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The Brett Kavanaugh case shows we still blame women for the sins of men | Rebecca Solnit

October 16, 2018

From Anita Hill to the victims of Cosby and Weinstein, women are disbelieved, powerful men excused. When will we learn, asks the author Rebecca Solnit We have been here before. We have been here over and over in an endless, Groundhog Day loop about how rape and sexual abuse happen: offering the same explanations, hearing […]

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How heartening to see a still robust US constitution as the net closes on Trump | Michael Goldfarb

September 20, 2018

Its become commonplace to mourn the decline of American checks and balances. But watching Robert Mueller at work restores ones faith Humankind cannot bear very much reality. America today is proof of TSEliots assertion. The US is riven by competing media-created realities and led by a reality TV star. Result: the society seems to be […]

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John McCain: friends and family bid farewell to ‘a true American hero’

September 14, 2018

Mourners including Joe Biden said goodbye in Phoenix, in a program reflecting McCains legacy of forging unlikely friendships died on Saturday after a battle with brain cancer, a brother with a lot of family fights. Bidens son Beau Biden and another giant of the Senate who both men called a friend, Ted Kennedy, died of […]

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Melania Trump rails against cyberbullying but she is using social media to gaslight the world | Arwa Mahdawi

September 11, 2018

The first lady of the US has called for more kindness on the internet. Clearly, she has also eschewed the concepts of hypocrisy and irony Here is the bad news: social media have devolved into a vile cesspit of hatred, Nazis and lies. Here is the best news: where she called for more kindness on […]

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Wing Ding ding-dong: Michael Avenatti in Iowa spat with 2020 Democratic hopeful

September 10, 2018

If Stormy Daniels lawyer and a Maryland congressman argue about coverage of their 2020 ambitions, do they make a sound? The first public spat of the 2020 Iowa caucus bubbled up on Saturday, as one declared candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination complained about not getting any national coverage and one as yet undeclared contestant, […]

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Ohio special election: Republican scrapes ahead in tight race that tests Trump’s clout

September 6, 2018

Results show Troy Balderson just ahead of Danny OConnor, but the tight margin will leave Democrats optimistic ahead of Novembers midterms Republicans appear to have narrowly held off a Democratic surge in a traditionally conservative Ohio district many Democrats had hoped would serve up an unlikely victory and boost their chances of sweeping wins in […]

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Transgender candidate for governor says shes a rebuke to Trump bigotry

September 4, 2018

Christine Hallquist, Vermonts Democratic nominee, says her historic victory is a message to Trump, who banned transgender people from serving in the military Americas first transgender candidate for governor has hailed her victory as a historic moment and a rebuke to Donald Trumps targeting of marginalized communities. Christine Hallquist, who won the Democratic primary for […]

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Paul Manafort trial: prosecutors seek to paint picture of luxe lifestyle

August 28, 2018

Stunning stories of expenses emerged as prosecutors suggested Rick Gates may not testify, surprising observers Leave out the home renovations. No pictures of fancy suits. Dont call them oligarchs. And no eye-rolling. The second day of the trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort saw the presiding judge, TS Ellis III, issue a […]

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‘Flaming feminist’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg wants five more years at least

August 2, 2018

The supreme court justice, a hero to liberals as Trumps second nominee threatens a right turn, spoke in New York on Sunday Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called herself a Brett Kavanaugh to replace him, aiming to push the court right for decades. RBG, and has even had her daily fitness routine scrutinized. Twice […]

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The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

July 23, 2018

Truth decay has been spreading for decades. How can we stop alternative facts from bringing down democracy, asks Michiko Kakutani Two of the most monstrous regimes in human history came to power in the 20th century, and both were predicated on the violation and despoiling of truth, on the knowledge that cynicism and weariness and […]

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