Casey Wasowicz

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Will Harvey Weinstein’s Fall Finally Reform Men?

Has America at last reached a turning point on sexual harassment? Watching the events of the past three weeks, one can hope.<p>In the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s sudden and overdue expulsion from Hollywood for his serial predation, hundreds of long-silent women are calling out powerful, influential men …

Sexual Harassment

The Democrats are in crisis, too

President Trump is not the disease that afflicts our politics. He's a symptom, like nausea or an embarrassing rash.<p>Both major parties are in crisis, and I believe the reason is that the ground has shifted beneath them in ways they do not understand. Until the contours of the new political landscape …

Abandoned in Calais

At least France recognizes that it has a problem. After Human Rights Watch charged in July that the police had used brutal tactics against immigrants in a camp near Calais, the government conducted an investigation and admitted this week that the abuses were “plausible.” The police were accused of …

Words, Not Action, From Mr. Trump on Opioids

President Trump’s brother died an alcoholic, so it’s hard to dispute that Mr. Trump understands the horrors of addiction.<p>But in what was billed as a major speech on Thursday, Mr. Trump demonstrated that he has not grasped what’s needed to combat the opioid problem and, more important, the ways in …

How Democrats won the presidency

Rarely, if ever, have so many presidential winners and losers been so incessantly chatty.<p>Hillary Clinton — who lost the 2016 election, in case you weren't sure — is on a book tour with her campaign memoir, "What Happened." (Hint: She's a woman, the Comey letter.)<p>President Trump — who is still …

Our Constitution Wasn’t Built for This

Exactly 230 years ago, on Sept. 17, 1787, a group of men in Philadelphia concluded a summer of sophisticated, impassioned debates about the fate of their fledgling nation. The document that emerged, our Constitution, is often thought of as part of an aristocratic counterrevolution that stands in …

Bernie Sanders' Medicare for all is a delusional promise

Bernie Sanders has a health care plan he calls Medicare for all. He’s underselling it. His proposal really should be called Medicare for all and a pony. It’s everything you could want and then some.<p>Medicare is a giant government program that pays for health care for seniors and the disabled. Its …

Joe Biden: Reclaiming America’s Values

In over 45 years of working in global affairs, I’ve observed a simple truth: America’s ability to lead the world depends not just on the example of our power, but on the power of our example.<p>American democracy is rooted in the belief that every man, woman and child has equal rights to freedom and …

11 Facts About Modern Day Slavery

<b>It’s not just sex</b><p>Forced Labor is much more rampant than sex trafficking. In fact, 65% of the world’s slaves are in a forced labor situation. [1]<p><b>Watch</b> …

Slave Labor

This woman in her early 20s was trafficked into a blue jean sweatshop where she and other young women were locked in and made to work 20 hours a day, …

U.S. State Department

Almost 36m people live in modern slavery - report

<b>Nearly 36 million people worldwide, or 0.5% of the world's population, live as slaves, a survey by anti-slavery campaign group Walk Free says.</b><p>The group's Global Slavery Index says India has the most slaves overall and Mauritania has the highest percentage.<p>The total is 20% higher than for 2013 …

Modern Slave Story | Child Fishing Slave

As the youngest child of an illiterate family, being enslaved was not uncommon in Ghana when James Kofi Annan was growing up. He had not begun …

Modern Slave Story | Child Soldier

Ishmael Beah was only 12 years old when a government army pulled him into the Sierra Leone armed conflict in 1993. Confused and afraid, Beah …

Modern Slave Story | Fishing Industry Slave

In 2006, Cambodian Vannak Prum arrived in Malai, a city located in northwestern Cambodia along the Thai border, with the promise of a job. Prum left …

Raised by ISIS, Child Soldiers of the Islamic State

It’s nearly impossible to watch the news for 15 minutes and not hear some sort of mention of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). The subject of …