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Updated at 11:04 AM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is clearly taking the high road in her mission to further expose the mistreatment of women in the workplace.In Gillibrand’s book “Off The Sidelines,” she gives an account of a fellow lawmaker warning her about getting “porky” after the birth, while another told her she’s “even pretty when [she’s] fat.” A man described as an “older senator” even grabbed her waist and said, “I like my girls chubby,” she wrote.

Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Someone finally powered up the outrage machine and turned it up to 11.Apparently only two things matter to those accused of criminal behavior in professional sports: timing and video.

Posted Sep 12, 2014 at 2:01 AM

A video released this week showing football star Ray Rice punching his fiancée, now his wife, in the face and leaving her apparently unconscious on the floor of a hotel elevator has ignited a contentious debate about the proper way to deal with...

Updated Sep 9, 2014 at 10:11 AM

The police are easy targets.Politically, it only takes one mistake to cast a shadow on everyone who wears a badge. One incident of racism, abuse or misconduct and people are willing to throw out all of the babies with very little bath water.

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 10:47 AM

A well-run business develops plans that take it into the future. In the formative stages of the planning process those who share the business responsibilities are asked for ideas so that everyone involved not only has an opportunity for input but,...

Posted Sep 5, 2014 at 2:01 AM

Police are using sophisticated software to match the faces of criminals being videotaped committing a crime and photographs stored in enormous databases. The software has paid some dividends. This year, Akron, Ohio, police detectives used a facial...

Posted Aug 29, 2014 at 2:01 AM

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher and novelist, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As increasingly aggressive police tactics are exposed across the country, discontent grows.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, doesn’t have just a race problem. It also has a math problem.

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Our newspapers and TV newscasts are full of conflicts, both statistical and otherwise, some of which make no sense at all. For instance:

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