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 12:37pm4/14/13 12:37pm

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

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 11:30am9/02/12 11:30am

Wyoming Will Have the Last Laugh When Doomsday Comes and We're All Trying to Move There

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 10:20am2/27/12 10:20am

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

  • Now that it's been a full year of shitty economic news, we are officially in a recession and have been for a year. Aren't you glad to know? [MSNBC]
  • The market is not glad to know, and it slid almost 700 points after learning the obvious. [NY Times]
  • In other obvious news, Condoleezza Rice doesn't plan to give much…
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Barack Obama, Good For Us Ladies And Easy On The Eyes

  • Not that it's surprising, but the 43 economists of the Economists' Policy Group on Women's Issues graded John McCain and Barack Obama on 10 issues of importance to women and Obama came out ahead. McCain got an "F" because the group was concerned that his positions would do harm to women. [US News & World Report]
  • They…
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