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Senator Heitkamp Didn’t Mean It When She Said “Zero Tolerance” for Sexual Harassment

Senator Heitkamp Didn’t Mean It When She Said “Zero Tolerance” for Sexual Harassment

Earlier this month embattled Minnesota Senator Al Franken delivered a self-serving, self-pitying speech on the Senate floor in which he announced that he’d be announcing his resignation at some point in the future. It was a truly bizarre speech, and many (including this observer) thought it was Franken buying himself some time to rehabilitate his

The North Dakota House of Representatives on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Audio: Lawmaker Says as Many as 50 Percent of Women Who Work at Legislature Have Experienced Sexual Harassment

With one ugly story after another about sexual harassment and abuse making headlines nationally, in Bismarck lawmakers have begun discussing their own policies on the matter. This week the Legislative Procedure and Arrangements Committee met to discuss the matter. A member of that committee, Rep. Kathy Hogan (D-Fargo), spoke with me on air today and made

Pauline Wahl of Maple Grove, Minn., left, attends a Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, rally in the Minnesota Capitol about sexual assault prevention. Don Davis / Forum News Service

What if Sexual Harassment Wasn’t Just About Gender?

My Sunday print column was about the #MeToo movement. I argue that, while it’s a positive thing that victims are now speaking out, we must be careful to ensure that innocent people are protected from false accusations. I got a lot of criticism, which didn’t surprise me, and a lot of it made broad generalizations