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In 2019, Andrea Goldstein, a reserve Navy intelligence officer was working to investigate and reduce sexual assault and harassment at VA facilities. She was at the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. for a hearing, with the text of a proposed bill to address the issue in her purse, when she was assaulted. A man slammed into her, rubbed his body against hers, and told her that she looked like she "could use a good time." Not only did Goldstein reported the incident to a number of people on site, there were also witnesses. But she had to report what had happened to her own doctor before police were called.

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Reprinted with permission from TomDispatch

If you still follow the mainstream media, you're probably part of the 38 percent of registered voters who knew something about the op-ed Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) published in the New York Times early in June, exhorting the president to use the Insurrection Act to "restore order to our streets." This was in response to what he called "anarchy" but others saw as peaceful Black Lives Matter protests. And yet that op-ed was actually less incendiary than an earlier tweet of Cotton's demanding "no quarter for insurrectionists, anarchists, rioters, and looters" or his Fox News call to send the 101st Airborne onto the streets of America.
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