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To Forgive, Forget, and Re-Elect: The Messages We Send When We Absolve Lawmakers After Sex Scandals

forgiveness one way road sign

Despite their past poor judgement, Weiner, Spitzer, and Sanford are all officially back in politics. If we continue to allow ourselves to kiss and make up every time a politician apologizes for his bad sexual decision making, what messages are we sending young people?

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Is a Sanford Win Indicative of 2014 Problems for Democrats?

Republican Mark Sanford.

Sanford’s win isn’t shocking in and of itself, and it may not even be a bellwether of Republican prospects in the 2014 midterms.

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‘What If She Had an Abortion?’ Tested as Smear Tactic in South Carolina House Race

The entire scenario relies on the idea that having an abortion is somehow a smear on par with going to jail or being held in contempt of court.

A new conservative push poll against Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch tries to link her to personal scandal by, among other things, inferring that she may have had an abortion.

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Governor Sanford: The “Ultimate Line” Isn’t

Forgive me, if this is "old
news" to you.

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Gail Collins on Mark Sanford

I missed it when it first came out. If you did too, it is worth reading.

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