Washington Post 12-15-17

Trent Franks rescinded my internship when I wouldn’t come to his house

I didn’t speak up, but you should.

  • Melissa Richmond
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  • 16 minutes ago

Democrats should be heartbroken that Roy Moore lost

“Sen. Moore (R-Ala.)” would have been the gift that kept on giving.

All men should be facing the mirror on sexual harassment

None of us can be disinterested bystanders if things are going to change.

  • Ari Wilkenfeld
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  • 11 hours ago

To save the GOP, Republicans have to lose

The Alabama election was like looking into the abyss.

What Trumpists should really worry about

Alabama could be a sign of things to come.

A feast for regulatory parasites

The GOP tax proposal is stunningly complex on the corporate side, meaning lawyers and accountants would make out like bandits.

How Trump can win the GOP’s great war of ideas

He must make the case for a new conservatism.

  • Christopher Buskirk
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  • 21 hours ago

Newtonian physics will crush the GOP

The harder Trump fights women and minorities, the harder they will push back.

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Congress should help Puerto Rico — not hurt it

The situation is more dire than we know.

Corruption makes Ukraine even more vulnerable to Russia

As long as the country fails to embrace the rule of law, it is in danger.

The Supreme Court gets a second chance to quash gerrymandering

A new case challenges extreme partisan redistricting.

The CIA reportedly tailors its briefings to avoid enraging President Trump. (MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)
Intelligence officials have always adjusted their briefings to suit a president’s style. It’s changing their conclusions that’s dangerous.

The two expat bros who terrorized women correspondents in Moscow

Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames trafficked in hideous stereotypes and body-shaming.

Stop asking black women to ‘save America.’ Start organizing your own people.

After Alabama, white liberals need to talk to their friends and families, not thank black voters.

The Fed’s playbook says raise rates. What if that’s an obsolete game plan?

As congressional Republicans prepare to pass their tax bill , the Federal Reserve is about to say goodbye to Janet Yellen as chair. She’s had a good run: The United States and the world recovered from…

  • Zachary Karabell
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  • 5 hours ago

Clerkships are invaluable for young lawyers. They can also be a setup for abuse.

When things go wrong, too often law clerks — about half of whom are women — feel they have nowhere to turn.

  • Catherine Crump
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  • 5 hours ago

America’s chaotic, crazy, challenging, great, tumultuous, horrible, disappointing year

A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017.

Want to thank black voters for defeating Roy Moore? Tackle voter suppression.

Voter suppression tactics didn’t work in Alabama this time, but they could have.

  • Mikki Kendall
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  • 11 hours ago

A three-tiered solution for Puerto Rico

This is a way to meet the challenges faced by our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. Is there a will?

Tell me how Trump’s North Korea gambit ends

I do not see a conceivable military option that would not lead to a catastrophic loss of life.

Donald Trump cannot stop endorsing losers

Donald Trump’s losing streak in endorsements is now at three.

The Republicans have momentum on the tax cut. How did it come to this?

It’s worth trying to figure out how and why we may be on the verge of legislating a terribly damaging tax plan.

I’m Jewish. My husband is Christian. What do I tell our daughter about Santa?

We’re still writing the holiday script in our multifaith home.

  • Jessica Grose
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  • 2 days ago

How Silicon Valley’s blind spots and biases are ruining tech for the rest of us

An industry obsessed with “disruption” hasn’t bothered to think about who’s being left behind, alienated and insulted by its products.

  • Sara Wachter-Boettcher
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  • 2 days ago

Who belongs in the anti-Trump coalition?

Those in political opposition need all the political allies they can muster.

I don’t like the GOP tax bill, but now my life depends on beating it

I begged Sen. Jeff Flake to listen to my story.

If you miss Gawker, don’t let Peter Thiel buy its archives

The billionaire already put the site out of business. Now he wants what’s left of it.

  • J.K. Trotter
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  • 3 days ago

Four thoughts on the story that almost broke the #ToddlerinChief thread

Regarding the 60-source New York Times story confirming that the president has the emotional maturity of a 4-year-old.

Why doesn’t Apple make its devices as carefully as it’s making Apple Park?

Its fancy new headquarters may be perfect. Not much else is.

  • Rob Pegoraro
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  • 4 days ago

Weary of the Internet, I went back to mail. 108 letters later, here’s what I learned.

I wrote one letter every day, to someone I knew or used to know or wanted to know better.

  • Tim Johnson
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  • 4 days ago

There are dolls for all Barbie’s weddings. Here are the ones for her divorces.

Barbie is the plastic Larry King — she’s had more weddings than anybody could hope to keep track of. Mattel is exceedingly talented at mashing up the words “bride” and “Barbie.” There’s Barbie…

This is how nuclear war with North Korea would unfold

In one all-too-plausible worst-case scenario, millions die from mistakes and a tweet.

  • Jeffrey Lewis
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  • Dec 8
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A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017. (Shelly Tan/The Washington Post)
A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017. (Shelly Tan/The Washington Post)
A look back at the ups and downs of public opinion in 2017.

The two expat bros who terrorized women correspondents in Moscow

Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames trafficked in hideous stereotypes and body-shaming.

Five myths about bitcoin

No, the currency isn’t beyond the reach of the law, and it won’t replace cash.

The Fed’s playbook says raise rates. What if that’s an obsolete game plan?

As congressional Republicans prepare to pass their tax bill , the Federal Reserve is about to say goodbye to Janet Yellen as chair. She’s had a good run: The United States and the world recovered from…

  • Zachary Karabell
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  • 5 hours ago

Why does D.C. have so few public restrooms?

Options dwindle further at night.

  • Marcia Bernbaum
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  • 1 hour ago

How to give Maryland workers sick leave without killing businesses

The finger-pointing from the legislature helps no one.

  • Larry Hogan
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  • 1 hour ago

Virginia took a bold step in tolling I-66. And it’s likely to pay off.

Officials eschewed a Sisyphean strategy and tired something different to deal with intractable transportation problems in the region.

  • Robert Puentes
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  • 1 hour ago

Let’s really open the roads in Montgomery County

Cars are here to stay, so traffic planning must focus on adding more routes for them.

  • Jason Neuringer
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  • Dec 8

Campus rapes aren’t being reported to D.C. police, and that’s dangerous

Federal law mandates that universities share campus rape statistics with the Education Department but not with law enforcement.

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