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Why Akin Matters

We now have Representative Steve King (R-Ostrich) saying that he never heard of a girl getting pregnant because of statutory rape or incest. He thus joins Rep...

When Rape Brings Babies

If the outrageous comments by Missouri Congressman Todd Akin this week had any salutary effect, it is this: We can no longer deny that, when it comes to basic...

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., has started beginning his meetings of the House Armed Services Committee’s seapower and projection forces subcommittee with a prayer,...

Morning Must Reads: Survivalist

Todd Akin asks for forgiveness. The polling hasn’t moved yet. What happens if he drops out. Romney’s cash advantage over Obama is big and growing fast. Eccentric...

House Republican Open To Gun Restrictions

A Tea Party-backed congressman becomes perhaps the most conservative member of Congress to open the door to specific limitations on guns.

Morning Must Reads: Bush

National Review writes Romney needs to address middle-class stagnation under George W. Bush. Bush is currently more popular than Romney. Nate Silver’s map looks...

Aye, Aye: Heeding Congress, Navy Reverses Course

The Navy has always prided itself on command at sea, where a captain's word is law and there is no court of appeals. But the admiralty has often found that this...