A Brief Overview of Dudes Who Are Pretty Sure You Can't Rape Your Wife 

Another beautiful morning in America, another Republican with fun, fresh opinions about rape: this week’s first-place winner in the “You Can’t Possibly Mean That” Olympics is Donald Trump’s attorney Michael D. Cohen, who told The Daily Beast, “You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.” »7/28/15 12:30pm7/28/15 12:30pm

Republicans to Formally Train Themselves to Shut Up About Rape

Liberals weren't the only ones who were horrified last week when Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey backed up Todd Akin's stance on legitimate rape; GOP strategists were, too. More astute Republicans are sick of watching their peers dig their own rapey holes by publicly expressing their misinformed and misogynistic stances on… »1/14/13 3:20pm1/14/13 3:20pm

Thanks to Team Rape, Most Americans Consider Themselves Pro-Choice Again

Just six months ago, a Gallup poll found that the number of people who call themselves "pro-choice" was only 41%, a record low. Many conservatives gleefully championed the study as evidence that scores of youngins were becoming radically invested in the anti-abortion movement, while others thought the poll was more… »11/16/12 12:45pm11/16/12 12:45pm

Lesbians, Immigrants, and Harvard Professors: Get to Know Your Trailblazing Lady Senators

The 113th US Congress will have 20 women senators, the highest ever in the country's history. Put that in your binder and smoke it! (Or you could say all of their terms synced up, JUST LIKE PERIODS.) Here's a primer on who's new, who's sticking around, and who's making history. »11/07/12 5:00pm11/07/12 5:00pm

Todd Akin Compares Claire McCaskill to a Dog in an Apparent Effort to Have His Senate Bid Please Be Over

Can't-stop-won't-stop Senate candidate Todd Akin said something awful about his opponent in the Missouri Senate race, Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, at a fundraising event in Springfield, MO. Now into the wee hours of what is looking more like an endurance dance marathon and less like a Senate bid, Akin told a… »10/21/12 1:30pm10/21/12 1:30pm

Two Dumbasses Who Legit Deserve Each Other: Michelle Duggar to Stump for Todd Akin

Scarier than any horror film, it appears that Michelle Duggar, birther of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, has thrown her official endorsement (what?) for Missouri state Senate behind liver-spotted infant Todd Akin. She previously hit the trail in support of the world's foremost virgin father, Rick Santorum, so it makes… »10/15/12 11:55pm10/15/12 11:55pm