'The Silence Breakers' Are TIME Person of the Year, Mammograms May Be Overrated, Trad-Values Senator Found Paying Underage Boy for Sex: A.M. Links


  • Time magazine cover

    Police have released video of the sting that found Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey in a motel room with an underage boy whom he had paid for sex. Shortey opened the door in a shirt referencing a Bible verse about wives submitting to their husbands.

  • TIME magazine has named "The Silence Breakers" as the "Person of the Year."
  • Mammograms deserve little if any of the credit for reductions in breast-cancer deaths, suggests a new study.
  • Introducing the U.K.'s insane new porn regulations.
  • The House Intelligence Committee chairman plans to file a contempt resolution against top FBI and Justice Department officials "as quickly as possible."
  • "In the most illuminating part of last week's House subcommittee hearing on the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865), Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agent Russ Winkler explained how he uses online platforms—particularly Backpage—to fight online sex trafficking," notes the Electronic Frontier Foundation.