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November 20, 2017

Al Franken’s Very Bad Picture

Al Franken’s Very Bad Picture
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By Michael Shaw In Franken's case, his indiscretion may fundamentally differ from the acts of Weinstein or Roy Moore, but he's damned by the photo.

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November 19, 2017

Power and Abuse: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

Power and Abuse: Our Visual Roundup of the Week
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By Michael Shaw This week, sexual abuse and the waning Trump Asia trip dominated the visual news. And it’s not like Trump and the harassment issue were that distinct, as the Der Spiegel cover relates.

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November 16, 2017

From Da Vinci to Mnuchins, Obscene Wealth as Gospel

From Da Vinci to Mnuchins, Obscene Wealth as Gospel
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By Philip Perdue — The era of billionaire populism is going to be remembered with pictures like this.

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November 12, 2017

Pop Goes Newsweek: Sexual Harassment Cover Gone Wrong

Pop Goes Newsweek: Sexual Harassment Cover Gone Wrong
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By Judy Walgren The Newsweek cover perfectly illustrates the juvenile, adolescent male snickerings that have floated around locker rooms, golf courses and topless bars for years.

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November 11, 2017

Peking Trump: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

Peking Trump: Our Visual Roundup of the Week
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By Michael Shaw From Trump's yawning Asia trip, to the Democratic election sweep, to still another horrific gun massacre, it's our visual roundup of the week.

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