Air Force Responds to Sex Crime Scandal by Enforcing a Bizarre 'Wingman Rule'

Last summer, after 48 female military trainees said they had been sexually assaulted or otherwise unprofessionally treated by around two dozen instructors at the Lackland Air Force base, the Air Force reassured everyone they were launching an aggressive investigation that would get to the root of why so many… »11/15/12 10:50am11/15/12 10:50am


Three Congresswomen Are Serious About Stamping Out Sexual Abuse in the U.S. Military

The military's track record with handling cases of sexual assault has been less than sterling, which is an extremely understated way of saying that it has been a travesty that only seems to become more outrageous with each new allegation of abuse perpetrated, covered-up, and, for a time, forgotten. Three Democratic… »10/03/12 2:05pm10/03/12 2:05pm

Air Force Rocked by Increasingly Major Sexual Assault Scandal

A sex scandal is right now spreading through the Air Force that is threatening to become one of the biggest in military history. There are allegations that a dozen male boot-camp instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas assaulted, harassed, or had sex with female recruits under their command. All told there… »6/29/12 11:45am6/29/12 11:45am

House Passes 'Let Women Die' Bill After Extremely Depressing Debate

As predicted, the US House of Representatives has passed HR 358, otherwise known as the "Protect Life Act," otherwise known as the bill that would allow hospitals to let women to die rather than perform a life-saving abortion. Every single Republican in the House supported the measure, and 11 Democrats crossed the… »10/14/11 11:40am10/14/11 11:40am

Congresswoman's Inspiring Speech On Her Abortion And Planned Parenthood

In the heated House debate yesterday on a proposal to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding for women's health and sex education services, one speech stood out. California representative Jackie Speier said she would abandon her prepared remarks because "my stomach is in knots." Then she told the world about… »2/18/11 10:01am2/18/11 10:01am