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November 19, 2017

Power and Abuse: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

This week, sexual abuse and the waning Trump Asia trip dominated the visual news. Trump’s embrace of Philippine President Duterte and his specious drug war was particularly disheartening. And it’s not like Trump and the harassment issue were that distinct. The primary focus, though, was on Senate hopeful Roy Moore’s longstanding thing for young girls, while Senator Franken got swept into the spotlight, too, for behavior at a USO show in 2006. Meanwhile, the stealth GOP tax initiative, designed as a massive windfall for the upper class and an initiative with the capacity to fundamentally alter America’s economic landscape, remained largely under the radar.


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