The actress and director Asia Argento, among the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein, arranged to pay an actor after he said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, documents show.
The New York TimesBreaking News: Asia Argento, a leading voice of #MeToo, arranged to pay an actor after he claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, documents show.
Bari Weiss"My fundamental position is that women are human beings, with the full range of saintly and demonic behaviors this entails, including criminal ones." - Margaret Atwood.
Robby SoaveThis is quite a story. I personally believe 16 and up can consent to sex, regardless of California's weird age of consent law. Though the amount of alcohol--and manipulation of his expectations of their relationships--are relevant.
The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, was a witness to key episodes being scrutinized in the case. His cooperation with investigators is unusual.
Maggie HabermanTrump allies for months questioned veracity of our reporting on what McGahn told Mueller about Trump telling McGahn to have Rosenstein fire Mueller. He’s been a key witness, and WH didn’t understand extent of it @nytmike and me
Maggie HabermanFor a year, Trump has had a singular refrain to his lawyers: I want this probe to end fast. He told Cobb and Dowd he did nothing wrong, and so they went ahead and recommended full cooperation. McGahn, fearing a setup against himself, complied fully
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Charles Murray about the controversy over his book The Bell Curve, the validity and significance of IQ as a measure of intelligence, the problem of social stratification, the rise of...
Survey on anniversary of Warsaw Pact intervention reflects resurgence of ‘Brezhnev-era propaganda’ say experts
Guardian WorldNearly half of Russians ignorant of 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia – poll
Andrew RothNearly half of Russians “don’t know anything” about Prague Spring, a third say Soviets right to invade, and a fifth think it was all a Western plot. My preview of new @levada_ru poll on 50th anniversary, reflects “Brezhnev-era propaganda,” says pollster.
Mr. Annan, the first black African secretary general, redefined the United Nations over his two terms.
Steven PinkerRIP Kofi Annan: like the UN, flawed but noble. For all its follies, the UN installed a norm against conquest + peacekeeping forces (effective overall, though not always); set global goals for human well-being & measured progress toward meeting them.
Richard DawkinsWhose is the most beautiful singing voice you ever heard? A difficult choice but for me I think it has to be Paul Robeson’s. Not only his legendary, deep bass. Just as wonderful up in the baritone range.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said on Saturday that he "fully admit[s]" Twitter employees share a largely left-leaning bias after facing accusations that conservatives are discriminated against on the social media platform.
Republicans may be struggling to sell their $1.5 trillion tax cut to voters, but the law has helped unleash tens of millions from donors who benefited handsomely from it.
Greg SargentThe Trump tax cut is paying off for GOP candidates.
It has unlocked "tens of millions of dollars in campaign donations from the wealthy conservatives and corporate interests that benefited from it."
"Party leaders say the law appeased wealthy donors"