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!
What is never answered when Paul Ryan and others paint the media in such a partisan way is why that is. Why is the mainstream news media so historically liberally biased?
It is bad enough for drunken college men to think that they can force any woman to have sex. It is worse when prominent politicians fail to understand what rape means.
Five of the twelve members of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education are Prayer Caucus members. This is the subcommittee that has "legislative jurisdiction and general oversight and investigative authority on all matters relating to science policy and science education."
Unlike poor Jim Lehrer in the Obama-Romney debate, moderator Anne Schink brooked no misbehavior from five candidates vying for Olympia Snowe's open Senate seat at the Maine Women's Policy Center's Forum on issues affecting Maine's women and girls.
Jim Talent, who oversees coal industry lobbying and then endorses coal in a Romney policy paper, symbolizes how Romney's "No Apology" mantra might play out in Washington -- as president, it seems, Romney could hand over public policy to special interests.
Congressman Akin should skip the apologizing and instead have a frank talk with the voters in Missouri to explain exactly what he thought, exactly what he thinks now, and exactly how he arrived at his current thoughts about rape.
As President Bill Clinton famously said, "Democrats want to fall in love; Republicans want to fall in line." Today, for their values, their Justices and their post-Romney ambitions, Republicans are falling in line for Todd Akin.
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.
n America, women doing the same jobs as men make 23 cents less per hour - and pay a lot more for health insurance. Women's experiences are routinely ignored. Women's rights to reproductive services are under continual assault. Around the world, the portrait is even grimmer.
When I implied moments ago that I might dismantle Social Security and Medicare just after the election, I made a mistake. I meant to think that sentence to myself, not actually say it out loud.
Would talk about issues like education and the environment where Republicans have a good record they can point to. Will it work? Maybe. Maybe not. But it's better than just giving up.
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.
Face it, if Bain Capital were running Mitt's campaign right now, they'd close it down, fire him and hire some Chinese guy to do it better and cheaper.
While it's bad enough that candidates like Mitt Romney and Tommy Thompson are dismissing half of the American population, they are doing so while spreading false information. Nearly all Americans pay taxes.
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...