. Mitt Romney believes these tactics will get him what he wants. But I believe in the good sense of women voters throughout the country.

Etch-a-Sketch as a Long-term Liability

Jill Hanauer | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Jill Hanauer

Mitt Romney may have come out of last Wednesday's debate a short-term winner, but did little to solve his biggest long-term challenge in this election: his inability to convince voters they can trust him.

This Is the Etch a Sketch Campaign They Warned Us About

Jason Stanford | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The very rich are different from us. For one, their Etch A Sketches are better. The handheld toy I played with as a boy must be tiny compared to whatever Romney used to reinvent himself in the Denver debate.

Evil Cat Loves Etch-A-Sketch

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.28.2012 | Small Business

Sometimes a product's newfound relevance comes from the strangest of places, like, say, a presidential gaffe, or a 20-second web video featuring an ev...

Worst Campaign Ever?

Will Durst | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Will Durst

Face it, if Bain Capital were running Mitt's campaign right now, they'd close it down, fire him and hire some Chinese guy to do it better and cheaper.

What Would You Erase From Your Life?

Delia Lloyd | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I've always believed that regret is a central component of adulthood. But many of our regrets are really longings, so we wouldn't want to erase them, because they define who we are.

Biden: Romney's Etch A Sketch Is Gone

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that Republican Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate proves that the ...

Amazing Etch-A-Sketch Art! (LOOK)

Posted 07.31.2012 | Teen

Jane Labowitch, a 20-year-old art student and aspiring illustrator, has a unique artistic talent. Known as Pikajane on deviantART, she creates beautif...

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.