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Two years later, another woman faces the Senate Judiciary Committee, with a very different reception from the GOP

Christine Blasey Ford chats with her attorneys as she testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018. Photo: Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images


A timeline of the worst news period of the year, starting in 2016

The front page of the ‘New York Times,’ October 7, 2018. Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

2019


And that’s exactly why President Trump would nominate her

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White men have always had the ability to pass off violence as ‘funny.’ Gillis’ downfall shows that audiences have stopped laughing.

A photo of Shane Gillis performing at Clusterfest 2019.
A photo of Shane Gillis performing at Clusterfest 2019.
Shane Gillis performs onstage at the 2019 Clusterfest. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images


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The latest allegations against the Supreme Court justice serve as a stark reminder that for powerful men, accountability is rarely an issue

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A modern fracas between Catholic priests and a Brooklyn witches tells us the ancient reason why

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The bizarre theories about Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh show our country still doesn’t understand sexual assault

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We’ve confused “sexism” with meanness — and sexists routinely benefit from our confusion

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