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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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Trump Paid Former Porn Star $130k

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is a former adult-film star who allegedly had a sexual encounter with Trump. Clifford and Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen—a former attorney for the Trump Organization—arranged the $130,000 along with a nondisclosure agreement.

January 13, 2018
Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Sexual Assault Victims Will Face Down Trump At State Of The Union

Women who have been the victims of sexual assault and misconduct will face off with Donald Trump as he delivers his State of the Union, highlighting his retrograde approach to women and his own history of admitted assault.

January 11, 2018
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Whoa, Oprah In 2020?

Oprah Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech with its hopeful message, “a new day is on the horizon,” has lit up the internet with the #Oprah2020 hashtag and spontaneous expressions of support, as well as previews of how Republicans would go negative on her.

January 10, 2018
Clinton Emails

Another Top Male Media Figure Busted For Harassment

Steve Chaggaris, the political director for CBS News, was fired by the network after “accounts of inappropriate behavior” surfaced. In a statement, CBS News announced it had “severed ties with Mr. Chaggaris for violating company policy, effective immediately.”

January 5, 2018
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Trump Reportedly Called Sally Yates The C-Word, Hope Hicks A ‘Piece Of Tail’

An explosive new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by journalist Michael Wolff, paints President Donald Trump as an incompetent and corrupt leader. Trump’s lack of respect for women comes into clearer focus as he disparages multiple women with sexist slurs.

January 5, 2018
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6 Big Victories For Feminism In 2017, Despite Donald Trump And Other Toxic Men

Depending on how you look at it, 2017 was either a great year for feminists or a terrible one. Galvinized by the election of Donald Trump, this year sparked a new rage in millions of women who are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore. There’s a reason why Merriam-Webster declared “feminism” 2017’s word of the year, after all.

January 1, 2018
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Democrats Should Dial Back Racial Bargaining

Have they considered the strong possibility that Alabama’s African-American voters did it for themselves? They had a choice between a man who had convicted Klansmen of murdering black girls at a church and someone who spoke nostalgically of slavery. Let alone that Roy Moore would have tried to take away their health care and Jones will defend it.

December 27, 2017

God Rest Ye Merry Subway Riders

Collective groans greeted the New York subway system’s decision to stop referring to passengers as “ladies and gentlemen.” In olden days, which now date to last month, subway conductors would include these words in public announcements. For example: “Ladies and gentlemen, please watch your personal belongings.”

December 19, 2017
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Trump Unintentionally Advances Sexual Equality

In the physical world, Isaac Newton postulated, every action produces an equal and opposite reaction. In the world of politics and society, the same is true — except the reaction is sometimes more than equal. Barack Obama’s presidency proved it, and Donald Trump’s offers new confirmation.

December 17, 2017
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Poll: Trump Should Resign Now Over Harassment Claims

It’s not his early morning tweets filled with ominous threats of war, or the Russia collusion allegations, or potential conflicts of interest with his global business empire, or his responses to the violent Charlottesville protests or that his administration has yet to pass a major piece of legislation.

December 16, 2017
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Trump Sexually Harassed Senator Gillibrand

Minutes after calling 19 credible reports about his own sexual misconduct “FAKE NEWS” and saying he had “never met” his accusers — which include multiple women with whom he had documented business relationships — Trump sent a second tweet about Gillibrand, who yesterday called for the president to resign.

December 13, 2017
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Prosecute Piggish Men — With Due Process

Gillibrand’s first job out of law school in 1991 involved representing Philip Morris in civil liability lawsuits and criminal racketeering investigations. Challenged, she has alibied that lucrative corporate shilling enabled her to do pro bono (charity) work on behalf of abused women and children, among other good causes.

December 13, 2017
Trump, Enemy

Women Harassed By Trump Demand Official Probe

Now, in light of the cultural revolution underway as powerful men across the country and being publicly shamed for their previous transgressions — and paying the price with their careers — these women want to be heard again.

December 12, 2017
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Trump’s Accusers Offer New Revelations

On Monday morning, three women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual abuse appeared on Megyn Kelly’s NBC Morning Show and took part in a press conference led by Brave New Films to demand a congressional investigation into the charges against the president.

December 12, 2017
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Time Magazine Gets It Right: We’ve Changed

I’m not one to wait with bated breath for Time magazine’s annual bequest. But this year was different, starting last month, after Donald Trump claimed he had declined the magazine’s request to photograph and interview him because editors would only say he “probably” would be this year’s selection.

December 9, 2017

Trump’s Support Among Women Plummets To Historic Low

After decades of exploiting and objectifying women, Trump was caught on tape last year bragging about sexual assault. Around the same time, no fewer than 16 women came forward with allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct spanning more than 20 years.

December 8, 2017

Sen. Al Franken To Resign Following Harassment Claims

Sen. Al Franken said he would resign from the U.S. Senate on Thursday following mounting allegations of sexual harassment and loss of support by fellow Democrats, a stunning and rapid fall for a Minnesota politician who followed decades as a successful TV comic with a rise to the highest echelons of U.S. political power.

December 8, 2017
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John Conyers Retires After 53 Years In Office Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Facing a rising chorus of voices demanding he step down because of sexual harassment claims, U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., on Tuesday retired from the seat he has held for more than five decades, a swift and crushing fall from grace for a civil rights icon and the longest-serving active member of Congress.

December 6, 2017
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In Meghan Markle’s ‘Suits,’ The Men Wear Them

Meghan Markle, the divorcee from Los Angeles now engaged to Britain’s Prince Harry, is a lovely woman. But though the actress has ennobled herself as an advocate for women, she lives in the public eye as a character on “Suits.”

December 6, 2017
Harvey Weinstein

Lessons Learned From Lauer And Other Predators

The list of men credibly accused of sexual assault or harassment has grown to the length of a Charles Dickens novel, and like a Dickens novel, it offers spectacularly instructive episodes. We are all learning more than we care to know about the nature of human beings and the functions of morality.

December 4, 2017
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Conservatives Support Moore Even If Guilty

As his U.S. Senate campaign has been swamped by credible accusations of egregious sexual misconduct, Moore and his allies have taken the usual route toward undermining his accusers. The women, now middle-aged, have been denounced as liars, attention-seekers and tools…

December 2, 2017
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75,000 And Counting Demand NBC Release Damaging Trump Tapes From ‘The Apprentice’

NBC has not been having a great week. From allegations of sexual assault against Matt Lauer to news that Jimmy Fallon’s ratings have dropped as viewers turn to more politically charged hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert, the network will not close out 2017 on a high note.

December 2, 2017
Clinton Emails

Democrats Must Drop Identity Politics — Now

What follows here is remarkably similar to what I had planned to write after an expected and prayed-for Hillary Clinton victory: Obsessive appeals to racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identity groupings are bad politics. That’s because at a certain point, “inclusivity” takes on the air of exclusivity.

November 30, 2017

Why Franken Should Not Resign

The chorus of loud demands for Senator Al Franken’s resignation began from the moment that Leeann Tweeden accused him of sexual harassment. Those calls intensified after three more women — two of them anonymous — said the Minnesota Democrat had touched them inappropriately. They haven’t subsided yet.

November 28, 2017

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 “spewing” that the Republican tax plan to transfer a trillion dollars to the rich was in reality a Republican tax plan to transfer a trillion dollars to the rich.

November 28, 2017