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The Inexplicable Resilience Of Scott DesJarlais, Explained | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

Anyone who's opened an article about Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) in the past two years has read the same thing in the opening paragraph: DesJarlai...

GOP Rep's Chief Of Staff Resigns Following Porn Star's Tweet

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

Rep. Steve Stivers' (R-Ohio) chief of staff resigned Tuesday after an ex-girlfriend tweeted a photo of the aide's penis to the congressman's Twitter a...

Firemen at the Echo Theater in Los Angeles

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

In his world premiere play, Firemen at the Echo Theater in Los Angeles, playwright Tommy Smith paints a more nuanced and penetrating portrait of the tragic dynamics of this illicit and illegal liaison.

Pope Francis Denounces Sexual Abuse, 'The Shame Of The Church'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

The Catholic Church was slammed at the U.N. on Thursday about how they have historically handled cases of sex abuse by priests, as a committee investi...

Le Scandale

Layla Demay | Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy
Layla Demay

My president, François Hollande was caught apparently spending the night with his alleged new lady love. And you know what the French media did? They reported on it!!! They revealed the information and they wrote an article. They even published the photos. Shame on them!

As a General Rule, I'm Opposed to Attractive Female Teachers Having Sex With Their Teenage Male Students

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.10.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Society tries to rationalize its terrible treatment of women with the comforting assurance that "See? Women are just as bad as men. They rape, too." But women aren't as bad as men.

Each of Us Can Change

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

When asked the question, almost without exception, people assert simply that we humans do not possess the capacity for change. Animals don't change their stripes. Again and again, I've seen just the opposite. Here's one such remarkable case in point.

Former Miss Delaware Teen USA Posts Eyebrow-Raising PHOTO

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.01.2013 | Weird News

Is the former beauty queen who was discovered starring in a porn video finally commenting on the experience? It seems that way, according to Brobib...

Why We Should We Care About the Sexual Behavior of Our Politicians

Brandy Engler | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Brandy Engler

Cheating is not just how men are. This narrative is offensive to men. But sex does reveal something about a man: his character, his relationship to power.

Where Are the 'Bad' Girls?: Why More Female Politcians Engaged in Scandal Might Be a Good Thing

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Until female politicians are engaged in scandal to the same extent as men and treated equally when their indignities are revealed, we cannot claim to have achieved parity in politics.

Australian Pol Resigns After Sexting A Photo Of His Penis In A Glass Of Wine

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

Another day, another sexting scandal. Australian politician Peter Dowling handed in his resignation after a woman claiming to be his mistress sent ...

Maybe We Want a Sexy Prexy

Warren Adler | Posted 10.05.2013 | Media
Warren Adler

For years such conduct was kept out of the media by mutual consent. Now, as in the case of Weiner, it is flaunted as a courageous episode of revelation and self-confession, complete with abject apologies.

The Last Time You Saw a Congresswoman Naked on Twitter Was Never

Susanna Quinn | Posted 10.02.2013 | Women
Susanna Quinn

I'm not suggesting for a moment that women are less capable than men of wrongdoing. But it is rather evident that women in politics seem vastly less inclined actually to fall victim to the temptations of sin.

The Reason We Are Obsessed With Political Sex Scandals

Myisha Cherry | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Myisha Cherry

Our own morality becomes uplifted at the expense of politicians who fall to sex scandals, or any other person who makes questionable decisions that become publicly exposed.

Lucky Guy Spitzer

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 09.27.2013 | New York
Amalia Negreponti

We are vulnerable to these because we are alive. This is why we can relate to Eliot Spitzer even as we hope -- and trust -- he will apply all this passion of his to the sexiest of professions: politics and the power for good it brings.

DNC Chair: Filner Has To Go

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, released a statement on Friday encouraging San Diego Mayor Bob Fil...

Despite Latest Sex Scandal, Anthony Weiner Can Still Win NYC Mayoral Election

Mario Almonte | Posted 09.24.2013 | New York
Mario Almonte

In an ironic and improbable twist, the scandal may have actually strengthened Weiner's chances of winning the mayoral race.

Spitzer and the Future of the Sex Scandal as We Know It

Michael Smerconish | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

There might be more at stake in the race for comptroller of New York City than the future of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer. This could be a final referendum on the sex scandal as we know it, and a reboot on the level of intrusion into the private lives of public servants.

Don't Be Nice

Linda Flanagan | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Flanagan

Fraud investigator Harry Markopolos is not a nice guy. He would not give up in his lone pursuit of Bernie Madoff, even when the SEC told him to back off. Wendy Davis wasn't nice when she filibustered for 13 hours to block the passage of a strict anti-abortion bill in Texas.

The Soiled Men Want Your Vote! And They Think They Can Get It.

Phil Wolfson, MD | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Phil Wolfson, MD

Anthony Weiner's apparent delusion is that he can have political redemption effortlessly--without a process of true sharing of his mind and behavior; that he has suffered sufficiently for voters to trust him with their city.

Zen After The Scandals: A Letter To A Friend

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

Zen has a great deal to offer. And it needs reformation. Like everything else, Zen is a work in progress.

Huma and Anthony: Rebuilding After Wreckage

Mindy Utay | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Mindy Utay

Women who feel they have resources can emerge from marital wreckage intact. In particular, those with independent lives often benefit from the self-esteem that gives them an equal seat at the table in their own marriage.

How To Survive A Sex Scandal

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

How do you survive a sex scandal?...

Pete Domenici Acknowledges Son From Extramarital Affair 30 Years Ago

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former Sen. Pete Domenici has disclosed that he fathered a secret child in the 1970s with the 24-year-old daughter of one of...

Hidden Camera Catches Rabbi In Alleged Child Sex Abuse Cover Up

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.01.2013 | Religion

Ephraim Padwa, a senior Haredi rabbi in the United Kingdom, was recently caught on camera telling a presumed victim of alleged child sex abuse not to ...