Judith SchwartzRecognizing the design flaws in our default programming is the first step to envisioning the world we know is possible.
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The Keystone pipeline running from Canada across the Great Plains leaked Thursday morning, spilling about 5,000 barrels of oil — or 210,000 gallons — southeast of the small town of […]
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Whenever I think of “deplorables” on the conservative side of the political spectrum, President Donald Trump’s former right-hand man Steve Bannon is the first image to pop into my head. […]
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A federal judge has blocked the U.S. government from withholding a major grant because Philadelphia is a “sanctuary city.” U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson says in his decision issued Wednesday […]
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A team from the Janelia Research Campus presented the results of an innovative tool for mapping how neurons in the brain are wired. Their work reimagines how we understand neural connections, and they plan on imaging 1,000 neurons.
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Kyrsten Sinema is the most likely the best politician in all of Arizona, and this is just one reason why we here at Three Sonorans have been one of her […]
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Earlier this summer the Mexican American Studies plaintiffs won a huge victory after a 7-year court battle in federal court against Arizona’s HB2281 which banned the teaching of Ethnic Studies. […]
The Keystone pipeline running from Canada across the Great Plains leaked Thursday morning, spilling about 5,000 barrels of oil — or 210,000 gallons — southeast of the small town of Amherst in northeast South Dakota. The spill comes just days before a crucial decision next Monday by the Public Service Commission in Nebraska over whether to grant a permit for […]Read more
Whenever I think of “deplorables” on the conservative side of the political spectrum, President Donald Trump’s former right-hand man Steve Bannon is the first image to pop into my head. Saturday Night Live used to portray him as the Grim Reaper. Bannon is to Trump what Karl Rove was to George Bush; not the older perverted man who is now […]Read more
A federal judge has blocked the U.S. government from withholding a major grant because Philadelphia is a “sanctuary city.” U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson says in his decision issued Wednesday that he weighed the public interest and possible harm that could come from the withholding of such funds. A spokesman says the Justice Department is reviewing the ruling and determining […]Read more
Judith SchwartzRecognizing the design flaws in our default programming is the first step to envisioning the world we know is possible.Read more
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Victoria SanfordAs the Trump administration slashes refugee levels, an expert on Central America writes that US foreign policy decisions across the region are at the roots of the current refugee crisis.Read more
Vantablack, a unique material made using carbon nanotubes, has captured many imaginations as the world’s darkest material. An artistic exhibit at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea will demonstrate some of its unique properties.
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In the season finale of “Real Time” late-night comedian Bill Maher made a case for his friend Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., who was accused of sexual harassment on Thursday, and said he shouldn’t be “lumped in” with other high-profile figures who have been accused in other recent sexual abuse scandals.
During his monologue Maher joked that when the “very disturbing” news broke about Franken he was so shaken he “called Bill Cosby to see if he had anything that could calm me down.”
But Maher appeared more serious and said that Franken “did a bad thing” when a picture of him was taken of him “mock-groping” his accuser, radio host, Leeann Tweeden during a USO tour in 2006.
The late-night comedian also slammed Franken’s sketch in which he allegedly forced a kiss on Tweeden.
“If you write a comedy sketch where you, Al Franken, kiss a model and the next line of dialogue isn’t ‘get off of me creepy’ it’s not comedy, it’s science-fiction,” Maher said.
Maher acknowledged that the condemnation for Franken’s behavior has been “universal, which he deserves” but that he doesn’t deserve to be “lumped in” with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, actor Kevin Spacey, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, or President Donald Trump, who have all been accused of sexual harassment or otherwise misconduct.
Trump has called “his accusers liars, threatened to sue them, did long riffs at his rallies where he’d say they were too ugly for him to assault,” Maher said. “Plus, with Al Franken we’re talking about one incident. Trump has 16 accusers, Roy Moore has nine.”
Maher added, “Roy Moore’s spent more time chatting up young girls at the mall than Santa Claus.”
The late-night comedian suggested that there should be a separate #MeToo campaign in which “I can tell two unlike things apart.”
“I know the difference between a man who once acted like a dick and a man who is a dick, me too!” Maher said. “I know the difference between someone who behaved like a high schooler and someone who targeted high schoolers, me too!”
Watch Maher’s full monologue below:
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