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  • Trapping season

    It's trapping season. The targets are Republicans, whom the Democratic-friendly media (the trappers) hunt in order to smear -- especially the Romney-Ryan ticket -- forcing them off message. The bait in the latest case is the issue of abortion in cases of...
  • Rape, patriarchy and the bomb

    "Every sperm is sacred . . ." Todd Akin could have worked on the script for the 1983 Monty Python movie, "The Meaning of Life": "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." But wait, there's more. "But let'...
  • CNN Poll: Obama 49 percent-Romney 47 percent among likely voters

    CNN Poll: Obama 49 percent-Romney 47 percent among likely voters
    With three days to go until the start of the Republican convention, President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney remain deadlocked in the race for the White House, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International poll released...
  • GOP voter fraud probe in Florida: Are the Republicans TRYING to lose this election?

    GOP voter fraud probe in Florida: Are the Republicans TRYING to lose this election?
    The news about suspected Republican voter registration fraud in as many as 10 Florida counties is a weird commentary on the conservative GOP's national push to require photo IDs for voters to combat alleged fraud at the polls. Multiple studies -...
  • Akin's idiocy is infectious

    Todd Akin's idiocy appears to be infectious. The evil genius of the Missouri congressman's comments is that they lend themselves to such broad interpretations -- and misinterpretations. By now his remarks are familiar, but just in case ... Akin told...
  • Trash collection time

    Who is this Todd Akin and why is everybody, it seems, paying so much attention to what he has to say? Answer: He's a congressman from Missouri who's running for the U.S. Senate in a race that could prove critical for control of the next Congress. And he'...
  • Akin's gaffe offers unflattering glimpse of widely shared Republican attitudes

    Ladies, remember what your mothers told you about men who regard women as sex objects? They're no good. Keep that in mind when pondering the Republican Party platform this year and all those heated conversations about the "war on women." Why is so...
  • Monday, August 27, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Bill Leff in for Jonathon Brandmeier 7:35 a.m.  She directed her first feature at 12.  Bill Leff (in for Johnny B) chats with the young filmmaker during Hollywood on it's ear.  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell  10:05 a.m.  Why can't...
  • Tropical Storm Isaac's Slow Pace Makes it More Dangerous

    Tropical Storm Isaac's Slow Pace Makes it More Dangerous
    TAMPA, Fla. -- New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast faced the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina by hunkering down for new storm amid "a high level of anxiety," as the Crescent City's mayor put it Monday. Forecasters project Tropical Storm...
  • Akin's ignorance hardly unique

    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 castigating last week's...
  • Jobs, health care highlight U.S. Senate debate

    Jobs, health care highlight U.S. Senate debate
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill cast herself as a moderate and portrayed Republican challenger Todd Akin as an extremist in their final debate of a contentious Missouri Senate race. Akin repeatedly linked McCaskill to the policies of...
  • Is there a Republican Party war on women?

    Is the Republican Party really pursuing a war on women? Well, yes and no to that question. Is it the official position of the Republican Party to strip away women's rights? No, with the caveat that if you are in favor of abortion rights then you're...