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#MeToo and Trial by Mob

I have been thinking a lot about the #MeToo phenomenon, in which women share their experiences with sexual harassment and assault on social media, and I find myself feeling uneasy about it for several reasons. First of all, I always fear a mob, whatever side …

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Special-Interest Politics: Real-Estate Lobby Edition

Richard Rubin of the Wall Street Journal tweeted this quote from Doug Holtz-Eakin this week. [email protected]: “If you hear someone say, ‘I can’t live without this tax provision,’ they don’t have a business. They have a tax shelter.” — Richard Rubin (@RichardRubinDC) October 18, 2017 …

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Students Crash College Republicans’ Meeting, Claim ‘Fascists’ Don’t Have ‘Right of Free Speech’

A group of students at University of California–Santa Cruz crashed a College Republicans’ meeting at the school — demanding that it be shut down because “fascists” don’t have the “right of free speech.” “White supremacist, fascist sympathizing College Republicans are having a meeting at McHenry …

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The issue that could sink Dems, Amazon’s peril, Pelosi’s new love for Mitt & other comments

Conservative: Mayim Bialik Was Right About Modesty National Review’s David French finds it “deeply unfortunate” that actress Mayim Bialik “felt the need to apologize” for her op-ed piece in The New York Times that decried Hollywood’s “obsession with appearance.” After all, contrary to what many …

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Inside the Ring: China Eyes Pakistan Port

After opening its first foreign military base near the Horn of Africa, China is preparing to build a second military facility in Gwadar, Pakistan. The two sites when completed will provide Beijing with a strategic naval presence near the oil-rich Middle East shipping routes used …

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Number of U.S. Diplomats Who Have Suffered From Attacks in Cuba Rises to 24

The State Department has confirmed that two additional U.S. diplomats have experienced health problems as a result of sonic attacks in Cuba, bringing the total number of diplomats impacted to 24. State Department press secretary Heather Nauert on Friday released the revised number of diplomats …

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Peter Yarrow to Perform at ‘Women for Peace’ Rally Outside Pentagon

Peter Yarrow, convicted in the 1970’s  of “making sexual advances” on a 14-year-old girl, will perform on Friday at a rally organized by the nonprofit Code Pink: Women for Peace. Yarrow went to prison after making sexual advances on a 14-year-old girl and her 17-year-old sister …

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John Kelly's Heroes

The White House chief of staff teaches a lesson in grief and sacrifice. Continue Reading....

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Silence of the Scams

Bill Clinton probably can’t believe how little press he’s getting these days. Continue Reading....

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McMaster: Don't Do Business with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps

A top Trump White House official ripped Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a “terrorist enabler” on Thursday and warned businesses against engaging with the freshly designated organization. The Treasury Department designated the IRGC for terrorism last Friday, citing its support for the Quds Force, …

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