Rebecca White (Georgia): Title VII and the #MeToo Movement. Vicki Schultz (Yale): Reconceptualizing Sexual Harassment, Again. Tristin K. Green (San Francisco): Was Sexual Harassment Law a Mistake? The Stories We Tell. How saying #MeToo changed their lives. Men like Bill O’Reilly get to make a comeback — women who speak up about harassment lose their jobs. Inhuman resources: Mike Picarella wanted to protect a co-worker from humiliating sexual harassment — he didn’t expect his own life to be destroyed in the process. When the private becomes political: Grabbing power might feel good in the moment, but it is not going to change the status quo.

#churchtoo: Christian women are calling out sexual assault and coercion, too. The Religious Right’s #MeToo reckoning is coming. Emily M.D. Scott on the Bible’s #MeToo problem. Photojournalism is having a long overdue #MeToo moment. Alissa Quart and Barbara Ehrenreich review In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers by Bernice Yeung. A #MeToo movement for the global fashion industry: The women who keep the global garment supply chain running are facing their own gender-based abuse. South Korea is in the middle of its own #MeToo movement. #MeToo is growing in China — despite government efforts to stop it.

Edmund Waldstein on #MeToo in light of Aristotelian virtue ethics. Elisabeth Lebovici and Giovanna Zapperi on Maso and Miso in the land of men’s rights. Power alone does not explain the predations of Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Larry Nasar, Charlie Rose and the other famous men toppled by Me Too. Is the male libido really to blame? Andy Lamey on sex, power, and #MeToo. Why can’t we hate men? You have done us wrong, #BecausePatriarchy — it is long past time to play hard for Team Feminism and win.


From Vox, Emily Stewart on the $120-billion reason we can’t expect Facebook to police itself. Facebook could disappear and the web wouldn’t change much: If we’re thinking about monopoly power, Google is an almost infinitely bigger deal than Facebook. A long-overdue blueprint for regulating Big Tech: Senator Mark Warner has 20 ideas for fixing the problems with Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants — will Congress listen? K. Sabeel Rahman on artificial sovereigns: A quasi-constitutional moment for tech? Mark Fenwick (Kyushu), Wulf A. Kaal (St. Thomas), and Erik P.M. Vermeulen (Tilburg): Regulation Tomorrow: What Happens When Technology is Faster Than the Law? The tech backlash we really need: Silicon Valley will only be strengthened by its present scandals unless we ask deeper questions.


Vanessa Saalfeld, Zeina Ramadan, Vaughan Bell, and Nichola J. Raihani (UCL): Experimentally Induced Social Threat Increases Paranoid Thinking. Have a cryptocurrency company? Bermuda, Malta or Gibraltar wants you. It isn’t every day that the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledges formally that the President of the United States lied in a speech to Congress. What would happen if the Earth turned into blueberries? Thanks to a new paper, now we know. Liberals, don’t lose faith in the First Amendment. Kirsten Gillibrand pays the price for speaking out against Al Franken. Kirsten Gillibrand helped end Al Franken’s career; that could end hers — or make her president. As Trump claims power to pick federal agency judges, skeptics fear court-packing. The sudden end of the Ethiopia-Eritrea war, explained.

Some Republicans find Russian help in midterms “appropriate”. Collusion is worse than a crime: To debate whether Trump acted criminally is to miss the greater point — he’s a national-security threat. Trump’s pardon power is almost useless.


Philip Cohen (Maryland): How Conservatism Makes Peace with Trump. The rise of the snowflake conservative: When did conservatives get so sensitive to criticism? Great White Hype: A rising pundit class makes Bannonism sound respectable. How the Republican Party became the party of racism. Why hopelessness is conservative: Those who defend the established order want you to believe that you’re stupid and can’t change anything. Can the Republican Party survive Trump? Four Never-Trump conservatives discuss. Adam Liptak on how conservatives weaponized the First Amendment. Donald Trump is embracing a traditional strain of conservatism — just not the one you think.

The destruction of the Republican Party: The Republicans may be sealing their party’s fate as the manifestation of Trumpism, rather than traditional conservatism. Two ways of responding to conservatives: Instead of criticizing them for poor character, we should show why their “ideas” are shallow, incoherent, and will make people miserable. The new Know-Nothings: Trump’s G.O.P. is not the party of Reagan and Bush, but of a much older, darker American political tradition. Conservatism on paper: Right-wing banalities about tradition and culture sound pleasant until we discuss what they actually imply. Is Anglo-American conservatism enough? Republicans are now conceding their core values.

How social science might be misunderstanding conservatives. “Constitutional conservatives” lose interest in holding Trump accountable: As on war and spending, the constitutional conservative approach to oversight is best demonstrated when the president is a Democrat. Roger Scruton on what Trump doesn’t get about conservatism. Conservatives are scared, even under Trump: Liberals decry the forward march of a right-wing agenda — but people on the right believe they’re on the defensive.

Thread: “But it's not only the elected officials who, by surrendering to Trump out of expedience, have now tied themselves to his catastrophe. Trump voters are also trapped by the enormity of his awfulness”. Jacob Hamburger reviews Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization by Peter Kolozi. You can download A Companion to Michael Oakeshott, ed. Leslie Marsh and Paul Franco (2012).


David Hess (Michigan): Corruption and the Multinational Corporation. Emanuela Ceva (Pavia) and Maria Paola Ferretti (Frankfurt): The Ethics of Anti-Corruption Policies. The yearly Corruption Perceptions Index came out — who got the gold medal? This is what helps stop big corporations from bribing politicians. Michael D. Gilbert (Virginia): Transparency and Corruption: A General Analysis. David Y Kwok (Houston): The Private Partners in Public Corruption. Eugene Temchenko (Cornell): A First Amendment Right to Corrupt Your Politician. David Jancsics (SDSU): Shell Companies and Government Corruption. Trump cannot keep his corruption hidden forever — here’s what’s coming. This is so much bigger than Paul Manafort: With Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman on trial, America is reckoning with its very serious kleptocracy problem.

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