In the New York Times on Sunday, Maureen Dowd wrote that “it’s too late to relitigate” the Hill/Thomas affair, while the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen decreed on Monday that “I long ago despaired of getting to the bottom of this case, and I long ago gave up wanting to.” (Cohen also literally dismissed harassment claims against Thomas as a case of boys being boys, writing that “when it comes to his alleged sexual boorishness, he stands condemned of being a man.”)But Dowd, Cohen and others miss the point completely: When it comes to the suggestion that Thomas sexually harassed Anita Hill in the 1980s, there’s nothing to litigate and no need to throw up your hands in confusion: He plainly did it and he plainly got away with it.
And the fact that he did is plainly relevant now, given that he, his wife and his political allies are still, all these years later, intent on behaving as if they’ve been victimized.
The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904 St. Mc Ewan's father was the first American medalist in canoe slalom, winning a bronze in 1972.
7-11Venue: Deodoro Whitewater Stadium, Rio de Janeiro Big story: The U. will be looking to break a 12-year medal drought in slalom dating to 2004 when Rebecca Giddens won a silver in Athens. K1 Women: Ashley Nee (Darnestown, Md.) won a bronze in the 2015 Pan American Games C2 Men: Casey Eichfield and Devin Mc Ewan (Salisbury, Conn.).
She made clear that the harassment had not been physical and that Thomas had never threatened her job, but said that she nonetheless felt uncomfortable and intimidated.
“I felt as though I did not have a choice, that the pressure was such that I was going to have to submit to that pressure in order to continue getting good assignments,” Hill told Totenberg.
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