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On April 12, a story emerged in The Hollywood Reporter about journalist Charlie Rose. Over 27 women told The Washington Post that Rose sexually harassed them by exposing himself and groping them. One woman wrote that he made her unclog a brimming toilet filled with feces.

By now, you’ve heard about Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She’ll testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Activist and journalist Bil Browning describes part of his childhood this way:

The bullying started as early as first grade for me, steadily getting worse as time wore on. Classmates quickly pegged me as “the gay one” and that was that. Turns out, they were right.

Once a hub of steel production, Pittsburgh is now a hotspot for another burgeoning industry: artificial intelligence.

It’s home to Carnegie Mellon University, a trailblazer in A.I. research since the 1950s. And over the last few years, the city has caught the attention of tech giants in Silicon Valley — and now plays host to a variety of new projects.

Identity Politics Unmasked

Sep 18, 2018

Political scientist Francis Fukuyama thinks identity politics is a disease. The cure? It can come from the country.

Left-wingers may deride national identities and far right-wingers twist them to racist ends, but he argues there is hope for unifying people and giving them a broad sense of purpose. Francis Fukuyama is in favor of national identities based on creed, like the American one, rather than identities based on race or heritage. He is keen on national service and suspicious of dual citizenship.