November 13, 2017

Harassment and … / Comey vs. Trump / High school anxiety

… Aaaaand we’re back.

HARASSMENT AND …

Comic books: DC Comics has suspended an editor accused of sexual harassment.
TV: Supergirl show stars are responding to harassment charges against their boss.
Religion: The Sun-Times’ Neil Steinberg suggests the world’s largest orthodox faiths constitute “an elaborate system to dominate women.”
Chicago’s comedy scene: Female comics are sharing stories of “unsolicited come-ons, gross behavior, and worse.”
Lawmakers: Across the country, state legislators are facing a flood of sexual harassment claims.
Accusers’ regrets: A Chicago-Kent law prof estimates “at least 25 percent of sexual harassment victims whom I have consulted over the years say they wish they had never raised a complaint.”

MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES: DON’T CUT OUR TAXES. More than 400 wealthy people are writing to Congress opposing Republican tax-overhaul plans.
U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin on the impact for Illinoisans: “It’s going to be devastating that they cannot deduct their state and local and property taxes.”
Bloomberg’s Megan McArdle raises concerns about Republicans’ proposal to make divorce more costly.

COMEY vs. TRUMP ON TWITTER. Hours after the president called him a “liar” and “leaker,” ex-FBI director James Comey fired back with a quote from a Baptist preacher.
Joining the 20th Century, the U.S. Supreme Court today begins letting lawyers file documents electronically—and making those briefs available to the public for free.
Trump wants to give a lifetime judicial seat to a 36-year-old lawyer and horror novelist who’s never tried a case.

JUSTICE UNLEASHED. The Sun-Times’ Dan Mihalopoulos reports a small victory for journalism and dog owners who enjoy Chicago’s Riverwalk.
Politicians who bug you for signatures on CTA and Metra platforms are breaking the law.

HIGH SCHOOL ANXIETY. The Tribune and its Pioneer Press chain of suburban papers document what some are calling “a burgeoning mental-health crisis”: Student stress over academic achievement.
The superintendent of a suburban elementary school district reports “shocking, embarrassing and ugly” comments from parents angry about boundary changes that would put their kids in class with more low-income students.
NBC News: How the nation’s big counties are reshaping U.S. politics: “Atlanta has more in common with Milwaukee or Denver … than it does with the rest of Georgia.”

KNEEL BEFORE GQ’S CITIZEN OF THE YEAR. It’s Colin Kaepernick, “the man who became a movement.”
The cover story: “Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced.”

SUNSET AT CHICAGO’S Ch. 20. Public TV station WYCC is letting another 12 employees go as it prepares to shut down in two weeks.
In a D.C. debate Wednesday, Trump-friendly Sinclair Broadcast Group plans to defend its proposal to take over WGN-TV and Radio parent Tribune Media.

ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Most-clicked item in the last (Nov. 3) edition of Chicago Public Square? This one. But this one wasn’t far back.
How Square spent that week off: Watching Stranger Things 2. So now it’s safe to read articles like “How [spoiler] was originally supposed to die” and “29 Callbacks, References, and Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed.”
One week until your Square proprietor interviews Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal, and you can get a $5 discount on tickets by using the promo code SQUARE here.

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