Warren proposes contract to free females from Bloomberg confidentiality agreements

(CNN)Elizabeth Warren on Thursday urged her fellow Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg to sign a contract the senator wrote herself that would release people who have made allegations of sexist and misogynistic behavior against Bloomberg from nondisclosure agreements. “I used to teach contract law,” the Massachusetts Democrat said at a CNN town hall in Nevada. “And…

What’s spreading sooner than coronavirus in the US? Racist assaults and ignorant attacks against Asians

(CNN)In New York City, a man assaults a woman wearing a face mask, calling her a “diseased b****.” On a Los Angeles subway, a man proclaims Chinese people are filthy and says “every disease has ever came from China.” Rampant ignorance and misinformation about the novel coronavirus, experts say, has led to racist and xenophobic…

Command in Roger Stone case makes impassioned stand for ‘truth’ and the rule of thumb of law

Washington (CNN)The judge who decided Roger Stone’s fate made an impassioned plea for the truth and the rule of law at his sentencing hearing Thursday, a direct rebuke of President Donald Trump amid the deepening crisis over his interference in the Justice Department. But federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s intense appeal Thursday in a packed…

Senate GOP gives Trump’s desire for intelligence chief tepid response

Washington (CNN)Senate Republicans are giving a tepid reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence.While Grenell received praised from House Republican leaders, Senate Republicans have largely declined to speak out in support of the President’s pick for intelligence chief, after Trump announced Wednesday…

Richard Grenell is a disastrous DNI choice

David A. Andelman, executive director of The RedLines Project, is a contributor to CNN where his columns won the Deadline Club Award for Best Opinion Writing. Author of “A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today,” and the forthcoming “A Line in the Sand: Diplomacy, Strategy and a History of Wars That…