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Patterns of defending the powerful

New York | As celebrities dress in Catholic-themed couture, an abuse scandal rocks New York politics
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/09/18, 03:52 pm

A New York moment: 

Monday was the city’s big fashion night, the Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year’s theme was plastered on the front of the museum: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The evening featured, of course, high profile celebrities dressed in sometimes unsettling tributes to Catholicism—the pop star Rihanna, for example, came dressed as a glittery pope. 

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Missouri governor denies abuse detailed in legislative report

by Leigh Jones
Posted 4/12/18, 11:41 am

A report issued Wednesday by a Missouri legislative committee has sparked calls for Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, to resign amid a monthslong sex scandal that could lead to his impeachment. The report includes testimony from the woman Greitens admitted having an affair with before he became governor. He called the relationship consensual, but the woman claimed Greitens abused and intimidated her during their encounters.

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A resignation, a firing, and a survival

Politics | One man fell by his hypocrisy, another took flak for his principles
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/12/18, 07:00 am

When Blake Farenthold, a conservative Republican, became on April 6 the latest member of Congress to resign following a sex scandal, some asked why he had changed his mind and left so abruptly. The harder question was, “How did he ever get elected?”

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