| Jan 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the trench warfare that characterizes politics in the nation's capital these days, Chuck Hagel is like a soldier stuck in no-man's land, getting shot at from both sides.
President Obama's choice of Hagel as his nominee to become secretary of...
| 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...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:04 PM
It turns out this presidential election wasn't so much about race after all, but about something bigger, more fundamental and harder to ignore. And there's a lesson here for shellshocked Republicans, still wondering how things went so wrong:
It's time to...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 4:41 AM
As a candidate, Mitt Romney was his own worst enemy. He thought he could amass a majority saying things that would please the crowd in front of him and contradict himself with another crowd somewhere down the line without anyone taking notice. He...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:50 AM
WASHINGTON — Democrats retained a narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, but Republicans kept their grip on the House, delivering another divided, and highly polarized, Congress.
The balance of power was likely to shift by no more than a seat...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 11:31 PM
Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, the tea party usurper who took down Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican primary, created the biggest political buzz of the week by uttering the following sentence in a televised debate: “I think even...
| 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,...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Missouri congressman Todd Akin’s outrageously weird assertion that a woman cannot get pregnant from “forcible rape" exposes three predicaments facing the Republican Party.
First, Akin has made himself so toxic that he may lose his race...