| Nov 1, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:53 AM
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...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 4:00 AM
What we have here is a failure to communicate. Or at least, that's Rick Ross' story and he's sticking to it.
The Miami rapper has ignited a prairie fire of controversy with a song called "U.O.E.N.O.," its title a phonetic spelling of an ebonic...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Rep. Todd Akin's fame — more accurately, his infamy — now reaches all the way to the Congo.
There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of “The Vagina Monologues” and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter...
| Sep 26, 2012
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...
| Aug 23, 2012
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,...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Sensing, perhaps, that they are losing the public relations battle after Senate candidate Todd Akin's forehead-slapping views on "legitimate rape" and the female body's magical ability to guard against pregnancy, Republicans are trying now to focus on the...
| Sep 19, 2012
Unemployment is still above 8 percent, job gains aren't even keeping up with population growth, the economy is barely moving forward. And yet, according to most polls, the Romney-Ryanticket is falling further and further behind. How can this be?...
| Jan 9, 2013
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—...