Flynn's attorney reportedly met with Mueller's team Monday, suggesting plea talks are underway
More evidence emerged Monday that Michael Flynn may be seeking to cooperate with investigators working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn attorney Robert Kelner visited the offices of the special counsel in Washington, D.C., Monday morning, ABC News reported, amid speculation that Flynn had begun working to reach a plea deal. The visit comes on the heels of reports, confirmed by the president's attorneys, that Flynn's lawyers had stopped communicating with the president's legal team regarding the criminal investigation.
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Gillian Flynn : A Howl . By Gillian Flynn . December 6, 2017.
The outrages and allegations flash through my brain like a nasty, ludicrous slide show of twisted male power. Harvey Weinstein and his potted plant. Charlie Rose and his flapping bathrobe. Roy Moore and the cowboy-booted mall trolling he denies. Louis CK and his humid phone. Matt Lauer and his Bond-villain door bolting. Al Franken and his giddy grabs.
I’d like to scrape up some sense of triumph over the fact that many courageous women have raised their voices. But I don’t feel triumphant. I feel humiliated and angry. They hate us. That’s my immediate thought, with each new revelation: They hate us. And then, a more sick-making suspicion: They don’t care about us enough to hate us. We are simply a form of livestock.
Kushner is senior transition official who ordered Flynn to contact Russia: reports
President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is the "very senior member" of the president's transition team who told Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials about a United Nations resolution before Trump took office, multiple news outlets reported Friday. Bloomberg News first reported that Kushner was the "senior member" mentioned in court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller in the case against Flynn. NBC News and CNN also reported that Kushner was the transition official mentioned in court documents.
Gillian Flynn : A Howl : Flynn 's attorney reportedly met with Mueller's team Monday, suggesting plea talks are underway Other Writing from Gillian Flynn . TIME: “ Gillian Flynn , A Howl “ (12/6/17) “The outrages and allegations flash through my brain like a nasty, ludicrous slide show of twisted male
TIME: “ Gillian Flynn , A Howl “ (12/6/17) “The outrages and allegations flash through my brain like a nasty, ludicrous slide show of twisted male power…” The New Yorker: “Be Kind to People Dressed As Food” (10/10/16) “As a kid in the eighties, I didn’t need much disposable income…”
Watch: Why the Silence Breakers Are the 2017 Person of the Year
No, not all men, and not even most—but enough. Regardless of our intelligence, wit or perseverance, we are still judged by our faces, breasts and asses. By the amount of energy it would take to assault us: Is she worth the trouble of the bathrobe trick?
Women in the workplace. It sounds like a retro Richard Scarry book. I can picture Mother Cat in her ’80s lady-blazer, mentoring us on multitasking: Ladies, in addition to doing your jobs, you must devote brain space to dealing with Men in the Workplace. Dear Mother Cat: My boss cupped my ass during a holiday selfie. Should I just avoid him? That would mean fewer assignments, career stagnation. Damn. Dear Mother Cat: A man who I thought was my mentor came on to me. Does that obliterate everything he said about my work? That would mean I can’t tell good guys from bad guys. Damn.
Comey after Trump tweet about Flynn firing: The truth 'cannot be long hidden'
Former FBI Director James Comey offered a cryptic message on social media Saturday, saying the truth "cannot be long hidden" shortly after President Trump said he fired former national security adviser Michael Flynn for lying to the FBI. "Beautiful Long Island Sound from Westport, CT," Comey wrote in the caption of an Instagram post. "To paraphrase the Buddha - Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun; the moon; and the truth."Beautiful Long Island Sound from Westport, CT. To paraphrase the Buddha - Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun; the moon; and the truth.
Gillian Flynn : A Howl . time.com. The outrages and allegations flash through my brain like a nasty, ludicrous slide show of twisted male power. Harvey Weinstein and his potted plant. Charlie Rose and his flapping bathrobe.
2017: The Silence Breakers
On December 6, 2017, TIME Magazine announced its 2017 Person of the Year was "The Silence Breakers," a tribute to the #MeToo movement of people speaking out about sexual assault and harassment.
Pictured: Ashley Judd, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, Taylor Swift and Isabel Pascual
2016: Donald Trump
Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States when he defeated Hillary Clinton. The TIME magazine cover read, “President of the Divided States of America.”
2015: Angela Merkel
The German chancellor was recognized for her leadership during the Greek debt crisis and European migrant crisis. She is the first woman to individually win the honor since 1986.
2014: The Ebola Fighters
Health care workers in West Africa were honored for their efforts in fighting the deadly Ebola virus epidemic in 2014 that resulted in over 11,000 deaths.
Trump tweet on firing Flynn was authored by Trump's lawyer: report
President Trump's tweet Saturday saying he had fired Michael Flynn as national security adviser because he lied to Vice President Pence and the FBI was reportedly authored by Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd.Two sources familiar with the tweet told The Washington Post Saturday that Dowd, Trump's chief counsel, had crafted the tweet. The White House has not yet made a statement about the tweet, but its authorship could change the tweet's pertinence in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian election meddling.
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gillian - flynn .com. Early life and education. Flynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in midtown Kansas City's Coleman Highlands Flynn attended Bishop Miege High School and graduated in 1989. As a teenager, she worked odd jobs which required her to do things such as dress up
2013: Pope Francis
The pope made it to the cover for changing the perception of the church in an extraordinary way after he was elected as the head of the Roman Catholic Church in 2013, following Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation.
2012: President Barack Obama
In 2012, Obama was re-elected U.S. President and named as the TIME magazine’s Person of the Year “for finding and forging a new majority, for turning weakness into opportunity and for seeking, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union.”
2011: The Protester
Representing several global movements like Occupy Wall Street, Arab Spring as well as public outcries in Greece, Russia and India, The Protester was named TIME Person of the Year.
2010: Mark Zuckerberg
The founder of the social-networking website Facebook was recognized for “connecting more than a billion people and mapping the social relations among them.”
2009: Ben Bernanke
As chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Bernanke averted an economic catastrophe in 2007-08. TIME magazine described him as, “the most powerful nerd on the planet.”
GOP senator: Trump shouldn't pardon Flynn
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said on Sunday that President Trump should not pardon his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after he pleaded guilty on Friday for lying to the FBI. Scott said he agreed with his colleague Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who said that Trump should not pardon Flynn."We have to have a way to restore confidence of the American people in their elected officials and the leaders of this country.
It is important to me that I contribute to positive change in our world. My passion is in the development of sustainable practices that allow us to promote greater environmental stewardship and community health. With the construction industry being a major part of our lives, a career in this field offers the
A twisted marriage of lies, infidelity, and murder — master of the mystery/thriller and author of the New York Times bestseller Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
2008: Barack Obama
He was honored after being elected as the first African-American President in U.S. history, defeating John McCain.
2007: Vladimir Putin
Putin was on the cover of the magazine for “performing an extraordinary feat of leadership” as the Russian President and bringing the country “back to the table of world power.”
All the people who contribute to user-generated Internet content were honored in 2006.
2005: The Good Samaritans: Bill Gates, Bono, Melinda Gates
Bill Gates, his wife Melinda and Bono, lead vocalist of rock band U2 (C) were honored as The Good Samaritans for trying to find ways to eradicate poverty and diseases such as HIV and malaria.
2004: President George W Bush
Bush was re-elected as the U.S. President in 2004 and acknowledged for “reshaping the rules of politics” and “persuading voters” that he deserved to serve another term in the White House.
2003: The American Soldier
The U.S. military that led the invasion in Iraq in 2003 was honored for their “duty of living with, and dying for, a country’s most fateful decisions.”
Kremlin says Putin not influenced by ex-Trump official Flynn
The Kremlin said on Monday Russian President Vladimir Putin had taken a decision to hold off responding to new U.S. sanctions last year independently and had not been influenced by former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors delving into the actions of President Donald Trump's inner circle before he took office.U.S. prosecutors said Flynn and Sergei Kislyak, then Russian ambassador to the U.S.
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2002: The Whistleblowers: Cynthia Cooper, Coleen Rowley and Sherron Watkins
Represented by former Vice President of Enron Corporation Sherron Watkins (R), former FBI agent Coleen Rowley (C) and accountant Cynthia Cooper. The three were described as “women of ordinary demeanor but exceptional guts and sense.”
2001: Rudy Giuliani
The former mayor of New York City was honored for rallying his city in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and helping in its recovery.
2000: George W Bush
He was named after being elected as the 43rd U.S. president, defeating incumbent Vice President Al Gore.
1999: Jeff Bezos
The founder and CEO of Amazon.com graced the cover of the magazine for changing the way people shopped.
1998: Kenneth Starr and Bill Clinton
The former U.S. President and former U.S. Solicitor General were named Men of the Year.
In 1998, Clinton was impeached after Starr, a lawyer investigating various figures within his administration, published a report alleging that Clinton lied about the existence of his affair with Monica Lewinsky during a sworn deposition.
1997: Andrew Grove
Grove, one of the founders and CEO of Intel, was recognized as the person responsible for growth in the power and innovative potential of microchips.
1996: Dr. David Ho
Ho, a Taiwanese-American scientist, was honored for pioneering new ways to treat AIDS.
WH lawyer told Trump that Flynn misled FBI and Pence
The White House's chief lawyer told President Donald Trump in January he believed then-national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the FBI and lied to Vice President Mike Pence and should be fired, a source familiar with the matter said Monday. The description of the conversation raises new questions about what Trump knew about Flynn's situation when he urged then-FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into Flynn and whether anyone in the White House, including the President himself, attempted to obstruct justice.
Gillian Flynn ’s Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone. A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating " Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre." —Stephen King.
Gillian Flynn . 101,783 likes · 145 talking about this. Official author page for New York Times best-selling author of Dark Places, Sharp Objects, and I’m honored to have a chance to share this piece I wrote for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year issue, aptly titled HOWL .
1995: Newt Gingrich
Gingrich, who was elected as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in 1995, was acknowledged by TIME for his “exceptional leadership” which led to welfare reform being passed by Congress and the first tax cut in 16 years.
1994: Pope John Paul II
He was the first non-Italian Pope in 455 years and was honored for having a “great impact on the news, for good or ill.” TIME cited: “His power rests in the word, not the sword... He is an army of one, and his empire is both as ethereal and as ubiquitous as the soul.”
1993: The Peacemakers: Yitzhak Rabin, Nelson Mandela, F.W. De Klerk, Yasser Arafat
The title was represented by former Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat (R), former State President of South Africa F. W. de Klerk (2nd R), former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela (2nd L), and former Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin. Arafat and Rabin signed the historic Oslo agreement in September 1993, which was the first face-to-face agreement between the two authorities. Meanwhile, de Klerk oversaw Mandela's release from prison in 1990. The duo were international symbols of apartheid.
1992: Bill Clinton
In 1992, Clinton was honored as Man of the Year by TIME as he was elected as the President of the U.S. “Clinton emerges from the sunnier, gregarious side of American political characters,” wrote TIME.
1991: Ted Turner
The founder of Cable News Network was recognized for the impact he made in live television coverage of events around the globe.
1990: George H W Bush
As the 41st President of the United States, Bush was perceived to as a leader who was strong on foreign policy, and the success of the Gulf War (1990-91) increased his popularity.
U.S. judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.According to a court filing, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, who presided over a Dec. 1 hearing where Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia, will no longer handle the case.
Award winning author Gillian Flynn talks about her new novel Dark Places. Set in 1980's Kansas and the present day it tells the story of the Day family who
1989: Mikhail Gorbachev
In 1989, he was named Man of the Decade by TIME as he oversaw the first free Soviet elections before the fragmentation of the Eastern Bloc.
1988: Endangered Earth
The magazine acknowledged that “man has reached a point in his evolution where he has the power to affect, for better or worse, the present and future state of the planet.”
1987: Mikhail Gorbachev
As the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev was named the Man of the Year for trying to transform the government that was “inherently destructive.”
1986: Corazon Aquino
She was named as the Woman of the Year after becoming the first woman president of the Philippines. Aquino overcame the government’s electoral intimidation and rampant fraud.
1985: Deng Xiaoping
The paramount leader of the People’s Republic of China from 1978-89 was acknowledged for “sweeping economic reforms that have challenged Marxist orthodoxies.”
1984: Peter Ueberroth
As the head of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, Ueberroth directed the organization of the 1984 Summer Olympics, which involved a Soviet-led boycott. It was the first privately funded Olympics and Ueberroth created a board comprising entrepreneurs and other financially savvy leaders. He ensured no charity was taken during the event.
1983: Ronald Reagan and Yuri Andropov
The President of the U.S. and the Soviet leader were named Men of the Year in 1983. Reagan (L) ordered the invasion of Grenada and championed the Strategic Defense Initiative, which was opposed by Andropov, the General Secretary of the Communist Party.
1982: The Computer
The personal computer was named the “Machine of the Year” with “greatest influence for good or evil.”
1981: Lech Wałęsa
TIME called the Polish politician and labor activist history’s “most improbable hero.” He was acknowledged for his battle for freedom in Communist Poland and his platform of solidarity in the face of oppression.
1980: Ronald Reagan
In 1980, Reagan was named as the Man of the Year after he was elected as the U.S. President defeating Jimmy Carter. TIME described his mandate as, “To control inflation, to reduce unnecessary governmental influence in private lives and in business, to reassert America’s prominence in the world.”
1979: Ayatollah Khomeini
Khomeini established himself as a supreme leader as he led the 1979 Iranian Revolution. TIME magazine said they chose him as the individual who “has done the most to change the news, for better or worse.”
1978: Deng Xiaoping
He was named the person of the year in 1978 as he defeated Hua Guofeng to take the helm as paramount leader.
1977: Anwar Sadat
The President of Egypt was the first Arab leader to travel to Israel in 1977 and break decades of enmity.
1976: Jimmy Carter
The U.S. President in 1976 was acknowledged for setting up the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt and negotiating the second Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty with Soviet Union. “He is complex and sometimes contradictory. His creed combines traditionally antithetical elements of help-the-deprived populism and deny-thyself fiscal conservatism,” said TIME magazine.
1975: American Women
Represented by Susan Brownmiller, Kathleen Byerly, Alison Cheek, Jill Conway, Betty Ford, Ella T. Grasso, Carla Hills, Barbara Jordan, Billie Jean King, Carol Sutton, Susie Sharp and Addie Wyatt, TIME celebrated the changing roles and diversity of American women in its 1975 cover and wrote, “enough U.S. women have so deliberately taken possession of their lives that the event is spiritually equivalent to the discovery of a new continent.”
1974: King Faisal
The king of Saudi Arabia was acknowledged as “a principal factor” in multiplying oil prices. TIME said it selected Faisal as the Man of the Year “both in his own right and as a symbol of the other newly powerful potentates of oil.”
1973: John Sirica
As Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Sirica ordered President Richard Nixon to turn over Watergate-related recordings of White House conversations.
1972: Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger
The President of the U.S. and his National Security Advisor shared the honor. Nixon was the first U.S. President to visit China in 1972. TIME described his leadership as “refreshingly flexible and disconcertingly unpredictable.”
Kissinger, as Nixon’s National Security Advisor, accompanied him on the trip to China.
1971: Richard Nixon
Nixon was honored by TIME magazine for being elected as the 37th President of the U.S. He withdrew American troops from Vietnam and signed the first Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty with Soviet Union.
1970: Willy Brandt
As Chancellor of West Germany, Brandt was acknowledged for “seeking to bring about a fresh relationship between East and West” during the Cold War.
1969: The Middle Americans
The so-called silent majority was recognized as a powerfully assertive force in the U.S. society. They were overtly patriotic in the face of a growing counterculture, and were acknowledged for their influence on the government and how it shaped the course of the nation.
1968: The Apollo 8 Astronauts
William Anders (L), Frank Borman (C) and Jim Lovell, the crew of Apollo 8, were the first men to orbit the moon.
1967: Lyndon B. Johnson
TIME described him as “an immensely complex, contradictory and downright unpleasant man.”
1966: Twenty-Five and Under
A generation of American men and women, aged 25 and under, were awarded the Man of the Year. Chess genius Bobby Fischer, world record miler Jim Ryun and folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie were singled out as examples.
1965: William Westmoreland
As the U.S. Army General, he led his troops during the Vietnam War and later fought for their due recognition at home.
1964: Lyndon B. Johnson
After the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, Johnson took over the presidency and announced the “Great Society” program and escalated U.S. military involvement in South Vietnam.
1963: Martin Luther King, Jr.
As a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, King, Jr. was arrested in April 1963 for leading a march in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. He delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for which over 250,000 people had gathered. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
1962: Pope John XXIII
He was the first pope to receive the title “Man of the Year” by TIME magazine. As the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John XXIII volunteered as a mediator in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
1961: John F. Kennedy
He became the 35th and the first Roman Catholic president of the U.S. Kennedy led during several international crises, such as Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis. “John Fitzgerald Kennedy showed qualities that have made him a promising leader,” wrote TIME magazine.
1960: US Scientists
Represented by George Beadle, Charles Draper, John Enders, Donald A. Glaser, Joshua Lederberg, Willard Libby, Linus Pauling, Edward Purcell, Isidor Rabi, Emilio Segrè, William Shockley, Edward Teller, Charles Townes, James Van Allen and Robert Woodward, TIME recognized the accomplishments made by the scientists and said, “Building on its own past, science climbs in an ever steepening ... exponential curve.”
1959: President Dwight D. Eisenhower
During his regime, he signed significant civil rights legislations in 1957 and 1960, and ordered federal troops to enforce school desegregation in Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S., in 1957.
1958: Charles de Gaulle
De Gaulle was appointed as the Prime Minister of France in 1958 and after the collapse of the Fourth Republic and establishment of Fifth Republic, he was elected as the President.
1957: Nikita Khrushchev
The Soviet statesman was responsible for “de-Stalinization,” reorganizing Soviet industry and soothing the incipient rebellion in Poland and Hungary. “In 1957’s 12 months, Nikita Khrushchev, peasant’s son and cornfield commissar scorned by the party’s veteran intellectuals, disposed all his serious rivals—at least for the time,” wrote TIME magazine.
1956: The Hungarian Freedom Fighter
The Hungarian revolutionaries were recognized for their role in the 1956 uprising against the government of the Hungarian People's Republic. It was the first major threat to Soviet control since the end of World War II.
1955: Harlow Curtice
As the President of General Motors, Curtice led the corporation to unprecedented growth. In 1954, he helped GM celebrate the production of its 50 millionth car, a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air.
1954: John Foster Dulles
As the U.S. Secretary of State in 1954, Dulles was architect of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.
1953: Konrad Adenauer
He served as the first Chancellor of West Germany (1949-63) and helped in its reconstruction after World War II. Adenauer supported the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and worked to reconcile Germany with its former enemies. He was re-elected in 1953.
1952: Queen Elizabeth II
She was named the Woman of the Year after she became the queen of England after her father King George VI’s death in 1952.
1951: Mohammad Mossadegh
He was elected as the Prime Minister of Iran in 1951. Instating domestic reforms, he expelled western oil companies leading to a stand-off that triggered the Abadan Crisis.
1950: The American Fighting Man
Represented the U.S troops involved in the Korean War (1950-53).
1949: Winston Churchill
An inspirational statesman, writer and orator who led Britain to victory in World War II, Churchill was Leader of the Opposition in 1949.
1948: Harry S Truman
Truman was elected the U.S. President for the second time, defeating Thomas E. Dewey.
1947: George Marshall
Acknowledged for reorganizing the U.S. military program, he oversaw the growth of American troops from under 200,000 to over eight million and was the architect of the Marshall Plan.
1946: James F Byrnes
After Roosevelt’s death, Byrnes served as a close advisor to Truman and became the U.S. Secretary during the Iran crisis of 1946. His famous speech “Restatement of Policy on Germany” set the tone for future U.S policy.
1945: Harry S Truman
After Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death, Truman became the president of the United States. He authorized the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and initiated the Marshall Plan, which helped rebuild Europe economically after World War II.
1944: Dwight D Eisenhower
As an Army General, Eisenhower led the forces to victory in World War II (1939-45). He not only ended the Korean War in 1953 but also opened negotiations with Soviet statesman Nikita Khrushchev.
1943: George Marshall
Marshall was serving as the U.S. Army Chief of Staff in 1943.
1942: Joseph Stalin
In 1942, as the premier of the Soviet Union, he oversaw the Battle of Stalingrad.
1941: Franklin D Roosevelt
The only U.S. president to have been elected to the office four times, Roosevelt was the first governor to publicly state that government had an obligation to the jobless. He not only led the nation through World War II, but also helped lay the foundation for the United Nations.
1940: Winston Churchill
He was the Prime Minister during the 1940s Dunkirk evacuation and the Battle of Britain (1940-41). “As an English statesman, author and prime minister, it would be his masterful speeches that dominate his legacy. Serving as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1939 to 1940, he offered all of himself in his words ‘blood, toil, tears, and sweat,’” wrote TIME magazine.
1939: Joseph Stalin
Stalin became the de facto leader of the Soviet Union in 1939 and oversaw the signing of a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany before invading Poland. He instituted policies of nationalization and agricultural collectivization.
1938: Adolf Hitler
Hitler was acknowledged for overseeing the unification of Germany with Austria and Sudetenland after the Anschluss and Munich Agreement, putting the unemployed to work in public programs and rebuilding the army. “Hitler became in 1938 the greatest threatening force that the democratic, freedom-loving world faces today,” wrote TIME magazine.
1937: Chiang Kai-shek and Soong May-ling
The couple were recognized as the Man and Wife of The Year by TIME magazine. At the outbreak of the second Sino-Japanese War, Kai-shek and Mei-ling led the country. “Under this Man & Wife the traditionally disunited Chinese people—millions of whom seldom used the word ‘China’ in the past—have slowly been given national consciousness,” wrote TIME.
1936: Wallis Simpson
The American socialite’s romance with Edward, Prince of Wales, triggered a constitutional crisis in the British Empire leading to the king abdicating the throne to marry her. She was named Woman of the Year as she was the “most-talked-about, written-about, headlined and interest-compelling person in the world.”
1935: Haile Selassie
As the emperor of Ethiopia, Selassie gave the country its first constitution and convened the earliest meeting of the Organization of African Unity. He was in power when the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini stormed his nation, starting the second Italo-Ethiopian War (1935-39).
1934: President Franklin D. Roosevelt
It was Roosevelt's first term as U.S. president.
1933: Hugh S Johnson
As the director of the National Recovery Administration, he was tasked by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to organize thousands of businesses under fair trade codes drawn up by trade associations and industries. Johnson was recognized by TIME for his efforts as he “burst like a flaming meteorite on the country.”
1932: Franklin D Roosevelt
Roosevelt came to power, defeating Herbert Hoover, who was the incumbent president.
1931: Pierre Laval
The Prime Minister of France in 1931 was the first Frenchman to have bagged the honor. Later that year, he undertook a world tour and met with representatives of the U.S., London and Berlin. Laval’s stand against the Hoover Moratorium propelled him to popularity in the American press.
1930: Mahatma Gandhi
As the leader of India’s Independence Movement, Gandhi led the 240-mile salt march, called “Dandi March,” to protest imposition of taxes on salt by the British government.
1929: Owen D. Young
In 1924, the president and chairman of General Electric served as a member of the German reparations commission and drafted the Young Plan which handled the reparation payments. In declaring him Man of the Year, TIME magazine wrote, “The discerning citizen would pause long before putting any of them [the other contenders] ahead of Owen D. Young, apparently the one man who could and did perform the year’s largest politico-economic job for the world’s leading nations.”
1928: Walter Chrysler
He was the founder and first president of the Chrysler Corporation. In 1928, Chrysler oversaw the merger of his corporation with Dodge Brothers Company after which he introduced a new line of commercial cars and built the Chrysler Building, which was to be world’s tallest skyscraper.
1927: Charles Lindbergh
The first person to fly a plane solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean, Lindbergh remains the youngest Man of the Year. TIME magazine listed his characteristics as “modesty, taciturnity, diffidence, singleness of purpose, courage, phlegm.”
How are we still here? Male entitlement, sure. Power, absolutely. But it all boils down to this: America values women less than men. Don’t call me shrill. Or do. Women have shrill voices for a reason: to sound the alarm. The facts: President Trump was elected despite his public braggadocio about his skill at sexual assault; the Republican National Committee is throwing down money to get Roy Moore elected, despite that whole child-molestation thing. The Internet is toxic with slut-shaming and body-shaming, rape culture and revenge porn. Female techies in Silicon Valley are terrorized for using their voices. Threats to women abound. We are underrepresented everywhere, underpaid by everyone and underestimated all over. We are not the People; we are subjects of the Patriarchy.
I look at my daughter (and this is how aware women are of our otherness—I immediately wonder whether a man would write about his kids), my fearless, vibrant 3-year-old daughter, and I worry about whether she’ll be crushed by this world. I look at my sweet 7-year-old son and wonder how to ensure that he grows up a thoughtful, decent man like his dad. I actually spend more time worrying over my son: sexual harassment is, after all, a men’s issue. The fact that this seems like a novel idea—men should lead the charge in figuring out how not to rape us during lunch break—would be hilarious if it weren’t heartbreaking. Yes, men (and predatory women; I’m betting the first woman will topple before year’s end—equality!) need to do some introspection and work.
What’s not going to work is taking our cues from those who think the answer is to segregate women—men who see us as a sexual risk or, worse, the enemy. That’s called discrimination. And it’s not going to work to keep allegedly abusive men in power—not any of them, whether it’s Moore or (break my heart) Franken. That’s called status quo. What might work is thinking about how we raise our men-to-be.
My son recently asked me, “Why aren’t there shirts that say BOY POWER?” I could have talked male entitlement and the male gaze, the wage gap and Weinstein. But I thought: If the myriad GIRL POWER shirts are meant to encourage female strength and confidence, a BOY POWER shirt might make male empathy and respect dynamic. There were no BOY POWER shirts, so I had to DIY an iron-on. Now, there’s at least one.
U.S. judge presiding over Michael Flynn criminal case is recused: court .
<p>The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge presiding over the criminal case for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has been recused from handling the case, a court spokeswoman said on Thursday.</p>According to a court filing, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, who presided over a Dec. 1 hearing where Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia, will no longer handle the case.