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The Top 10 Important news stories of 2017

2017 was a year of spectacular triumphs and heart-breaking losses. Following are the most important stories, what actually matters to Americans and society as a whole.

Judge in Stanford sexual assault case no longer taking criminal cases

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2016 – The judge who sentenced a Stanford college student to six months in jail for raping an unconscious woman announced he is no longer hearing criminal cases. Persky told his superiors that he is stepping down so that incoming cases will not receive unwarranted national attention. The judge will begin hearing civil cases ...

Does America need a ‘War on Rape’?

Unless the law is mechanical, heartless, and ruthlessly efficient, some criminals will get off easy. It might make us furious, but the alternatives are worse.

Hillary’s one-woman war on women

Hillary says, 'Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed and supported'; does that include 'bitches' like Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey?

The campus rape culture exists; be ready to fight it

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 – Rumer Willis asked Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez a question about campus sexual assault during the Miss USA pageant Sunday night. Willis observed that 19 percent of female undergraduates are sexually assaulted, then asked Sanchez why the issue is ignored and what can be done about it. Sanchez, a taekwondo black-belt ...

Fake rape: How Rolling Stone and Lena Dunham hurt women

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2014 – Rolling Stone’s story about campus rape at the University of Virginia provoked a media sensation and strong response from UVA administrators. The university promised a vigorous investigation into the general issue of sexual assault on campus and into the particular brutal gang rape described in the Rolling Stone article, and ...