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MSNBC panel rips Breitbart for attacking Roy Moore accusers: This is why women don’t come forward

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A panel on Kasie Hunt’s new MSNBC series “Kasie D.C.” expressed their disgust with the decision by Breitbart.com to send operatives to Alabama to dig up dirt on the women accusing ex-Chief Justice Roy Moore of sexual advances when they were teens.

“We have a problem in this society with women feeling like they can’t come out and explain what happened to them in the past for fear that there will be a tremendous amount of backlash,” said Sam Stein of the The Daily Beast.

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“And people always wonder, people are always asking these people, ‘Why did you wait 40 years to talk about this?'” Stein continued. “Roy Moore himself said, ‘Why did it take you this long to come forward?'”

“Well,” he said. “Now we know why.”

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Donald Trumps needs a coronavirus scapegoat — and right now it’s China

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"If we are at war, who is the enemy?" asks Fred Hiatt, editorial page editor for The Washington Post in a smart piece that examines the question of who constitutes a target for a self-declared "wartime president."

While it is obvious that the enemy, in this case, is a tiny, sticky, invisible microbe that stubbornly gloms onto surfaces or leaps through the air to weaponize subway cars or shared gym equipment or a touch to the face.

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Trump says Putin to ‘probably ask’ for sanctions lifting

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President Donald Trump said Monday he expects his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to request the lifting of US sanctions during an upcoming phone call.

"Yeah, he'll probably ask for that," Trump told Fox News.

Trump did not say what his response would be, noting that he had put sanctions on Russia but adding: "They don't like that. Frankly we should be able to get along."

The two were due to talk "shortly," he said.

Last Thursday, Putin told G20 leaders during a conference call that he wanted a moratorium on sanctions as a "matter of life and death" during the global coronavirus outbreak.

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Arguing with the coronavirus deniers in your life can backfire — here’s how to make them see the light

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For those of us diligently practicing social distancing, it can be infuriatingly frustrating to encounter friends and loved ones who refuse to. There’s a strong temptation to lash out at them as selfish fools whose irresponsibility endangers us all. But doing so will backfire because, when people feel attacked, they get defensive and entrench in their position. Like it or not (not!), this is human nature.

Your civic duty, in addition to social distancing, is to talk to Covid-deniers in a way that has some chance of getting through to them. Here are some do’s and don’ts from the world of cross-partisan dialogue best practices that apply to the Covid-19 pandemic:

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