Bob Gates Supports Gay Scoutmasters, Won't Change Idiotic Policy

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is the new head of the Boys Scouts of America organisation, and despite shepherding the US Armed Forces through the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and voicing his previous support of gay adults in scouting, he refuses to change the policy banning the same adults. » 5/28/14 8:59pm 5/28/14 8:59pm

Women And Men Sue Military For Enabling Their Rapists

Today, over a dozen women and two men have sued the Pentagon for standing by, or "turning a blind eye," as they were raped and assaulted. » 2/15/11 3:01pm 2/15/11 3:01pm

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Book Spotlights Those Still In The Shadows

On the heels of Robert Gates's announcement that "don't ask, don't tell" might be repealed, photographer Jeff Sheng is releasing a book of photos of gay service members. Their faces are hidden, because they still have to hide their orientation. » 2/04/10 3:30pm 2/04/10 3:30pm

Katie Asks Why "Sexism" Against Men Is Abhorrent To Saudis

Katie Couric, having ditched her abaya and gotten back to the gym after returning from Saudi Arabia, wonders why, with all the discrimination against women, some Saudi men are upset at separate-but-equal facilities for women. » 5/15/09 3:30pm 5/15/09 3:30pm

Obama Administration Adds Allure, Subtracts Genocide Recognition

Pretty, Pretty Pictures

Robert Gates and Hillary Clinton (who is seriously rocking this particular suit) are two of the 50 Administration officials photographed by Annie Leibovitz in a new Vanity Fair spread. [Vanity Fair] » 2/02/09 1:30pm 2/02/09 1:30pm

It's official! Barack Obama has designated Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State and Janet Napolitano as his Secretary of Homeland Security. In addition to those women, Susan Rice will become our Ambassador to the UN, Eric Holder is headed to the Department of Justice, Robert Gates will stay at the Defense… » 12/01/08 12:20pm 12/01/08 12:20pm