Going down to the wire and the day after, I was all about gender and the election. I’ve linked some of the pieces earlier, but I thought I’d do a quick round-up and then take a break from posting for the rest of day.
For Slate, I proposed that Mama Grizzlies under-performed because the inherent contradictions in their position are more than the public can take. They front-paged it at Slate!
At the Guardian, I analyzed the female vote. I don’t think women got more conservative this go-round. I just think that more liberal women voted less.
And if you want some election coverage, but want to think about other things, too, I really recommend my podcast this week. There’s some election analysis, sure, but I also interview Sara Marcus about her new book on Riot Grrrl, and I review the Maddow documentary on the assassination of Dr. Tiller.
What are you going to do now that the election is over? I’m going to finally settle in and read Freedom.
Democratic candidates demand investigation into toxic culture at NBC ahead of MSNBC debate
Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey signed a letter calling the allegations of “sexual assault and harassment” by employees and “a cover-up by NBC’s management” deeply “troubling.” Instead of addressing the company, the senators issued their letter to Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez.
Revealed: Nikki Haley sent confidential information about North Korea nuke scare over system meant only for unclassified communications
"Convenience is not an acceptable reason to skirt information security rules. She should be held to the same standard as everyone else," said Austin Evers, executive director at American Oversight, upon hearing the news that former UN ambassador Nikki Haley used a Blackberry smartphone to communicate with staff regarding North Korea's July, 2017 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could hit the US.
Fox News commentator Sean Hannity appears to be knee-deep in Trump’s Ukraine scandal — despite his denials
Fox News host Sean Hannity raved that he never spoke with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about ousted Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch after a third witness confirmed the alleged call to impeachment investigators.
David Hale, the undersecretary of State for political affairs, testified under oath that Yovanovitch was the victim of a baseless smear campaign led by Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney of President Donald Trump, which led to her ouster. According to a transcript of the closed-door deposition released Monday, the smears originally stemmed from the conservative columnist John Solomon, who wrote in The Hill that former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko had claimed that Yovanovitch gave him a “do not prosecute list.” Lutsenko later retracted that claim.