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  • Liberals, too, get foot-in-mouth disease [Commentary]

    Liberals, too, get foot-in-mouth disease [Commentary]
    Chew on these for a minute: "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives, who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay, is that who they are? Because if that is who they are, and if they are the extreme conservatives, they have no place in...
  • Reflect on, don't fetishize, the past [Commentary]

    Reflect on, don't fetishize, the past [Commentary]
    Around the holidays, I usually write a year-end review column. Highlights and lowlights from Maryland or American politics and culture — that sort of thing. But this year, as we pass from 2013 into 2014, I want to try something a little different....
  • Uninformed politicians are dangerous [Commentary]

    Uninformed politicians are dangerous [Commentary]
    Former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens once famously stated that the Internet is a "series of tubes," an observation that would have been more comical if his committee hadn't been responsible for regulating the Internet. Rep. Michele Bachmann suggested that...
  • Progress undone on rape

    Progress undone on rape
    What we have here is a failure to communicate. Or at least, that's Rick Ross' story and he's sticking to it. The Miami rapper has ignited a prairie fire of controversy with a song called "U.O.E.N.O.," its title a phonetic spelling of an ebonic...
  • Nothing unique in Akin's nonsense

    Nothing unique in Akin's nonsense
    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...
  • Women flex muscle at the polls

    Women flex muscle at the polls
    Congratulations, ladies. You kept the barbarians from the gate. On Tuesday, Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, who famously said that a woman's reproductive system shuts down during "legitimate rape" and prevents conception, lost by 15 points to incumbent Sen....
  • Have you seen this?

    One of the pleasures in blogging is the ability to point people to other sources, other writers, building a sense of community in the audience. Today has been ripe with posts to recommend. Jan Freeman explores the pleasures people take in peeving about...
  • Akin rape comments 'offensive and wrong,' Bartlett says

    Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett repudiated fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape Tuesday, while his campaign manager called an attempt by Maryland Democrats to tie Bartlett to the controversy “disgusting.” Akin, the GOP nominee...
  • Is Akin really out of the Republican mainstream?

    Is Akin really out of the Republican mainstream?
    Missouri is a long way from Maryland, so residents can be forgiven for never having heard of Rep. Todd Akin prior to this week. But when the socially conservative Republican Senate candidate suggested that the victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get...
  • The real reason Republicans want Akin out

    The Republicans are so upset about Rep. Todd Akin because he has verbalized the mindset of the bulk of the Republican base, and now they can see how ugly it is in the light of day. David Weinstock, Forest Hill
  • The GOP ticket's Neanderthal view of women's rights

    Rep. Todd Akin, the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate from Missouri, has shown once again how the Republican Party has been taken over by its most extreme elements ("Akin's rape comments elicit anger," Aug. 21). Mr. Akin claims there is difference between...
  • Akin's reactionary philosophy

    A Neanderthal who spits out stupid comments about how women rarely become pregnant during a "legitimate rape" sits on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology? Heaven help us! Rep. Todd Akin should quickly resign and go spout his...