Top 10 of Wash. U. in 2012

2012 was a year to remember. From the beginning to the not-so-end of the world, the calendar year saw the re-election of Barack Obama and the advent of “Gangnam Style;” the Summer Olympics gave us the Fabulous Five, 104 United States medals and an opening ceremony featuring the Queen and James Bond. In the Wash. U. bubble, 2012 was a year of change.

| Managing Editor

McCaskill tops Akin for senate seat

Foot-in-mouth disease, or Todd Akin’s continuing female trouble

Tsk, tsk, Senator Claire McCaskill. It seems since 2006 you’ve lost that certain je ne sais quoi. Luckily, everyone’s favorite woman and gender studies theorist, Representative Todd Akin knows exactly where you’ve gone wrong.

| Senior Forum Editor

Vote For Claire

You might not know it, but Missouri is one of the most important states in the union this election cycle. Republicans are on the cusp of seizing control of every branch of the government; the Supreme Court enjoys a conservative majority, a projected $1.

Fightin’-Dem Blues

Missouri Democrats are troubled by the prospect of a primary race between Reps. Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay over the U.S. House of Representatives seat for Missouri’s first congressional district. Last week, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan signed up on the first day of candidate filing to run against fellow Democrat U.S. Rep.

| News Editor

In final moments, Carnahan rallies to blast Blunt, get word out

A who’s who of area politicians showed up to support Robin Carnahan’s Senate race on Sunday afternoon. Among the speakers were Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, and U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-St. Louis).

| News Editor