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  • The decline of party power

    The decline of party power
    No recent development has underlined the decline of political party clout more than beleaguered Senate Republican nominee Todd Akin's refusal to accede to GOP leadership demands that he withdraw from his race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of...
  • Ignore distractions, focus on deficit

    With Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri refusing to leave the race for the U.S. Senate seat, the distractions are guaranteed to keep coming ("Akin fights on, says he's 'standing on principle,'" Aug. 23). Despite his apologies and retraction, and despite...
  • Nothing unique in Akin's nonsense

    Nothing unique in Akin's nonsense
    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...
  • Neither party is defined by its lunatic fringe

    Your recent editorial attempted to link Rep. Todd Akin's stupid and hopefully career-ending comments about rape with the GOP's overall philosophy on women's rights, even though the entire GOP leadership, including Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, have...
  • Abortion ethics not so simple

    Abortion ethics not so simple
    Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin recently said some morally objectionable things about rape and abortion, but in his attempted apology he included a statement that can't be dismissed lightly by anyone interested in moral or legal justice: "I do not...
  • DCCC launches Akin robocalls in 6th District

    The campaign arm of House Democrats began running a series of automated phone calls in Maryland's 6th Congressional District on Monday as part of the its latest effort to tie Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett to controversial comments on rape made this month by...
  • The Goldwater legacy

    As the 2012 Republican National Convention gathers in Tampa, I find my thoughts going back nearly half a century, to San Francisco in 1964. It was the first political convention I covered as a reporter, and it was the one at which Sen. Barry Goldwater...
  • Unconventional

    Unconventional
    A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
  • If abortion is murder, many should be headed to prison

    Christopher Dreisbach is right that if abortion at any stage is murder, then it's difficult to oppose Rep. Todd Akin's claim that an aborted fetus resulting from rape is an innocent victim ("Abortion ethics not so simple," Aug. 28). But it is equally...
  • The ethics of abortion

    Congrats to Christopher Dreisbach on his thoughtful presentation of the logical and ethical considerations necessary to the anti-abortion argument ("Abortion ethics not so simple," Aug. 28). What gets my blood boiling though, is that he apparently misses...
  • Akin reveals GOP view of women

    Letter writer Ron Wiring seeks to minimize the fallout from Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment by equating it with former Rep. Anthony Weiner sending pictures to admirers of his more-than-adequate abs swathed in a towel ("Neither party is...