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  • What Kavanaugh case means for 'innocent until proven guilty'

    In the Senate standoff over confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, two paradigms are hurtling toward each other in a clash: the age-old legal standard that someone must be presumed innocent until proven guilty, and the new #MeToo social norm that accusers of sexual assault should be believed. Recommended: Kavanaugh hearings: Does panel need 'protocol' for sexual assault allegations? A confirmation hearing is not a criminal trial.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:23:08 -0400
  • Brexit tensions and the two 'i-words'

    Crunch time is coming for Brexit, Britain’s decision to end its decades-long membership in the European Union. The economics of Brexit are daunting enough. The IMF said last week that there will be “costs” for the UK even if that process goes smoothly – something far from certain, given rising Brexit tensions in recent days both between Britain and the EU and in Britain’s domestic political arena.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:17:00 -0400
  • The key to recovery from a sports scandal

     Two of the biggest scandals in recent sports history were back in the news last week. Each in its own way continues to provide a lesson on how contrition is a necessary step toward redemption. The larger of the two scandals was the serial sexual abuse of girls and women by the team doctor for USA Gymnastics, Larry Nassar.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:40:47 -0400
  • Breakfast with Tom Donohue: ‘real trade war’ would harm economy

    Tom Donohue, head of the US Chamber of Commerce, is an old friend of the Monitor’s. But don’t call Mr. Donohue old. And certainly don’t suggest, even after his 21 years as the Chamber’s president and CEO, it may be time to retire.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:31:20 -0400
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