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I'm not suggesting that sexual assault is a trivial matter. It isn't. What troubles me is how the issue can become Washington's flavor of the month. Also troubling to me is how our universities have been forced to become the courts of first resort for sexual assault cases. We simply are not equipped to investigate and adjudicate these allegations. Try as we might, we are left on the horns of a dilemma, as likely to be sued by the alleged perp as by the alleged victim at the end of the day. And, last but not least, I join the ranks of those who are tired of being told by Washington how to educate our citizens. From "No Child Left Behind" to the drive for federal standards of college accreditation, what was once a state/local function is being nationalized and federalized… and I don't see how this has resulted in improvements, or shows the promise of doing so.