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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Republicans see Senate chances bolstered by primary results

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans counting on an unpopular president and a favorable electoral landscape to help them win control of the U.S. Senate could have another asset this year - stronger candidates who are less likely to say embarrassing things....
  • Sarah Palin vs. President Obama: Are Republicans the losers?

    Sarah Palin vs. President Obama: Are Republicans the losers?
    For a few political cycles now, Republican leaders have strained to distance themselves from some in their midst and focus on the basics to secure and extend their power in Washington: The less-than-sweeping economic recovery and President Obama’s...
  • Todd Akin's back again to talk of rape

    So, Todd Akin is back and he's talking rape again. You remember what happened last time. The would-be Missouri senator torpedoed his campaign two years ago after suggesting in a TV interview that if a woman is a victim of "legitimate rape," she is...
  • George Will's column on rape strips him of all credibility

    George Will's column on rape strips him of all credibility
    I don't see how George Will can keep his job. I realize he's likely receiving the loud and myriad calls for his firing as further evidence of the "speech codes" he wrote about in the very column that kicked up this controversy in the first place....
  • Cartoons on YouTube: 'Bee and PuppyCat,' 'Dead End,' 'King Douglas'

    Cartoons on YouTube: 'Bee and PuppyCat,' 'Dead End,' 'King Douglas'
    I bring you cartoons. (Or links to them anyway.) They are your friends, friends, and though the work of many hands — sometimes separated by oceans — over many months, perhaps the purest, most direct expression of delight the Televisions has to...
  • Women Grow Up Fearing, Fending Off Creeps

    Women Grow Up Fearing, Fending Off Creeps
    Yes, all women, all girls, grow up learning ways to avoid attracting the attention of unnerving guys; it's no doubt built into our DNA, along with an affection for miniatures and the early songs of Patsy Cline. Simply in order to leave the house in...
  • Mississippi runoff would be Democrats' big break

    Democrats think they may have a gift, the next Todd Akin, which would enhance their prospects of retaining control of the Senate. He is Mississippi Republican state legislator, Chris McDaniel, a right-winger who appears to have forced incumbent Sen. Thad...
  • Democrats go a-courting as the Senate hangs in the balance

    Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the "Daddy Party," all about military security...
  • GOP puts its tea party 'civil war' behind it

    GOP puts its tea party 'civil war' behind it
    Sen. Mitch McConnell's easy victory over his tea party opponent in Kentucky's Republican primary Tuesday presents a tidy storyline: the establishment strikes back. In the primary season so far, McConnell and fellow GOP incumbents have successfully out-...