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Democrats Wanted Zero Tolerance for Misconduct. Then Came Virginia.

Democrats Wanted Zero Tolerance for Misconduct. Then Came Virginia.

Update: 2019-02-0836
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Democrats have adopted a policy of zero tolerance for misconduct, past or present, by members of their own party. The growing political crisis in Virginia is testing that approach. Guest: Jonathan Martin, who covers national politics for The New York Times, spoke with us from Richmond, Virginia. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Alex Mercedes

Roy Moore's misconduct with "underage women"? I am wondering if learning to think and speak plainly rather than in euphemisms might be helpful. an under age woman is a child.

Feb 8th
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Gary Powers

I think it is all context and depends on the action. If the intent was bad/criminal, hold them accountable. If the intent was innocent or offensive, maybe take that into account. The issue with this though, is that everyone has opinions that differ when it comes to perceiving intent. This is an issue that may never have a direct or easy resolution. Putting Roy Moore and Al Franken in the same category is hard, but America is still trying to figure out how to approach these issues. Hopefully we grow as a nation and this issue fizzles out over the next few decades of generational change...but who knows. We also thought the KKK and Nazis were an issue Americans from 70-80 years ago had dealt with already.

Feb 8th
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Nina Terhaar

How do we charge children as young as 13 or 14 as adults in criminal cases and even murder yet consider lesser crimes to be "youthful indiscressions" or bad choices?

Feb 8th
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wonderless age

I am a mother of a teenage boy and I have always been sort of a "feminist" ... when Kavanar was interrogated last year, it really shook me up: not sure which side to take. By the end of the day, I don't think people should be held responsible for stupid acts the did when they were young, especially if they have changed later.

Feb 8th
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Democrats Wanted Zero Tolerance for Misconduct. Then Came Virginia.

Democrats Wanted Zero Tolerance for Misconduct. Then Came Virginia.