Can We Please Go, Like, 2 Whole Seconds Without Being Totally Hypocritical?

What a difference a year makes. Last May, Republican primary contender Newt Gingrich went on "Meet the Press" and called Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare "right-wing social engineering." He said, "I think we need a national conversation to get to a better Medicare system with more choices for more seniors." He even spoke some truth to Fox News (after denying climate change at the :14 mark). But now that Ryan is the VP candidate, Newt thinks that social engineering is a great idea. If Newt could hold the same belief for more than a few months at a time, I might go so far as to say I agree with him.

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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