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“What went wrong” in 2016? Are they kidding?






Going where the denial is thickest–in the news media As a rape survivor myself*, I believe Juanita Broaddrick. I listened to Ms. Broaddrick when she was interviewed on Dateline NBC back in 1999. I listened carefully to everything she said, and–as a lifelong registered Democrat myself–I believe her with all my heart. Her accusation was that Bill Clinton assaulted her, in Arkansas, years earlier, when… Read More

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The Republican Party’s legitimate difficulties with Todd Akin, part 2






The Republican Party’s legitimate difficulties with Todd Akin, part 2   What Todd Akin did, with his ill-timed comments, was to illuminate 1) the draconian hard-right stand against abortions. This is the no-exceptions position that would prevent terminating a pregnancy for an eleven-year-old girl sexually abused by her stepfather. (The medical case just referred to is not hypothetical. It occurred in Texas. It never became… Read More

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Mary Matalin says GOP will fund a write-in against Todd Akin in Missouri






Election 2012: Mary Matalin says GOP will fund a write-in against Todd Akin in Missouri Admittedly this is the kind of thing that could change in another hour. As of now, however, GOP top strategist Mary Matalin is saying something pretty crisp about Rep. Todd Akin’s senate race. After dismissing Akin’s chances of getting funding from the Republican party, Matalin went on to say, flatly,… Read More

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