| Aug 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Rep. Todd Akin's fame — more accurately, his infamy — now reaches all the way to the Congo.
There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of “The Vagina Monologues” and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:04 PM
In the days following Barack Obama's re-election, we learned that Mr. Obama didn't win because voters trusted him more than Mitt Romney on the economy, or because he ended the Iraq war and killed Osama bin Laden. He didn't win because he started to turn...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 11:57 AM
One of the first names they considered was Sisters, but they worried everybody would think it was a magazine about nuns.
When they answered the office phones "Mizz magazine," callers thought there was interference on the line.
Gloria Steinem thought...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 7:30 AM
According to most pollsters, the coming presidential election is close, a "dead heat" with President Obama holding a thin lead in several crucial states. I'm really amazed. In my opinion, this election shouldn't even be close. It should be a landslide for...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 4:30 AM
I found it highly amusing that a majority of those taking your reader poll on climate change are still in denial that the looming environmental disaster is man-made. They remind me of the Kevin Bacon character at the end of the movie "Animal House," who...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
As the presidential election counts down to (despite recent tightening in the polls) a likely Obama victory, even moderate Republicans despair that America is going the way of "social democratic" Western Europe, with a smaller private sector, more power...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:23 PM
Third of three articles on state ballot issues
Dee Powell's belief in the ideal of marriage survived the reality of her divorce, and now she is working to preserve the institution as solely the union of a man and a woman.
"Marriage is perfect," Powell...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Some recent headlines from the alternate universe of modern conservatism:
Rush Limbaugh claims the bad guy in the new "Batman" movie was named Bane to remind voters of Mitt Romney's controversial tenure at Bain Capital.
Michele Bachmann, citing zero...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Mitt Romney's income tax returns may contain some surprises that he does not want the world to know about, but they are hardly his only secrets. His biggest secret, the question he has not answered through the entire campaign, the one that bothers...
| May 4, 2012
| 9:14 AM
This week, Republicans have been criticizing President Barack Obama for his surprise trip to Afghanistan marking the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. By accusing the president of hyping the commemoration, they apparently hope to...
| Nov 7, 2012
The vitriol is worse than I ever recall. Worse than the Palin-induced smarm of 2008. Worse than the Swift-boat lies of 2004. Worse, even, than the anything-goes craziness of 2000 and its ensuing bitterness.
It's almost a civil war. I know families in...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 4:17 PM
There was a time when any protest worth its salt meant time and sweat, with picketing in inclement weather, massing in Washington and possibly even the risk of violence or getting arrested. People went to jail to support the Montgomery bus boycott...