Todd Akin

Why This GOP Can't Avoid the Next Todd Akin
September 19, 2013

Republicans are letting on their fears that the race to replace Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss could end in disaster for them. The cast of GOP primary characters, which The Hill has ruled a “clown car,” features the likes of Rep.

Karl Rove's Latest Project Won't Solve the GOP's Problem
February 11, 2013

The Conservative Victory Project could backfire on the Republican Party.

Roe v. Wade Is More Popular Than Ever—A Fact the Supreme Court Is Unlikely to Ignore
January 22, 2013

And the Supreme Court Is unlikely to ignore that fact.

A Letter to Advertisers on Behalf of Mitt Romney’s New Magazine
November 15, 2012

Mitt Romney told supporters he's thinking about starting a monthly newsletter. Here's a preview

Akin and Mourdock Are the Mainstream of Today’s GOP
November 07, 2012

The only reason Mourdock and Akin lost? They tried to explain an increasingly common position by Republican officer-holders.

Not Just “Legitimate Rape”: How Claire McCaskill, Campaign Genius, Won Her Race
November 07, 2012

Don't think Akin handed McCaskill her seat when he said the words "legitimate rape." Making hay out of something so dicey took incredible savvy.

Why Liberals are Misreading Mourdock
October 25, 2012

What exactly would be a good reason to oppose a rape exception for abortion?

Wingnut Theories on Rape and the Female Body: A Taxonomy
October 24, 2012

It can be hard to keep all these deeply rigorous GOP theories of the female body straight, so we've come up with this handy guide.

Five Loopy Candidates Who Will Probably Lose
October 23, 2012

Five sexist, homophobic, and otherwise nasty Senate and House candidates who are likely to lose this November.

Five Ridiculous Congressional Candidates Who Will Probably Win
October 17, 2012

 The slate of people vying for House seats is always littered with whacky, offensive, and just plain mystifying candidates. But, inevitably, some of those crackerjacks go on to actually win Congressional seats. (See: Joe Walsh, Allen West.) Below, a list of five candidates who make us smack our foreheads—but who, on January 3, 2013, could very well be esteemed members of the 113th Congress. Kerry Bentivolio When Rep.

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