The first thing to do about sexual harassment is get the pronunciation right. Accent’s on the first syllable, not the second: Never mind what they say on TV.

That point acknowledged, we may proceed to considering the rout of the very old codes designed for the honoring and protection of, yes, women: women who were wives; women who were mothers; women whose attributes made of humanity a completed whole.

Seventeen years after granting “temporary protected status” to nearly 200,000 Salvadoran citizens who had fled earthquakes in 2001 or who were already here illegally and claimed they were unable to return to their homeland because of civil strife, America is setting a deadline: Get right with the law or go home.

According to a New Year’s Day New York Times story, business has become energized and optimistic: to the point of backing its hopes and ambitions with investment capital. Is all this about tax cuts? Not quite all, say Times writers Binyamin Appelbaum and Jim Tankersley.

It is disheartening to see the ongoing rift between those conservatives supporting President Donald Trump and those opposing him -- a rift that began before Trump and may survive his presidency.

Many conservatives opposed Trump’s nomination because they believed he was not a true conservative -- not even really a bona fide Republican -- but rather a narcissistic opportunist who wanted to take his game show hosting and self-promotional platform to a grander stage.

Republicans should not be disheartened by Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama, because the election had little to do with Doug Jones -- and probably even less with Donald Trump or the Republican agenda. Don’t get me wrong. It’s quite troubling that the GOP’s thin Senate majority just became anorexic, but this election by itself is not a predictor of a Democratic rout in 2018. Republicans could sustain substantial losses, to be sure, but the Alabama election doesn’t make that foreseeable.

China Celebrates Xi Jinping With Fervor Not Seen Since Mao” -- The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 10, 2017 And oh, what zeal!: Street-side banners and billboards; a Communist Party publicity tour to celebrate “General Secretary Xi’s words”; official choral performances and song-anddance routines. “As performers,” says the dance troupe director, “it’s our duty to educate the masses about how they benefit from party and state policies.”