Janet Napolitano Leaves Homeland Security to Run Univ. of California

United States secretary of Homeland Security and one-time Governor of Arizona Janet Napolitano is leaving her post in the Obama administration to take over the University of California school system, reports the LA Times. She'll be the first woman to take the job. » 7/12/13 12:05pm 7/12/13 12:05pm

This Isn't Homeland: Real Women Working in Counterterrorism

Between watching Homeland and Zero Dark Thirty, you could be forgiven for thinking our nation's defense and counterterrorism operations are run by rail thin, whip-smart blonde women and a cadre of loyal but less brilliant men. And while these specific accounts are largely the stuff of fiction, my own experience… » 4/14/13 12:37pm 4/14/13 12:37pm

Alleged ICE ‘Mean Girl’ Suzanne Barr Steps Down, Steadfastly Denies…

After being accused of creating a sexually-charged, "frat-house-type atmosphere that is targeted to humiliate and intimidate male employees," Suzanne Barr, longtime aide to Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano, resigned Saturday from her position as the chief of staff to the director of… » 9/02/12 11:30am 9/02/12 11:30am

Go Ahead and Show Your Tits to the TSA, It's Legal

An Oregon man who stripped naked in protest of what he considered invasive search procedures is not guilty of criminal dick wagging, ruled a judge. He was protesting, and protesting is a protected first amendment right. Do you realize what this means? We can ALL take our pants off wherever we want as long as we say… » 7/19/12 2:30pm 7/19/12 2:30pm

Are Strip Searches and TSA Pat-Downs Sexual Abuse?

This week, the Supreme Court ruled that it was perfectly within the rights of police officers to strip search every person arrested for every offense, even if they had no reason to believe the arrested person was carrying any contraban. The majority opinion reasoned that strip searching was necessary to protect the… » 4/06/12 4:30pm 4/06/12 4:30pm

Wyoming Will Have the Last Laugh When Doomsday Comes and We're All…

With so many states rushing to pass terrifyingly backwards anti-woman legislation, it feels a little bit like the apocalypse is right around the corner. Oh, and then there's the whole Mayan calendar mess too. So perhaps it's not the worst idea to begin preparations for a worldwide meltdown. Luckily for residents of… » 2/27/12 10:20am 2/27/12 10:20am

TSA Agents Singling Out Sexy Women for Multiple Body Scans

Several women who flew through Dallas/Fort Worth's airport have filed complaints against the TSA claiming that officials asked them to walk through the body scanners multiple times. Why would female agents do such a thing? So the male agents viewing the scans could get a better look at their bodies. Ew. » 2/15/12 3:55pm 2/15/12 3:55pm

Fashionable Baby-Making: Stella Has A Girl, Nina Has A Boy

Russia Prepares For Armageddon • Glenn Beck More Admired Than The Pope

• Russia's space agency chief says he's entertaining the idea of sending out a spacecraft to blast an asteroid that may be headed for the earth. But relax: NASA puts the chance of impact at just 1 in 2500. • » 12/30/09 5:30pm 12/30/09 5:30pm

"The System Worked:" Napolitano Takes Heat For Christmas Terrorism…

As blame for the Christmas bombing attempt flies, and travelers remain confused about pat-downs and carryons, Janet Napolitano's statement that "the system worked" is drawing major fire. » 12/29/09 9:30am 12/29/09 9:30am

The Fifth Element

A lawyer for the Salahis informed the House Homeland Security Committee that his clients plan to plead the fifth if asked to testify before Congress. He claims the Salahis have been placed in a "treacherous legal environment." [CNN] » 12/09/09 9:20am 12/09/09 9:20am

The Economy Sucks, Condi Has No Advice And Saxby Chambliss Is A Perv

Barack Obama, Good For Us Ladies And Easy On The Eyes