U.S. workers without protective gear assisted coronavirus evacuees, HHS whistleblower says (The Washington Post)

Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services sent more than a dozen workers to receive the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, without proper training for infection control or appropriate protective gear, according to a whistleblower complaint.

Comment from Sahar Nowrouzzadeh in Response to State Department Inspector General’s Report on Retaliation Against Civil Servants

Washington, D.C. – Today, November 14, 2019, Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, a State Department employee and her attorney, Katherine Atkinson, released the following statements in response to the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General’s report on improper personnel practices by State Department officials.  In 2017, Ms. Nowrouzzadeh was a career State Department employee on … Read more

Is Redemption Possible In The Aftermath Of #MeToo? (NPR)

It’s been two years since the #MeToo movement erupted, toppling many powerful men accused of sexual misconduct. Some guys who were ousted for alleged sexual misconduct started talking about their comebacks practically nanoseconds after they were accused. But the pace of those actually doing it seems to be picking up, with comedian Louis C.K. returning … Read more

“Screen Actors Guild Finds Kip Pardue Guilty of Serious Misconduct. What Repercussions Will He Face?” (Los Angeles Times)

It’s been roughly one year since Sarah Scott went to the Screen Actors Guild to report sexual harassment on set. She went to the union just days after an incident with Kip Pardue, her costar in an independent television pilot, in which she alleged he had forced her to touch his penis during a sex … Read more

The Peacock Patriarchy (Esquire)

It was a little before dawn on the last Wednesday in November, and the robin-egg blue of the slowly brightening sky heralded a fine day—good news for NBC as it prepared for the evening’s Christmas- tree-lighting special, hosted again by then- fifty-nine-year-old Today anchor Matt Lauer, at Rockefeller Center, the network’s home. Yet as the crews for … Read more