Author: The BPI Squirrel

A Political Blizzard

The news is a swirl today…. (More) “I believe he was an ideal choice for this task” In a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended special counsel Robert Mueller and the Trump-Russia investigation: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday he has seen no reason to fire Mueller thus far. “If there were good cause, I would act. If there were no good cause, I would not,” Rosenstein told the committee. […] During the hearing, Rosensetin praised Mueller for his work in the special counsel, saying there was no...

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Senator-elect Doug Jones (D-AL)!

Wow! Just … wow! (More) “The reason is that people just couldn’t stomach any more of Roy Moore” That’s at least one take on Doug Jones’ spectacular victory last night, courtesy of a Birmingham bookseller: John Laine, 65, a retired book editor from Birmingham who backed Jones, said he thought many Republicans crossed over and voted for a Democrat for the first time in their lives. “The reason is that people just couldn’t stomach any more of Roy Moore,” he said. And maybe it really is that simple. But the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin credits Doug Jones and the...

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#MeToo Is About Sexism, not Sex

The movement keeps building, and being obtusely misunderstood…. (More) “In no way did Mr. Lizza’s misconduct constitute a ‘respectful relationship’” Yesterday the New Yorker fired Ryan Lizza for “improper sexual conduct”: The New Yorker magazine, one of the media outlets that has led the way in exposing sexual misconduct by prominent men, severed ties with its leading Washington reporter, Ryan Lizza, on Monday after what the magazine called “improper sexual conduct.” But Lizza vigorously denied the allegation, saying in a statement that the decision to terminate him was “a terrible mistake.” Nevertheless, Lizza became the latest media figure to...

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Lindsey Vonn and the United States of Trump

Wingnuts celebrate the injury of one of our most talented athletes…. (More) “Unfortunately I will not be able to race today” Even if you don’t follow skiing, you’ve probably seen Lindsey Vonn. She’s been a featured face in Team USA adds on NBC Sports and the Olympic Channel for years. That’s partly because she’s photogenic — and mostly because she is the Serena Williams of alpine skiing. As in … The Greatest Of All Time: In January [2016], she broke Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record of 36 world cup downhill wins, while also breaking the record for most wins at one...

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The Thirty-Percent Solution

The best solution to workplace sexual harassment is both very simple and very difficult…. (More) “Just add women” The Washington Post asked 16 women in various fields to propose “the one best idea for ending sexual harassment.” As expected, the responses varied. A flight attendant said airline industry CEOs need to publicly renounce their history of objectifying women. A former news anchor proposed ending mandatory arbitration and a U.S. House member wants to fix Congress’ opaque and clumsy process. A mom said parents should teach children about consent. A civil rights attorney proposed public reporting of corporate harassment settlements....

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