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The Interpreter: #MeToo Paradox: Movement Topples the Powerful, Not the Ordinary

When multiple women stepped forward last week to accuse the former Costa Rican president, Óscar Arias Sánchez, of sexual misconduct, it highlighted a mystery about #MeToo’s impact in Latin America. How can the movement have become [...]

In Virginia, three of its most powerful politicians are entangled in controversy

Third in line Mark Herring Virginia Attorney General | Assumed office Jan. 11, 2014 | Democratic Party Herring admitted to wearing blackface at a college costume party. Herring, who called for Northam’s resignation after Northam’s [...]

After 2 painful years, Elijah Cummings will be more powerful

WASHINGTON (AP) – When the word of the Lord came to Elijah, it arrived on a slip of paper tucked in a stranger’s bra. In 2017, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings had been laid up in a Johns Hopkins hospital bed for two months, crippled [...]

The powerful weapon House Republicans handed Democrats

“The Republicans have set the standard and, by God, we’re going to emulate that standard,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said of House Republicans’ use of the unilateral subpoena authority. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Congress A [...]

Italy’s Most Powerful Politician Joins Steve Bannon’s ‘Movement’

Mr. Salvini has shrugged those off as distractions. Mr. Bannon agreed, saying that by March the campaign for the European Parliament would be in full swing, with the intensity of the American presidential election in 2016, and that everyone [...]

Beijing Dispatch: Was This Powerful Chinese Empress a Feminist Trailblazer?

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Empress Cixi is most famous for building a fabulous pleasure ground, the Summer Palace, that attracts crowds of tourists. Was she also responsible for pulling China into the modern age? Source: [...]

Afghan Forces Open Fire on Backers of Powerful Militia Commander

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Government forces opened fire Wednesday on supporters of Nizamuddin Qaisari, a defiant figure who was arrested after a run-in with army commanders. Source: NYT > World
Jim Bakker Thinks Abortion Doctors More Powerful Than GOD
[embedded content] The Reverend Jim “Stop Being Surprised I’m Still Alive” Bakker offered a compelling reason to to ban abortion: We have to, because while God is almighty, he’s also kind of a klutz when it [...]
The Most Powerful Lobbyist in Trump’s Washington
When Brian Ballard signed the lease last year for an office on the second floor of the Homer Building, a downtown Washington edifice that’s home to a number of lobbying firms, he promised himself he would stay in the space for five years. [...]
A Powerful Storm Leaves Tonga’s Parliament Homeless
Photo Storm damage in Nuku’alofa, Tonga’s capital, on Tuesday. Tropical Cyclone Gita was the strongest storm to hit the Pacific island nation in decades. Credit John [...]