George H. W. Bush

Are men really clueless about sexual harassment?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Six weeks after the first stories broke alleging that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein engaged in a decadeslong pattern of sexual harassment (he denies it), the list of men accused of similar acts keeps getting longer. Some offer denials, but others offer more nuanced …

Justice

These are all the politicians recently accused of sexual harassment

Ever since the New York <i>Times</i> report nearly two months ago that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein had amassed decades of sexual harassment allegations, …

John Conyers

The Absolute Worst Apologies By Men Accused of Sexual Assault Post-Harvey Weinstein, Ranked

On Monday evening, the former talk show host Charlie Rose became the latest to join the long list of high-profile men facing sexual harassment, assault, and misconduct allegations since the exposing of Harvey Weinstein as a sexual predator. And, like those before him, Rose's unceremonious welcome …

Feminism

The last time a GOP president faced a Roy Moore-esque dilemma, his response was very different

President Trump signaled Tuesday that he would be A-okay if Alabama voters elect a man accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls. Echoing Kellyanne Conway's comments from the day before, Trump suggested he needs votes in the Senate, and he said Roy Moore's Democratic opponent is too …

Elections

Slower Netflix streaming? The FCC aims to make it possible.

<b>Slower speeds. Extra fees. Blocked content. The FCC plans to make all that legal.</b><p>The Federal Communications Commission is set to let Internet providers favor some content over others, a potentially massive shift in Internet regulation that could result in slower streaming speeds, extra fees for …

News (U.S.)

Op-Ed: Newly Declassified Documents Prove America's North Korea Strategy Has Failed

<b>By Daniel R. DePetris</b><p>The situation with North Korea was getting critical. The lights, to use the worn-out phrase, were blinking red.<p>The State …

North Korea

The case for arguing with your Trump-supporting relatives this Thanksgiving

In 1993, following Bill Clinton’s presidential election victory over George H.W. Bush, I had my first political Thanksgiving meltdown.<p>I was 15, and …

Donald Trump

Charlie Rose: The rise and plummet of a man who preached “character” and “integrity”

Swallowed up in the baggy academic robes of Georgetown University, Charlie Rose stood before the school’s graduating class of 2015, shifting into the …

Denver

Is Republican Congressman Joe Barton a victim of revenge porn?

Texas Congressman Joe Barton apologized for sending a nude selfie that ended up all over social media, but claimed the person who leaked it was a …

Anthony Weiner

17 Fascinating Things You Never Knew About Thanksgiving

Here's some Turkey Day trivia to share while tucking into the annual feast. Also, don't miss all our best Thanksgiving quotes, recipes, kids' games …

Thanksgiving

Hollywood's Many Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct: All the Allegations, Responses and Fallout

Harvey Weinstein<p>The ultra-powerful movie producer is accused of raping, assaulting or harassing dozens of women, including <b>Rose McGowan</b>, <b>Ashley Judd</b>,</b> …

Ed Westwick

Astonishing aerial footage shows bumper to bumper traffic as LA travellers set off for Thanksgiving

Astonishing aerial footage shows an enormous traffic jam as Los Angeles travellers set off for Thanksgiving.

Republicans

Hillary Clinton: I Couldn't Run A Real Change Campaign Because Of Obama

A part of me wants this lady to go away, another wants her to continue to give the Democratic Party migraines; she’s also great for boosting the …

Elections

Get a quick lesson on Thanksgiving history before dinner

As soon as young Americans can say "Thanksgiving," they're learning about the origins of the holiday.<p>You probably know the legend yourself: The …

Republicans

Thanksgiving: Everything you don't really need to know

Every year, millions of Americans kick off the 'holiday season' with Thanksgiving while the rest of the world looks on in envy that they essentially …

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Raccoon Who Moved Into the White House on Thanksgiving

Every year before Thanksgiving, the president of the United States pardons a turkey. It’s a self-consciously quaint public ritual, humanizing in …

Ulysses S. Grant

The big questions surrounding diversity visas

Today is the deadline to apply for the 2019 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program lottery. President Trump has called on Congress to "terminate" the …

Politics

#MeToo Is Changing Minds

If there’s one thing most Americans can agree on, it’s that internet comments are the worst. Or, at the very least, they can attract some of the …

Feminism

Texas A&M women’s equestrian champs first to be recognized by White House; men’s track and field team also welcomed

Texas A&M University head coaches Tana McKay and Pat Henry said their respective teams received a warm welcome last week in Washington, D.C., as they …

Sport (Australia)

“Unconscionable”: Trump Administration to Expel 60,000 Refugees in Immigration Crackdown

Moves to strip temporary protected status from other groups could expose hundreds of thousands of people to deportation.<p>The Trump administration has terminated the humanitarian program that enabled nearly 60,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States following an earthquake that devastated …

Immigration

Conyers Settled Sexual Harassment Complaint, Using Taxpayer Money: Report

Many people have been speaking out about sexual harassment in D.C. politics in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The Senate is contending …

News

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkey, jokes about overturning Obama's

President Trump says while he's been "very active" in overturning Obama-era policies, revoking turkey pardons won't be among them.<p>"As many of you …

Ivanka Trump

Elizabeth Warren Broke Down Why Everyday Americans Must Mobilize Against the GOP Tax Plan

In an interview with Stephen Colbert.<p>There are few things less sexy than taxes, which might explain how the Republican tax plan is presently making its way through Congress under the radar. At least, it hasn't quite gotten the attention of, say, the Repeal and Go Fuck Yourselfhealthcare bills that …

Ronald Reagan

George W. Bush Owes Donald Trump a Big Thank-You

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest …

Liberal View

'Intimidated is something that England simply cannot be'

<b>We are at the stage where everything that has happened in the build-up to this Ashes series is totally irrelevant.</b><p>The Ben Stokes affair, the surprise over some selections of both teams and Nathan Lyon's trash talk will cease to matter when the players walk out at the Gabba on Thursday.<p>Australia …

Stuart Broad

Anita Hill and her 1991 congressional defenders to Joe Biden: You were part of the problem

<i>On Nov. 16, Anita Hill sat down at The Washington Post offices with five current and former Democratic lawmakers: Nita M. Lowey (N.Y.), Barbara A. Mikulski (Md.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.), Pat Schroeder (Colo.) and Louise M. Slaughter (N.Y.) — all allies of Hill during her</i> <i>historic appearance at</i> …

Lifestyle

Second federal judge blocks Trump's transgender military ban

<b>(CNN) —</b> A second federal judge blocked enforcement of President Donald Trump's prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the US military Tuesday, finding active-duty service members face substantial harm from the ban.<p>In a 53-page ruling, US District Court Judge Marvin Garbis in Maryland …

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Whether you love or hate the annual Thanksgiving tradition, the White House pardons a turkey every year. While the origins of the tradition are still …

Harry S. Truman

Zimbabwe’s president Mugabe resigns under military pressure

<b>By Kevin Sieff | Washington Post</b><p>HARARE, Zimbabwe – Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader for nearly four decades, resigned on Tuesday after being …

Africa

Post-Traumatic Whiteness: How Vietnam Veterans Became the Basis for a New White Identity Politics - Los Angeles Review of Books

IN MARCH 1982, after months of heated negotiations among veterans groups, officials, and donors, a construction crew broke ground on the Vietnam …

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