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  • Hashtag crowned 2012 word of the year

    Hashtag crowned 2012 word of the year
    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—...
  • Freakin’ over Akin -- Why the GOP is in such a tizzy over candidate’s abortion gaffe

     
    It’s not his ignorance of human biology that makes Missouri congressman Todd Akin so toxic to his fellow Republicans. Christian Gooden, St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo / August 10, 2012 Yes, the GOP candidate for U.S. Senate gave voice in a......
  • Oh, your Akin eyes -- a Todd Akin reader

     
    Like Akin, (presumptive GOP vice-presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul) Ryan is a co-sponsor of the “Sanctity of Human Life Act,” a so-called personhood measure that defines life as beginning at “fertilization, cloning or its...
  • “Unchain” or “legitimate rape”: Mack pairs Biden, Akin comments as “just as offensive”

     
    GOP U.S. Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV disavowed U.S. Rep Todd Akin's comments about “legitimate rape” Monday but not before pairing them with Vice President Joe Biden's “put ya'll back in chains” comments as “...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Connected to Chicago(.mp3) WLS-AM 890. Host Bill Cameron with Dan Mihalopoulos of the Chicago Sun-Times and 89 WLS...
  • It's the social issues, stupid! -- Dems' focus on abortion borrows a page from GOP playbook

     
    Answers to frequently asked questions coming this week from opponents of abortion rights. Q: Really? Abortion? Now? The U.S. economy is in the doldrums and the upcoming presidential election is about how to get it roaring again. But Democrats are......
  • HBO’s ‘Newsroom’ bashes Tea Party as ‘American Taliban’

     
    Aaron Sorkin used the season finale of “The Newsroom” to lash the Tea Party. In its first season, the HBO drama has been an odd mixture of romantic comedy and op-ed piece. The op-ed portion reigned in Sunday's episode as anchor Will McAvoy...
  • Nope, girls shouldn’t have to ‘act like ladies’

     
    Every now and then, I catch myself telling my daughter to do something “like a lady.” “Sit like a lady,” I say, when she's so engrossed in play that she doesn't recognize that her clothes are in disarray. “Act like a lady,&#...
  • Step aside, Todd Akin!

     
    Richard Mourdock The Republicans nominate the most charming men for the U.S. Senate! Story: Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock opposes abortion even in the case of rape and incest, he said at a Tuesday night debate, because pregnancy from......
  • Filling in the blanks is no way to fight for abortion rights

     
    I approve of what Terry Cosgrove says, but I will fight to the death against the way he says it. Pardon my corruption of Voltaire’s famous saying. It’s inspired by a new round of political attacks from Personal PAC, the......
  • Crystal Blog contest, 2012

     
    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......