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Sunday Roundup

Posted: 05/22/11 01:00 AM ET

If you are reading this Sunday Roundup, it means that those Rapture-ready believers predicting that Saturday would be Judgment Day were wrong. But earlier this week, a different kind of judgment day did arrive, in the form of the first comprehensive report on last year's Upper Big Branch mine disaster, which killed 29 workers. And a damning judgment it was, placing blame squarely on the mine's owner, and calling the tragedy "a cautionary tale of hubris." The same verdict could be applied to Dominique Strauss-Kahn who, on course to become president of France, felt entitled to take a detour to a hotel sexual assault. Paired with the latest news about the equally hubristic former governor of California, it made one long for more women leaders -- who, if you notice, never seem to find themselves accused of attempted rape or forced to admit to having a child with the household help.

 
 
 

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