The front page of this morning’s print edition (December 8, 2017) of The New York Times stunned me. On the left- hand side, the headline Endless Rape As War Refuge Turns to Terror: Fleeing Boko Haram to Cruel Protectors.
The right-hand side headline? Franken, Vexed By Accusations, Will Quit Senate: Apparent Bid for High Ground as Charges of Harassment Swirl.
We’re cautioned to beware the witch hunt as we examine accusations of assaultive behavior, to be careful of knocking down those only involved with ‘boys will be boys’ actions. These are tough topics: Franken, groping, stealing kisses, slipping hands up shirts. I don’t have the definitive answer on his resigning or not resigning—but I’m all too aware of where the behavior belongs.