We all agree that sexual harassment is wrong, regardless of who the accused is. The accusations against the governor of New York. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, looks bad. The charges against North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn, a Republican, look bad. We have reports on the two by Chris churchill, political columnist for the Albany Times-Union, and Tom fiedler, a journalist from Asheville, North Carolina. Neither politician looks particularly good. But a side aspect of these stories is that such accusations directed against a Democrat will result in much harsher punishment from his own party than if the accusations were made against a Republican. Some Democrats call for Cuomo’s resignation; Cawthorn is continually advertised as a rising star. In addition to the two situations, we reflect on why the two parties see it differently.
We also have a report on what happened last weekend at CPAC by Tim Denevi, who retells some of the madness at the event, assesses potential candidates for the 2024 presidency and, more significantly, assesses Donald Trump’s first major appearance since leaving the White House.
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