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  • Filling in the blanks is no way to fight for abortion rights

     
    I approve of what Terry Cosgrove says, but I will fight to the death against the way he says it. Pardon my corruption of Voltaire’s famous saying. It’s inspired by a new round of political attacks from Personal PAC, the......
  • Crystal Blog contest, 2012

     
    I am now tallying these results and will present an aggregated prediction Monday afternoon, listen to "Mondays With Johnny" at 12:30 on WGN-AM 720 and I may try to slip them in. The obvious drawback to offering predictions about Tuesday’s......
  • Crystal Blog contest, 2012 results

     
    The winner of this year’s coveted yet imaginary Crystal Blog trophy for most accurate election forecast is local gay activist, physician and author Carlos T. Mock, who correctly named the winner in all six races in the contest and correctly......
  • Left turn -- Dems, GOP battle to a draw, but liberals romp

     
    Politically, it was a status quo election. Democrats held on to the White House and their majority in the U.S. Senate in Tuesday’s voting. Republicans preserved their majority in the House and increased by one their hold on the majority......
  • Orange County judge’s rape remarks mirror Todd Akin's

     
    In saying that a rape victim's sexual assault was only "technical" because the female body "shuts down" when attacked, an Orange County judge admonished by a state agency expressed a scientifically discredited viewpoint that recently sank the campaign...
  • McManus: A Rove 'money bomb'?

    McManus: A Rove 'money bomb'?
    Here's a short list of Democrats who secretly hope Mitt Romney gets his presidential campaign turned around fast and gives President Obama a run for his money: Heidi Heitkamp, the Democratic Senate candidate in North Dakota; Jon Tester, the Democratic...
  • Todd Akin's remarks on rape may help clarify the abortion debate

    Todd Akin's remarks on rape may help clarify the abortion debate
    Like any sentient person, I was appalled by Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin's comments about "legitimate rape." I was shocked by the Limbaugh-ian proportions of his ignorance about the female reproductive system ("in cases of legitimate rape,...
  • Hashtag crowned 2012 word of the year

    Hashtag crowned 2012 word of the year
    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—...
  • Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control

    Reid urges cooperation as Democrats expand Senate control
    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....
  • Democrats Hold onto Narrow Majority in U.S. Senate

    Democrats Hold onto Narrow Majority in U.S. Senate
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress. The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat or two,...
  • Akin staying in the race after rape comments

    Akin staying in the race after rape comments
    Despite calls from his own party to step down, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin says he's not walking away from his challenge against incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. Questioned on a political talk show about whether abortion should be...
  • Police, FBI Investigate Reported Threat Against Rep. Akin

    Police, FBI Investigate Reported Threat Against Rep. Akin
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. Capitol Police are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who has been criticized for comments he made recently about rape. There is "an active, open investigation, Lt. Kimberly Schneider said,...