Addie Zinone, a former production assistant for the “Today Show,” has come forward to say she and Matt Lauer engaged in a consensual sexual encounter in the 2000 time frame — but that she was a victim of his sexually harassing nature just the same. Maybe. But let’s be clear. Adultery is not the same as sexual harassment.
The Democrats are feeling ruff, tuff and ready for the coming battle, and why shouldn’t they? They proved in Alabama that with a little help from the other side, a Democrat can still defeat a child molester.
They finally did it. After six months of debate, during which it received over 23 million public comments (of which half may have been fraudulent), the Federal Communications Commission voted on Dec. 14 to eliminate the network neutrality rules it imposed on broadband network operators during the Obama era.
Many think of Hanukkah as a fight for religious freedom. While religious freedom was at stake, it was part of a broader battle in behalf of the concept of national identity. The Maccabees, local Judeans who spearheaded the revolt against the overpowering northern Syrian Greeks, and who inspired the grass-roots, did so for the overarching cause of retaining Judea’s identity and Jewish character, which was under assault by those trying to denude Judea of its distinctiveness.
Another year of weather is coming to a close. Even with some record-breaking snowfall from this past weekend’s storm in the eastern U.S., in many ways weather this year was not much different from any other year since the regular recording of temperature, precipitation and wind began across much of the globe 150 years ago.