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The Soiled Men Want Your Vote! And They Think They Can Get It.

Phil Wolfson, MD | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Phil Wolfson, MD

Anthony Weiner's apparent delusion is that he can have political redemption effortlessly--without a process of true sharing of his mind and behavior; that he has suffered sufficiently for voters to trust him with their city.

Sanford & Scum

Lester & Charlie | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Lester & Charlie

It seems that South Carolina voters are all too ready to forgive the "family values conservative" who misused public funds, secretly left the country and lied to his entire staff about his whereabouts and deceived his wife about his sexual affairs with his South American mistress.

Mark Sanford Received Donation From Unexpected Contender

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) received a donation during his 2001 campaign from Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a potential competitor in the ...

Mark Sanford To Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) will seek the open congressional seat in his home state, CNN reported Thursday. A Republican source te...

Mark Sanford's Ex-Wife Heads To Court

Mount Pleasant Patch | Adam Crisp | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

Jenny Sanford's divorce from former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford was settled in court more than two years ago, but now it's another male in her household th...

SC Impeachment? Lawmakers Debate Ousting Gov. Mark Sanford

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawmakers debating whether or not Gov. Mark Sanford should be impeached are focusing on his tryst in Argentina, reports the New York Times, and the fa...

A Case for Republican Secession (From Itself)

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Sometimes the body from which a political party springs is so filled with bile and corruption that its healthiest components should seek to go their own way. A case in point is today's Republican Party.

Impeachment Update

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lurio

This appears to be the year of impeachment. So far, a State Governor (Rod Blagojavitch) and a Federal Judge (Samuel Kent) have been gotten rid of this way, and it appears there might actually be more.

Governor Playboy the Antithesis of a GOP Standard-Bearer

Derrick K. Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Derrick K. Baker

Gov. Sanford had as much business criticizing President Clinton as Michael Vick would have if he joined PETA to speak out against women who wear fur.

Some Poetic Advice for a Love-Struck Governor

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The great Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (and who can resist an Argentine) once wrote: If I could live again my life, In the next - I'll try, - t...

Michael Jackson and 4th of July Priorities of Concern

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

In the same week that hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest a travesty of democratic values, Americans took to the streets for the death of a superstar entertainer.

Jason Linkins

The Mark Sanford Affair Commemorated In Poetry | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican legislators are wondering whether Mark Sanford has gone crazy. "That's a troubled man," said Sen. Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee, a longtime Sa...

When the Sanctity of Marriage Becomes Sanctimonious

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

f I'm having open-heart surgery, I care only that the person performing it is a freaking-great doctor. Not who he is sleeping with. That's who I feel about politicians, too. But what I do care about is hypocrisy.

Mark Sanford: Reality Television Superstar

Scott Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Brown

Sanford now seems to be attempting to evolve into the shirtless telenovela Casanova he always imagined himself to be. But in the process, he's finding his true calling: as a reality TV star.

Sanford vs. Stanford: Which One is the Philander and Which One is the Swindler?

Bill Katovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Katovsky

Sanford, judging from his media mea culpas, is a gushing torrent of public self-flagellation, backed by a biblical rationalization. Stanford is much more unrepentant.

God is My Doorman: Mark Sanford for Non-Christians

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

If Henry Miller talked about his sex life as much as Governor Mark Sanford talks about his sex life, people would have started thinking he was some kind of perv.

The Morality Police and the Divine Feminine

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

I am appalled at the coverage of Governor Mark Sanford's infidelity to his wife and sons. I am appalled at the moral posturing. I am appalled that we think we have the right.

When Love Turns to Scandal

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Danielle Crittenden Frum

When I was a young, mouthy conservative, I expressed a lot of strong ideas about marriage. Now, twenty-one years into my own marriage, I have to concede that so-called traditional marriage is anything but traditional.

The Big A (Adulterer), the Small M (Murderer)

R.O. Blechman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
R.O. Blechman


Death to Family Values - Zippers at Half Mast

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Bill Maher used to tell a joke, which is funny but not true. He'd ask the question why are we trying to stop gay people from getting married; they're ...

C Street: Secretive D.C. Christian Group Helped Sanford Confront Affair

U.S. News and World Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mark Sanford's news conference today was unusual for lot of reasons, but here's a less obvious one: The South Carolina governor referred to "C Street,...

Will Romantic Emails Between Gov. Sanford and His Paramour Maria Help or Hurt Him?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Will Sanford's dalliances cost him the opportunity to run for president? McCain was not held back after his history of cheating on his wife, then marrying the wealthy woman he cheated with.

Governor Mark Sanford (R-SC) Makes Full Apology

Jane Condon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jane Condon

I want to apologize to my staff because I said that it was possible that I would be off hiking the Appalachian Trail, when I know full well that the Appalachian Trail does not run through Argentina.

Jason Linkins

Real Talk On Mark Sanford (And The Rest Of Your Scritti Politti) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There's a lot that's already been said about Mark Sanford, but I think that this statement from my father (which I tweeted yesterday night), really ju...

Et Tu, Governor Sanford?

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

If such deceitful activities are exposed, can the damage be undone? Once trust is broken by betrayal, can it be regained?