Roy Moore was once again caught making remarks that can be interpreted as okay with slavery

Maybe he believes what he keeps saying. Once again, past remarks from Alabama’s Republican candidate for US Senate, Roy Moore, have exposed him saying something that can be interpreted as, if not pro-slavery, slavery-tolerant. Andrew Kaczynski at CNN uncovered 2011 remarks in which Moore responded positively to a radio host’s comment that all constitutional amendments after the 10th should be abolished. Moore said, “That would eliminate many problems. You know, people don’t understand how some…

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Putin just visited Syria for a photo op with his favorite brutal dictator

Putin and Assad are fans of victory laps these days. In November, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad traveled to Russia to literally hug Russian President Vladimir Putin for helping him stay in power during the country’s civil war. On Monday, Putin flew to Syria to celebrate what is effectively the defeat of the rebels that had spent years fighting to oust Assad. Putin said that he would order a “significant” withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria…

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The Golden Globes and the controversial group ​that decides the awards, explained

Who decides on the awards, and why does it matter? The Golden Globes — the trendy, tipsy cousin of more “prestigious” awards shows like the Oscars and the Emmys — has been handing out shiny trophies to movies and television series for the past 75 years. It’s one of the more unpredictable ceremonies to grace awards season, thanks to its tendency to honor even slightly less traditional works than the Oscars or the Emmys, as…

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Poll: Doug Jones leads Roy Moore by 10 in Alabama. Other polls: actually, Moore’s winning.

It all comes down to turnout assumptions. Polling in the final week of the Alabama Senate special election has been all over the place. Four polls have shown Roy Moore leading by between 4 and 9 points. One new one, from Fox News, shows Democrat Doug Jones with a 10-point lead. And another, from SurveyMonkey, just posts a range of possibilities, arguing that results will largely depend on how a pollster chooses to model turnout.…

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Women who accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct remind America of their #MeToo stories

Three women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct in 2016 discussed their experiences with Megyn Kelly on Monday. The women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct are stepping back into the spotlight to again tell their stories in the context of the #MeToo movement that has captured the nation’s attention. And they are calling out not only the president but also the voters who put him into the Oval Office in the first…

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How the legal system fails victims of sexual harassment

Federal judges have developed a narrow view of what behavior is bad enough to be illegal. One reason women are accusing men of sexual harassment in the press, rather than the courts: The legal system that’s supposed to investigate, address, and prevent sexual harassment has failed them for decades. That’s the conclusion from a review of more than 1,000 job discrimination cases by two law professors: Sandra Sperino at the University of Cincinnati, and Suja…

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The GOP tax plan would blow a hole in American science

Several proposed tax cuts hurt grad students. Scientific research will suffer too. If you thought the Republican tax plan was just about huge tax cuts for the wealthy, think again. It’s also a major attack on science. To understand why, let’s step back a bit. The scientific enterprise in America heavily relies on grad students. They do mostly invisible work in thousands of labs and research institutions across the US, on everything from basic research…

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Why grad students from low- and middle-income families lose in the GOP tax bill

The bill will discourage people from pursuing higher education. When I graduate this May from Yale, it will be with two master’s degrees, a lot of pride, and about $200,000 in student debt. After working for the state government and a solar company while living amid the San Francisco Bay Area’s housing boom, I didn’t have a ton of savings to draw on when I went back to school. Nor could my family afford to…

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What Roy Moore’s campaign can teach us

I spent the weekend talking to Roy Moore supporters in Alabama. Here’s how they see the world.  When Beverly Nelson told her story on CNN about the night in the 1970s when she says Roy Moore sexually assaulted her, her voice quavered, and tears streamed down her face. “Instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck,” Nelson said, “to force my head onto his crotch.” Laughter breaks out around me. I’m in a community center…

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How Trump’s reckless climate policy invites a judicial backlash

The worst way to do policy is through the courts. But that could be where we’re headed. Along with his fellow climate-denial zealots in the Trump administration, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appears hell-bent on rolling back virtually every limit on greenhouse gas emissions he can get his hands on. And while the administration’s dismantling of these measures is an environmental setback in the short term, the potential silver lining is that in the long term,…

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