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What the John Conyers case tells us about how sexual predators are treated in Congress

Late last week the Washington Post added a little more fuel to the “Jesus Christ, Men Really Suck” bonfire when they reported that Congress’s Office of Compliance has paid out approximately $17 million over the past 20 years in unreported settlements to 264 federal employees, many of whom, you can be sure, collected those settlements […]

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Facing sexual assault allegations, Al Franken forces Democrats to confront the fact that sexual abuse isn’t a partisan issue

A lot of my male heroes have been assholes. Dr. Seuss, they say, was a philandering bigot. John Lennon, by all accounts, was abusive. J. D. Salinger and Charlie Chaplin preyed on young women. And, as we know, Thomas Jefferson actually bought and sold human beings, at least one of whom he had sexual relations […]

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The perjurer, the scientist who wasn’t, and the world’s most accomplished barista

Since we last spoke, a few interesting things have happened. Most notably from my perspective, Trump’s former foreign advisor, Carter Page, reportedly told members of the House intelligence committee today that, during the campaign, he had informed Jeff Sessions that he would be traveling to Russia. This, of course directly contradicts what Sessions himself said […]

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The beleaguered Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, his tit firmly in the wringer, fights for survival

We’ve known for some time that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a liar, but we’re finally beginning to get a sense of just how deep it goes. This past January 10, during his confirmation hearing, Jeff Sessions, when asked by Senator Al Franken whether or not he’d had any contact with any representatives from the […]

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With the news that Sessions lied under oath about his communications with Russia, one gets the sense that the net might be starting to tighten around Trump

I know this is old news, as the story first broke last night, but sometimes it helps me to write this stuff down… So, with that said, here’s what I think is going on. Please correct me if I get anything wrong. Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the new Attorney General of the United […]

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