Jair Bolsonaro’s first official visit to the US had all the drama of a Brazilian soap opera – intrigue, betrayal, family, controversy. But viewers back home in Brazil were left divided: a disastrous interview with Fox News prompted starkly contrasting verdicts, captured in the two trending hashtags: #BolsonaroShamesBrazil (#BolsonaroEnvergonhaOBrasil) and #Bolsonaro Pride of Brazil (#BolsonaroOrgulhoDoBrasil)….

The American Jewish Committee has criticised the US president over the remark, adding that his words could “feed bigotry”. Mr Netanyahu is the current leader of Israel, but Jews born or living in other countries do not regard him as their prime minister. Mr Trump was speaking to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas…

One of the biggest lies told by many opponents of immigration is that they only stand against “illegal” immigration, while they fully support “legal” immigration. This line has been said repeatedly by defenders of President Donald Trump — I have frequently been scolded by readers who are unhappy with my characterization of him as “anti-immigrant.”…

The man who murdered 50 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, has hailed President Trump as a “symbol of renewed white identity.” But Trump’s supporters piously deny he is any such thing. “If you find yourself using the tragedy in New Zealand to take backhanded swipes at conservatives in America — many of my colleagues already…

EIGHTEEN MONTHS after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the federal government continues in its failure to adequately take care of the island’s needs. The latest indignity to residents who have yet to fully recover from damage caused by the hurricane and the government’s pathetic response is a sudden cut to food-stamp benefits. Congressional neglect and…

At least 11 states, from California to Vermont, passed new protections addressing workplace harassment in 2018 — and many of them go into effect in the new year. California also passed a new law requiring women on corporate boards by the end of 2019. The reforms come as the #MeToo movement has raised the curtain…

The legal academy is having its own #MeToo reckoning. The past year or so has seen a spate of law professors and administrators come under the microscope for their questionable conduct with students and staff. Full article below https://www.law.com/2018/12/05/law-profs-swept-up-in-metoo-movement/?slreturn=20190229161012

One year ago, allegations against Harvey Weinstein prompted a worldwide witnessing of sexual harassment and assault stories on social media, and the #MeToo movement sparked a cultural reckoning. Bill Cosby is in jail. Accused men, from Les Moonves to Al Franken, have been ousted from their positions of power. Allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have left…

County prosecutors will visit college campuses throughout New Jersey this fall to forge a relationship with survivors of assault through community forums, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Thursday at a campus sexual violence conference. The forums will be an opportunity for prosecutors and law enforcement to hear directly from survivors and assure them that allegations will…

Twelve days after WarnerMedia launched an investigation into an alleged affair between Warner Bros. Chairman Kevin Tsujihara and a young actress, he was out. Tsujihara appeared to be another casualty of the #MeToo movement: a powerful Hollywood executive abruptly felled by shocking yet credible claims of sexually inappropriate behavior. But the executive’s ouster wasn’t as…

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