Day: April 7, 2017

Neil Gorsuch must be a bad man

By DEBRA J. SAUNDERS A favorite truism in Washington these days is: “Be careful what you wish for; you may get it.” It tells the cautionary tale of how Republicans who wanted to run Washington got what they wanted and now must govern. I offer my own quote for the swamp: “Be careful what you scorn; you may someday become it.” It has been a favorite pastime of elected Democrats to poke fun at the House Freedom Caucus because the rump is ideologically extreme and frequently self-destructive. Senate Democrats now seem poised to overtake the Freedom Caucus in the...

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Sexism still lurks in the workplace

By MICHAEL GERSON Reading the accumulated sexual harassment accusations against Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and former network executive Roger Ailes is like a quick dip in a sewage treatment pond. After even a brief exposure, the stench stays with you for days. If the accusations of dozens of women over two decades are correct—and it is hard to dismiss them, as the accused have done, as unbalanced, dishonest or disgruntled—then Fox News is the focus of hypocrisy in the modern world. While preaching traditional values, it has operated, according to former Fox anchor Andrea Tantaros, “like a sex-fueled,...

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