| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:38 AM
When first lady Michelle Obama took the stage Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, she told the kind of tale about President Barack Obama that only a wife can.
She told of the profound impact of watching his grandmother and single mother'...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Hello from Chesterfield!
KSPR's Jonah Kaplan here in this St. Louis suburb at Rep. Todd Akin's campaign headquarters. It's pretty quiet here thus far, but the scene will surely light up later on this evening. Campaign staffers are busy inflating hundreds...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Republicans to cooperate with an expanded Democratic majority Wednesday, a day after the Democrats picked up at least one more seat in the chamber.
"It is better to dance than to fight," said Reid, D-Nevada....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:38 AM
The two Connecticut Republicans with excellent shots at election to Congress this year — Linda McMahon and Andrew Roraback — on Monday were quick to denounce the ignorant comments about rape and women by the GOP Senate nominee from Missouri....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 2:53 PM
The stomp on Jesus controversy. The Owlcatraz stadium/GEO Group sponsorship controversy. The Sandy Hook massacre-doubting-professor controversy. Think things can't get any worse at Florida Atlantic University? Here's how: An exclusive sneak peek at...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:50 AM
Politicians on the Far Right, seeking to turn the Republican Party into an uncompromising, unquestioning cause in their own image, sought to silence Dick Lugar's voice of moderation, promising that Indiana still would send a Republican to the Senate....
| Feb 13, 2013
After Mitt Romney's 2012 election shellacking, a predictable blame-storm erupted between Republican pragmatists who want to win elections and the conservative zealots who love to argue.
The big divide is most evident in such events as the Tea Party...
| Jan 30, 2013
Here we go again. Whenever I try to offer a little helpful advice to Republican leaders, I hear from cranky conservatives who blow me off, saying they're "not about to take advice from a liberal like you" — or words to that effect.
To which I am...
| Jan 9, 2013
And you thought that Notre Dame/Alabama match-up was heated.
Wait until you hear how things went down in Boston last weekend when members of the American Dialect Society—linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, writers, editors, scholars—...
| Dec 30, 2012
I do declare! Those big, strong Republican men are out to protect us frail women from our silly selves. That handsome Mitt Romney is already severely anti-abortion, and now we find that his even more handsome young running mate has sponsored a...
| Dec 26, 2012
Pull up an empty chair, folks. (Up to you whether to interrogate it.) It's time to take a look back at the year that was, politically speaking.
We won't know the 2012 word of the year until The American Dialect Society's annual conference next week....
| Nov 21, 2012
| 12:30 PM
There was nothing particularly noteworthy in the size of Barack Obama's defeat of Mitt Romney. The election was, as smart people predicted, generally tight, with Obama winning by a decisive, if unspectacular, margin. Immediately in the wake of that win...