In a withering editorial set to be published Sunday that rakes Todd Akin over the coals, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch endorses Sen. Claire McCaskill for reelection. If you read only one thing this weekend, this should be it. Here's a taste:
Ms. McCaskill would be the better choice even if Mr. Akin had worked in a rape crisis center. Even before his revelatory slip of the tongue on Aug. 19 about “legitimate rape” disclosed his bizarre beliefs about reproductive biology, the gulf between these two candidates was so vast as to suggest they come from different planets. On Planet Claire, beliefs are tempered by facts. On Planet Todd, beliefs rule.