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Rape Mythology 101

Print this articleThe result was predictable: Although allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh took his smooth-sail Supreme Court nomination into choppy waters, he made it to dry land, propelled in no small way by the gusting grandstanding of Sen. … Continue reading

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Privileging the executive

Print this articleBrett Kavanaugh’s July nomination to the United States Supreme Court prompted an explosion of worry from those who believe in women’s bodily autonomy, as well as those disturbed by his agreement with a 2015 ruling in favor of … Continue reading

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The danger of Trump fatigue syndrome

Print this articleEvil triumphs when good men do nothing — Attributed to Edmund Burke (paraphrased) Raise your hand if you’re tired of hearing about the latest in Things Trump. (I’m raising both right now, so you know.) Any president is … Continue reading

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Is this what we’ve become?

Print this article What’s the difference between a dung hole and a dung house? A meaningless one, when the sitting president of the United States utters such a term to describe predominantly non-white countries, and follows the utterance by saying … Continue reading

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Alabama — Running with the devil?

Print this articleDear Alabama GOP: Hello there! I see you are about to elect Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate. Now, I could rail at you about why this is a spectacularly bad idea for anyone who wants America to … Continue reading

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Calling out predators

Print this articleTidal wave. That’s how I was going to describe the growing number of accusations of sexual misconduct (and worse) in the wake of producer Harvey Weinstein’s fall. Other Hollywood luminaries (director James Toback) have been accused since the … Continue reading

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It’s 2017

Print this articleIt’s 2017. I know that’s hardly news to anyone; we’ve all got calendars and the ability to keep track of time. And yet, I wonder. The Aug. 12 murder in Charlottesville, Va., of Heather Heyer weighs heavily on … Continue reading

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We, the Peasants?

Print this articleDonald Trump is at once a unique danger to the Republic and that for which it stands — and the leader we had coming. The man genuinely behaves as though he can do whatever he pleases and, when … Continue reading

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A republic — can we keep it?

Print this articleIf this column were to go away, I don’t harbor the illusion that many people would mourn much. It’s just one voice. But if your access to information and your ability to compare claims with fact were to … Continue reading

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Convenient sexism

Print this articleAh, the couch crouch! You know — the photo of Trump propagandist Kellyanne Conway kneeling on a sofa in the Oval Office, intent on whatever photo she was taking with her smartphone. People lost their minds over it, … Continue reading

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A lie is a lie

Print this articlePost-truth. Truthiness. Alternative facts. Some of the terms we’ve been hearing lately are inventive; one is even humorous — and intended as such. But all of them mean the same thing, and there’s nothing funny about the suggestion … Continue reading

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