How the GOP can mend its image among women

By Olympia J. Snowe August 25, 2012, 07:08 PM

It is unfortunate that the stunningly insensitive statement about rape made last weekend by Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is casting...

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Editorial: GOP, make convention worthwhile viewing

By EDITORIAL BOARD August 25, 2012, 07:07 PM

Voters deserve convention substance as part of the script.

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Mitt Romney's birther joke

By Jonathan Bernstein August 25, 2012, 07:07 PM

Mitt Romney's joke and Todd Akin's garbled biology have more in common than one might think, and there's every possibility that we're going to see more of these sorts of gaffes before the election is over.

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Paul Ryan's 'legitimate problem'

By DANA MILBANK August 24, 2012, 07:17 PM

The Republicans' soon-to-be nominee for vice president is supposed to be delivering a message about jobs and the economy, but he's finding he cannot escape his longtime House colleague, now a national pariah for his exotic views on rape.

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Parsing the Republican platform

By EDITORIAL August 24, 2012, 07:15 PM

Platforms typically represent the beliefs of their activists, not necessarily the governing philosophy of those on the ballot.

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Signs of divine intervention for Republicans?

By DANA MILBANK August 24, 2012, 07:06 AM

Sit in judgment of what's happened in the past few days.

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GOP must slip its ugly skin

By JEFFREY KOLNICK August 24, 2012, 07:05 AM

That's what the Democratic Party did, after which the haters found a new home.

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If it's minor or petty, Obama is all over it

By JAY AMBROSE August 24, 2012, 07:05 AM

His campaign has treated small issues such as Mitt Romney's tax return as if they are bigger than just about anything else out there.

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If Obama wants the money, he's got to show the love

By EZRA KLEIN August 24, 2012, 07:04 AM

If he doesn't glad-hand the donors, Romney's edge might come into play.

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Editorial: GOP's attack on women

By EDITORIAL BOARD August 22, 2012, 07:15 PM

Akin's ill-advised comments put spotlight on gender politics.

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This man shouldn't get the last word on gay marriage

By AMY BERGQUIST August 22, 2012, 07:02 AM

He's orchestrating the campaign to amend Minnesota's Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

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Editorial: Missouri's Akin should drop out of race

By EDITORIAL BOARD August 21, 2012, 09:24 PM

Congress is no place for a representative who calls some rapes “legitimate,” nor a man who ignorantly claims that female body has ways to prevent pregnancy from rape.

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Rep. Todd Akin's 'legimate rape' world view

By Laura Helmuth August 20, 2012, 07:45 PM

His outrageous statement was actually intended to soften Akin's absolute opposition to abortion..

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Why race is still a problem for Mormons

By JOHN G. TURNER August 20, 2012, 07:44 PM

In the U.S., not all Mormons look like members of the Romney family. Still, the church hasn't quite reconciled with its racist past.

What's interesting this election year is what's absent

By LORI STURDEVANT August 20, 2012, 07:44 PM

The IP isn't fielding potential spoiler candidates in races for Congress.

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Paul Ryan's struggling hometown

By Amy Goldstein August 18, 2012, 01:48 PM

Could places like the city where he grew up be helped by his ideas?

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Chris Christie's 'Jersey comeback' suffers setback

By Aaron Blake August 18, 2012, 08:39 AM

He landed a plum speaking role at this month's Republican National Convention in Tampa .

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A great debate on the wrong subject

By CLIVE CROOK August 16, 2012, 09:45 PM

America reminds me of a broken marriage. The spouses fight over everything on principle. There's no such thing as a trivial disagreement. But we need focus.

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Where are the globally-minded Republicans?

By Michael A. Cohen August 16, 2012, 09:42 PM

The Republican Party is taking a pass on foreign policy. Why?

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Paul Ryan's a disaster for people of color

By Imara Jones August 16, 2012, 05:10 PM

He and Romney are attempting to turn the clock back legally, socially and culturally to a less just, less equitable place.

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