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  • Paul Waldman: The media's standard for disqualifying a candidate

    Last week, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's Democratic nominee for the Senate, was asked in an editorial board meeting whether she had voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Grimes hemmed and hawed a bit, obviously scared to say yes. That outraged...
  • Invitation to a disaster: How does the GOP do it?

    An ingenious political party, modern-day Republicans. No matter how favored by the odds, the political circumstances, the shape of congressional districts, how many seats may be up for grabs in the Senate, the glaring failures of the opposition, or just...
  • Review: 'Feminism Unfinished,' a history of U.S. women's movements

    Review: 'Feminism Unfinished,' a history of U.S. women's movements
    Earlier this month, the National Book Awards released its nonfiction longlist, and it included only one book written by a woman. None were biographies of women. The longlist reinforced a widely held notion within the publishing industry that because men...
  • 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...
  • Todd Akin's back again to talk about rape [Commentary]

    Todd Akin's back again to talk about rape [Commentary]
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Frankly, this word is meaningless

    Frankly, this word is meaningless
    There is a rhetorical infestation loose in Washington, and left untreated, it will devour what little remains of honest communication in the nation's capital. It is the f-word. No, not that one. The other one — the one that, in either its...