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September 24, 2021

Time to Stop Blaming the Victim

  A few decades ago I was in one of my favorite pubs in Seattle. I eventually made my way to the ladies’ room, which had signs posted in the stalls and by the mirrors: “There have been several rapes & attempted rapes this week. Please be careful.” Well, that’s good to know. Travel in packs — it’s safer. Some poor woman may get attacked if she strays too far from the herd. Bam! Raped. Should have kept up, Missy. It’s just Nature. So National Geographic. I’ll admit to some liquid courage, but I walked into the men’s room to…

President Obama Addresses the Nation on Joblessness and Economic Crisis

Last night the president addressed the nation on jobs, the economy and the “political circus.” The full transcript is below. What did you think? Address by the President to a Joint Session of Congress United States Capitol Washington, D.C. 7:09 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, and fellow Americans: Tonight we meet at an urgent time for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis that has left millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that’s made things worse. This past week, reporters have been asking, “What will this speech mean…