Election outcome clearcut; the future, not so much

Last night's outcome was clearcut and gratifying, but the future is as complicated as ever. President Obama performed beyond many expectations in the electoral votes, garnering nearly 100 more than Romney before final numbers are in from Florida.  Obama carried all the swing states but North Carolina. He won among women, minorities and young people - everyone but whites, …

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Senate hopeful Todd Akin’s gift of gaffe

A gaffe has been defined as when a politician accidentally tells the truth.  Not that the content of Rep. Todd Akin's statement about rape is the truth, but that what he said is what he really thinks.  It's obvious. And he's not about to get out of the all-important race against Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri just …

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