Elizabeth Warren is one of the most exciting and uplifting Democratic candidates in many years. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock will leave a different legacy in this election: They dramatize the Republican problem with women, and the Republican problem with rape.
The Missouri Senate contest between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin is astonishing, even without the latter's "legitimate rape" opinions. According t...
Heaven help justice in America if Mitt Romney is given the power to turn the Supreme Court of the United States into his great gift to the far right of the Republican party.
Last week, Republican state representative Todd Akin used a dog comparison to describe his opponent Claire McCaskill. Akin just can't seem to decide w...
Each party sees what it wants. Ron Reagan and Torie Clarke, for example, differ on who won Biden-Ryan - the smiling steamroller or the blue-eyed boy scout? Was Benghazi a tragedy or calamity? Then: let Obama be O'Biden!
If women want to have access to health care, education, and economic opportunity, we can't let Akin win. The stakes couldn't possibly be higher.
Forcible rape. I don't think many people would have guessed that it would be one of the defining phrases of the 2012 elections. But, there's not much about today's Republican Party that any one of us could have seen coming.
I imagine Gov. Christie feels the same way the majority of clients who first come into my office feel: that their situation is so far gone it's a lost cause.
I first encountered Jonathan Dine on The New Republic's front page with what appeared to be a giant marijuana leaf tattooed on his pectorals. Dine ha...
Perhaps people have been "info-numbed," if I may coin a word. There are so many sources of information and misinformation through the Internet and social networking that it has become increasingly difficult to separate solid facts from misleading opinions.
When my mom says that, for the first time in her life, she's afraid of what will happen to the country for me, my brother, my sister, their families and their grandchildren, if the people who are masquerading as Republicans win election, it rattles me a bit.
As a gay Republican, I am proudly throwing my support behind Missouri's moderate U.S. senator Claire McCaskill for her reelection. We can vote to go back to medieval times, like many are apparently wanting to do, or we can progress as a state that ends extremism once and for all.
Having a party? Request all your guests give up their cell phones. Also the bouncers, waiters, bartenders too.
Mining humor out of Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin's barrage of claptrap is tougher than eating frozen jerky in a rowboat on the eyewall of Hurricane Isaac.
There once was a Congressman, Akin / Caused a maelstorm, yet he is unshaken / This huge conflagration / Engulfing the nation.
This is not Sharron Angle advocating for "Second Amendment remedies," Christine O'Donnell declaring she is "not a witch," or former Sen. George Allen's racist "macaca" statement. This is the ugly underbelly of mainstream Republican orthodoxy.