Saturday February 13, 2016
October 20th, 2015
For as long as anyone can remember, upper-caste men in a village here in northern India preyed on young girls. The rapes continued because there was no risk: The girls were destroyed, but the men faced no repercussions.
No doubt surprising many of the people watching the Democratic presidential debate, Bernie Sanders cited Denmark as a role model for how to help working people. Hillary Clinton demurred slightly, declaring that “we are not Denmark,” but agreed that Denmark is an inspiring example.
Iran is boycotting the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest trade convention for publishers and vendors.
The six-day convention, which ends Sunday, brought more than 7,400 exhibitors from 100 countries. Attendance is more than 300,000.
The reason for the boycott?
Hillary Clinton is wrong about the Benghazi committee.
It’s not the longest-running special congressional investigation ever, as the Hillary campaign tweeted. According to PolitiFact, other congressional probes have lasted a lot longer than 17 months, including hearings on the conduct of the Civil War (40 months) and the assassinations of JFK and Martin Luther King Jr. (30 months).
As the country struggles to address extreme income inequality and inadequate social mobility, the most venerated colleges are increasingly examining their piece of that puzzle: How can they better identify and enroll gifted, promising students from low-income families, lessening the degree to which campuses perpetuate privilege and making them better engines of advancement?
That discussion just took an interesting turn.
The narrative about the 2016 presidential campaign focuses on angry discontent in the American electorate. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have a plausible explanation for what lies behind this unhappiness. The only Republican acting as if he has a working theory of his own is Donald Trump.
President Obama's hope of ending America's "perpetual war footing" has taken a body blow in his decision to increase and extend the nation's troop presence in Afghanistan, past his previously promised withdrawal by the end of next year.
Election campaigns are a series of moments, won or lost by individual candidates. Which brings us to the question, what was your favorite moment in the Democrats' first presidential debate of 2015?
Some folks say it was the moment Vermont's self-described "democratic socialist" Sen. Bernie Sanders gave front-runner Hillary Clinton a gift by saying he had heard more than enough about her "damn emails."
You know something has changed in the state of gender and politics when the Democratic front-runner jokingly alludes to the, er, plumbing differences that necessitated a longer-than-planned mid-debate bathroom break.
"It does take me a little longer," Hillary Clinton told CNN's Anderson Cooper.
This is not your Clinton 2008 campaign.
Japan now has a higher proportion of working women than we do. I’m trying to get my head around this fact.