Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas Must Resign

Utah Republican Orrin Hatch called “bullcrap” on Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown last week. The Senate Finance Committee lion tore into Brown for …

Sherrod Brown

How an obscure rule change could make discrimination great again - Salon.com

Donald Trump's administration is trying to roll back decades of progress in enforcing civil rights to make it easier for insurance companies to discriminate against minority home buyers. It could also move to help car lenders and other financial institutions discriminate against minorities too.<p>A …

U.S. Supreme Court

Time for Some Soul-Searching on Sexual Harassment

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.<p>What's the proper response to Senator Al Franken's bad behavior on a USO trip before he was a senator?<p>I have no idea. Neither does anyone else. Not just because some of the details have been contested, but because we're mostly all at sea right now.<p>The good news is …

Business

How The Jewish Community Can Make #MeToo Into #WeToo

We may be at an inflection point, a moment when #MeToo becomes #WeToo, when the gender rules that have hurt and disadvantaged women for so very long …

Jewish Culture

Clash at the Supreme Court

William D. Araiza (Brooklyn): Samuel Alito: Populist. Neil Siegel (Duke): The Distinctive Role of Justice Samuel Alito: From a Politics of …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

ABC Analyst: Republicans 'Empowered' Clinton's Sexual Behavior — By Putting Thomas on SCOTUS

As allegations of sexual misconduct continue to pile up — the latest being against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) — the list of people resurrecting …

Elections

This sexual harassment hellscape

From the Atlantic, Megan Garber on Al Franken, that photo, and trusting the women: From Eve to Aristotle to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a brief history …

Feminism

Hollywood’s #MeToo wave engulfs Washington

US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee holds up pictures of women who've accused Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct during a hearing before the …

News (China)

Why White House aides worry about Trump's Mar-a-Lago holiday

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> White House aides are worrying about President Trump's Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago. The legislative agenda after tax reform is very much up in the air. And how can Congress work to avoid a government shutdown?<p>These stories are all part of this week's "Inside Politics" …

U.S. Politics

Have we reached zero tolerance for sexual misconduct?

I see a wide gulf between Harvey Weinstein, facing rape allegations, and Franken’s admitted misconduct, writes Guardian columnist Jill Abramson<p>Have we arrived at a zero tolerance moment for sexual misconduct by powerful men? Al Franken could be the test case.<p>In 2006, he is alleged to have forcibly …

Opinion

‘Revolt’ in France Against Sexual Harassment Hits Cultural Resistance

PARIS — In the icy winter of 1905, many of the women who hand-painted the world-famous Limoges vases and figurines went on strike in France — not because they were poorly paid or toiled long hours, but because they were prey to the factory overseer’s sexual urges.<p>Their protest was against the …

Gender

Ruth Marcus: Are we now at risk of overreacting to sexual harassment?

<b>BY RUTH MARCUS</b><p>WASHINGTON -- The national debate over sexual harassment and sexual assault has reached an important and precarious moment as it shifts …

Feminism

Sexual harassment and worse will plague politics until we get past tribalism

Hollywood and the news media are facing reckonings. But from Bill Clinton to Roy Moore, that's yet to happen in politics.<p>At last, a harsh reckoning has come for sexual harassers and abusers.<p>Last month’s outing of the loathsome Harvey Weinstein triggered an avalanche of accusations, fanning out from …

News (U.S.)

Will the Senate Expel Roy Moore If He's Elected?

Despite threats from GOP lawmakers, the likelihood of them taking action remains low.<p>Some Republican senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have suggested that if Alabamians elect Roy Moore to the chamber in the special election, they’ll expel him. This promise from the GOP might be …

Politics

Bill Clinton's past re-examined in light of Weinstein and Trump – but is it a distraction?

The swirl of sexual misconduct allegations has prompted fresh scrutiny of Clinton’s behaviour – some argue this is long overdue while others question what revisiting the past is meant to achieve<p>Bill Clinton’s accusers are sceptical. As the clamour grows to revisit the former president’s history of …

News (U.S.)

Dowd: GOP ‘Empowered’ Clinton’s Predatory Behavior With ‘Tainted’ Justice Thomas

ABC’s make-believe Republican Matthew Dowd went completely off the rails Sunday during his appearance on <i>This Week</i>. During the panel discussion of the …

Conservative View

As We Rethink Old Harassers, Let’s Talk About Clarence Thomas

The old men of the Senate lectured Anita Hill from the dais, scowling as she recounted in humiliating detail how Thomas taunted her with graphic …

U.S. Politics

Jake Tapper Would Prefer Not To Be So Agitated

The CNN correspondent on journalism, hypocrisy, how a Twitter fave can ruin his morning, and why he has a poster of George Wallace hanging in his office<p>Jake Tapper sometimes wakes up angry. This may be a good thing for America.<p>Amid the chaos of the Donald Trump presidency, and the deep partisanship …

Politics

If Al Franken quits, he should not be alone

On the same day that outraged critics were calling for Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to resign, Alabama’s Republican Party offered its unqualified support to Senate candidate Roy Moore.<p>What’s wrong with this picture?<p>Franken came under fire Thursday over allegations that he kissed and groped Leeann …

Al Franken

It's Time to Revisit Trump's History With Women

Amid a seemingly massive culture shift, the sexual misconduct allegations against Trump deserve another look<p>We're in the midst of a unique moment in …

U.S. Politics

The Hillary Effect

WASHINGTON — Would the war against preying on women be blazing so fiercely had Hillary Clinton been elected?<p>When I interviewed women in Hollywood about the ugly Harvey Weinstein revelations in The Times and The New Yorker, they told me that feelings of frustration and disgust at having an accused …

Politics

How Joe Biden history of touching women may damage his 2020 ambitions

Joe Biden, former vice president of the United States, recently rocketed to the top of the list of people who could successfully beat President …

Joe Biden

Neil Gorsuch reflects on 'surreal' court tenure

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Justice Neil Gorsuch returned to the faithful on Thursday night to address the Federalist Society, a conservative group that was instrumental to his nomination to the Supreme Court.<p>Greeted by a standing ovation, Gorsuch delivered a rousing tribute to the conservative …

U.S. Politics

A Primer on Sexual Abuse and Harassment: How to Talk About It, Respond to It, and Prevent It

Everyone take a deep breath and settle in. The sexual harassment and abuse accusations and admissions involving Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, Roy Moore, Bill O’Reilly, Al Franken and many more are just the beginning. For the first time since the Anita Hill testimony about then-Supreme …

Feminism

Biden's 2020 trial balloon: Why some liberals say his past would haunt him

There is talk of Joe Biden running for president in 2020, much of it generated by Joe Biden himself.<p>I think that's highly unlikely, if only because Biden will turn 78 right after the election. But the way the discussion is playing out is quite revealing.<p>Whatever Biden’s flaws as a politician — his …

U.S. Politics

Joe Biden Needs To Address His Wrongs With Anita Hill And Black Women Before Considering A 2020 Run

In terms of his political ambitions, former Vice President Joe Biden appears to be living in a perpetual state of what might have been.<p>Following the …

Women of Color

No senator is irreplaceable, not even Al Franken

It’s really the picture that does it. Even by the standards of the sexual harassment stories we’ve heard in recent months, there is something …

Feminism

Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean

<b>Wiping the stain of capital punishment clean</b><p>On Monday, the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a case with the potential to end this nation’s …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sexual harassment is bigger than party politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a bad case of selective amnesia spreading through Washington these days and it has infected the public debate about sexual harassment.<p>Instead of focusing on how to better protect women from workplace violence and harassment and establish measurable ways to hold their abusers …

Justice

12 women who say sexual harassment cost them their careers

The list of powerful men accused of wielding their influence to abuse, harass, and rape women keeps growing.<p>After the dust settles, many of the alleged abusers, like comedian Louis C.K. and Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein, will face irreparable professional damages. But their careers won't be …

Bill Cosby