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Commentary: Franken shouldn’t take the fall alone

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Commentary: Franken shouldn’t take the fall alone

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Two kinds of pressure prompted U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, to do the right thing and resign. The first, not surprisingly, was political. Democrats now have pushed two powerful and prominent members of their own party – Franken and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan – to resign their offices […]

Commentary: Stopping sexual harassment the right thing to do

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Commentary: Stopping sexual harassment the right thing to do

By Luke Messer Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Recent reports of sexual harassment by members of Congress are disgraceful.  What’s worse, we learned that taxpayer money has been used to silence these victims and prevent them from telling their stories.  Enough is enough.  Members of Congress should not treat taxpayer dollars like a slush fund to settle […]

Commentary: Senate love for sale

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Commentary: Senate love for sale

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Republican National Committee’s decision once again to start funding Alabama U.S. Senate candidate and accused child molester Roy Moore calls to mind an old story attributed to George Bernard Shaw. The Irish playwright found himself locked in a dinner-table discussion with a woman who asserted there were certain […]

Commentary: What women (and men) don’t want

Commentary: What women (and men) don’t want

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz indypolitics.org Like a lot of you, I find allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore alarming.  I find it even more disturbing that there are people who think molesting a child is fine if that individual isn’t running for public office as a Democrat. And we are not […]

Commentary: Right, wrong and the women in our lives

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Commentary: Right, wrong and the women in our lives

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s wrong regardless of who does it. Groping a woman against her will or without her knowledge is wrong whether a Republican or a Democrat does it. The same goes for pressuring her to have sex if she doesn’t want to or trying to force oneself on her. It […]

Commentary: Trump, Moore and their God-fearing enablers

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Commentary: Trump, Moore and their God-fearing enablers

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. should run for public office. If they did, chances are they’d be able to avoid paying the price for their predatory sexual practices. They’d be able to skip away, consequence-free, like President Donald Trump and, possibly, Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate […]

Commentary: Me too: Simple words that reveal deep pain

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Commentary: Me too: Simple words that reveal deep pain

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com If you spend any time at on Facebook you might have seen some of your friends and family post two simple words, “me too.” Given the events of the past week I didn’t need to read the explanation – that people, women mostly, are typing those seemingly innocuous words to show […]

Commentary: Weinstein, Trump and selective outrage

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Commentary: Weinstein, Trump and selective outrage

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Wrong is wrong. Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s abominable conduct with women has – justly – unleashed an outpouring of condemnation. The revelations of his long and sordid history of harassing and even sexually assaulting what seems like every female with whom he came in contact has cost him his […]

Commentary: Bill O’Reilly might be gone, but equality for women is a long way off

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Commentary: Bill O’Reilly might be gone, but equality for women is a long way off

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  I don’t know of any woman who hasn’t been subjected to some form of sexual harassment or discrimination. Maybe she was accosted by a gaggle of middle-aged men at a swimming pool, grabbed by the crotch in the kitchen where she had her first job, or propositioned at the police station […]