Akin's Remarks Highlight Political Cynicism

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Read Ruth Marcus's Piece, 'Self-Preservation, Meet Cynicism'

After Rep. Todd Akin's remarks about rape, the Washington Post's Ruth Marcus posed a question: "Is it any wonder Americans hate politics?" Republicans, she says, reacted just strongly enough to serve their own interests. And Democrats, Marcus argues, do their own part by driving voter cynicism.

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