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Today's Democrats Booted Anthony Weiner For Sexting. How Would They Treat Bill Clinton's Scandal?

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA ― Former President Bill Clinton told most of the story of his marriage in a speech at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night....

Hillary's Email, Hillary's Truth

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.28.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The State Department issues a report -- and Rick hears echoes......

Leave Bubba Out of It

Martha Burk | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

Bill Clinton is not running--Hillary Clinton is. Besides being irrelevant to her campaign, his wandering eye is irrelevant to his record in matters of governing and the country's well being.

The Watergate First Charmed Washington, Then Scandalized America: With a Face-Lift, It's Ready for the Next Half-Century

Joe Rodota | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Joe Rodota

On June 16, 1972, five men dined together for the last time in the restaurant of the Watergate Hotel. A few hours later they taped open the door to a...

It's Rosario Dawson That Needs to Apologize to Bernie, Hillary and Monica

Stephanie Stark | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Stephanie Stark

If Dawson's point was to support the work of her friend Lewinsky, she's doing it passive aggressively, dragging Lewinsky awkwardly again through the mud that she's been an advocate fighting against.

The Haunting of Hillary

William O'Rourke | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics
William O'Rourke

Previous to the recent New York primary, which Hillary Clinton won handily, the same 2008 dynamic was at play. And that is why she showed anger against the Sanders campaign, its mucking up of her march to history.

The Cost of a Pervasive Culture of Shame

David M Kirby | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
David M Kirby

Humanity collectively perpetuates shame, a self-regulating mechanism to forcibly coerce others into conforming to society's norms. On a basic level, s...

Monica Lewinsky: 'Women Are Not Immune To Misogyny'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women

“Destigmatizing the shame around online harassment is the first step. Well, the first step is recognizing there’s a problem.” That's what Monica...

Monica Lewinsky: 'The Shame Sticks To You Like Tar'

The Guardian | Paul Vale | Posted 04.16.2016 | Politics

One night in London in 2005, a woman said a surprisingly eerie thing to Monica Lewinsky. Lewinsky had moved from New York a few days earlier to take a...

Kim Davies' "Smoke": An Examination of BDSM From the Inside Out

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 03.14.2016 | Entertainment
SaraKay Smullens

Deborah Block, my daughter-in-law, is the director of Kim Davies's "Smoke," now playing at Philly's Exile Theatre. I was out of town at a conference w...

Lupita Nyong'o in Eclipsed: Girls Interrupted

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.07.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A local Liberian warlord's women in a bare hut in Eclipsed at the Golden Theater are called wife #1, #3, and #4, but as written by Danai Gurira, they ...

Monica Lewinksy Wows At The Vanity Fair Oscars Party

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment

Monica Lewinsky cut an elegant figure at the Vanity Fair Oscars party on Sunday night. The Vanity Fair contributor and social activist chose a beauti...

In the Sanders-Clinton Battle, It's the 1970s vs. the 1990s

William Bradley | Posted 02.19.2016 | Media
William Bradley

Generally presented as some sort of out-of-the-blue challenge to the orthodoxy of our financialized politics, the Sanders vs. Clinton battle actually has deep roots in decades past.

One Thing a Woman Can't Do

Taylor Marsh | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

For women looking on and considering the first woman president, as the cable airwaves and social media rehash the sordid sexual drama of an American marriage, it's a reminder of what it took for Hillary Clinton to make it out of the shadows of her husband.

Prufrock, Lewinsky, and the Poetry of History

Poetry Foundation | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

How T. S. Eliot's lovelorn classic still sways us. By Austin Allen One of the more striking literary essays in recent memory appeared this summer to...

Justin Bieber's Big Reveal: America Still Loves to Punish Women

David Michael Conner | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
David Michael Conner

Women have made advancements in the workplace, but in all matters related to the bedroom, the cultural norm is to celebrate manhood -- both literally and figuratively -- while demonizing and diminishing women for their sexuality.

CNN Debate Moderator Jake Tapper Once Went On A Date With Monica Lewinsky

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Media

Guess who Jake Tapper, the moderator of Wednesday night's CNN debate, once went on a date with? Monica Lewinsky. No joke. Tapper first discussed his ...

The Hillary Disconnect

Lucinda Franks | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Lucinda Franks

Why is there this disconnect between the private and the public Hillary? Why can't a skilled politician who is in a historic race to become the first female president manage to marry the two?

Chantix Dreams

Francis Levy | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Chantix is a drug that is advertised on television to help people stop smoking. However, in addition to suicidal thoughts, one of the commercials warns "common side effects include... unusual dreams." Caveat Emptor! One wonders what these dreams might be and more importantly what they mean.

Carly Fiorina Fires Back At Idea That Hormones Cloud Women's Judgment

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina reminded a crowd at the Iowa State Fair on Monday what a double standard female leaders face when peop...

The Great Gay Sex Scandal Switcheroo

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This is political maneuvering at its best. Why had this idea not been used before? Can you imagine how many scandals could have been swept under the rug and how many careers could have been saved?

An Apology: How I Failed Monica Lewinsky

HopeLab | Posted 06.24.2016 | Media

I recently watched Monica Lewinsky's TED Talk. I was riveted. The former White House Intern has stepped back into the public arena in order to reclaim her narrative and, as she said, "give a purpose to my past."

The Shame Game

George Heymont | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Many LGBT adolescents are easy targets for classroom bullies. While their wounds may or may not heal, with today's social media it's easier for them to keep abreast of their tormentors. Some have even confronted and been able to foster a reconciliation with the people who once made their lives miserable.

Hillary Set To Move Past Prelims With Roosevelt Island Address (Are the Clintons Cynics or Realists?)

William Bradley | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The Clintons like to sail pretty close to the wind to gain advantage in all circumstances. If we haven't learned that about them by now, we haven't le...

My Fellow Americans: Do We Really Want Another Clinton (Or Bush) in the White House?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As we prepare to enter "the silly season," backers of Hillary Rodham Clinton should think seriously about what and whom they are backing.