The Gist

Next Falls Franken?

Senate Democrats are clambering up to secure the moral high ground.

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken on Capitol Hill Nov. 14 in Washington.

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On The Gist, Slate’s Jim Newell explains the moral and political case for forcing out Sen. Al Franken. Dozens of Senate Democrats called on Franken to resign after a seventh woman accused him of sexual misconduct on Wednesday.*

Bob Garfield has spent much of his journalism career talking to eccentrics. In his one-man show, Ruggedly Jewish, the quest to explore his own identity dovetails with the story of an uneasy America. The show is touring in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 9.

And for the Spiel, why President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement solidifies his reputation as the chaos candidate.

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Correction, Dec. 7, 2017: This article originally stated that Senate Democrats called on Franken to resign on Tuesday. The coordinated push began on Wednesday.