| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Remember when Mike Huckabee was a folksy, refreshing alternative to the politically entrenched types he shared the stage with during those GOP debates before the 2008 election? An unashamed conservative he certainly was, but he was also nice enough....
| Jan 26, 2014
Re "'War on women' debate is given new life," Jan. 24
The war against women by Republicans continues unabated and was exacerbated by Mike Huckabee, who threw a bomb when he stated that "women are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything...
| Mar 17, 2013
COMMENTARY Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent decision to return as executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines makes one thing ......
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Considering that the Republican Party’s platform committee, meeting yesterday in Tampa, just adopted a plank calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion without exceptions, it appears that the party establishment is brutalizing Todd...
| 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—...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Rebecca Nagle and Hannah Brancato aren't interested in spilling Victoria's Secret. But the Baltimore-based artists and feminists do want the lingerie giant — and other cultural forces — to tell a different story about sex.
| Dec 26, 2012
Pull up an empty chair, folks. (Up to you whether to interrogate it.) It's time to take a look back at the year that was, politically speaking.
We won't know the 2012 word of the year until The American Dialect Society's annual conference next week....
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Reports of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated.
For about two years now, certain observers have been declaring the demise of this insurgent tendency within the Republican Party. However, despite recent headlines, we should expect to...
| Dec 30, 2012
I do declare! Those big, strong Republican men are out to protect us frail women from our silly selves. That handsome Mitt Romney is already severely anti-abortion, and now we find that his even more handsome young running mate has sponsored a...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 8:03 AM
One of the pleasures in blogging is the ability to point people to other sources, other writers, building a sense of community in the audience. Today has been ripe with posts to recommend.
Jan Freeman explores the pleasures people take in peeving about...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett repudiated fellow Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape Tuesday, while his campaign manager called an attempt by Maryland Democrats to tie Bartlett to the controversy “disgusting.”
Akin, the GOP nominee...