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With leadership like this, who can figure how the military would have a sexual assault problem? And the Army takes the lead in the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 109 comments on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 11:15 AM PST with 202 Recommends
I have spent days agonizing how to write this diary, looking for the right hook to capture your attention and convince you to read further. I'd like to think that I've developed some street cred ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 102 comments on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 05:16 AM PDT with 181 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 188 comments on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 09:07 AM PST with 151 Recommends
Mr. Romney, I recently learned that you believe abortion should be allowed in cases of rape but I also understand that your party is having a hard time defining the word rape. I thought you might ...
by angelajean
Comment Count 46 comments on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 04:58 AM PDT with 146 Recommends
As the military continues to argue that its leaders ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 49 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 12:57 PM PST with 78 Recommends
But don't worry, they swear they take sexual assault seriously. A U.S. Army general forfeited $20,000 in pay and received a reprimand ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 80 comments on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 09:13 AM PDT with 62 Recommends
"Now, hear me out on this. What if we..." Sigh . Sixty troops have been fired as sexual assault counselors, recruiters or drill instructors after the military ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 183 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 02:52 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand The military leadership's view of sexual assault in the military is roughly this: It's a problem, we've failed to fix it, but we should ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 25 comments on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 09:34 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
Last night, Jon Stewart delivered another excellent segment showing how Senate Republicans have blocked veterans benefits and the military sexual assault bill in order to try and stoke a war with ...
by BruinKid
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 06:40 AM PST with 52 Recommends
The poster boy for ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 50 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 07:55 AM PDT with 50 Recommends
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) stands with his mother Carolyn and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on the day of his swearing-in. Sunday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 07:20 AM PST with 49 Recommends
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to put military sexual assault prosecutions in the hands of prosecutors, not military commanders with incentives against prosecution, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 29 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM PST with 45 Recommends
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) faces a panel of top military leaders during a Senate hearing on military sexual assault.
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 54 comments on Tue Nov 05, 2013 at 07:06 AM PST with 44 Recommends
Gee, they looked so open and forthcoming. The military's failure to prevent or punish sexual assault adequately extends to ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 116 comments on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 07:45 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Every story of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner being a sexual predator is disgusting, it should go without saying. But this may be the grossest: Filner used an organization ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 88 comments on Wed Aug 07, 2013 at 09:09 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
In his new piece at The Nation , New Study Demands Zero-Tolerance for Military Sexual Assault , George Zornick writes about key findings of one part of the newly released 794-page Returning Home ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 76 comments on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:30 PM PDT with 42 Recommends
SWAN Executive Director Anu Bhagwati opens the conference Today, Service Women's Action Network is holding their "Truth and Justice ...
by Scott Wooledge
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue May 08, 2012 at 06:02 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
These are the stakes. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is fighting to get the votes to overcome a filibuster of her bill overhauling how ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 33 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 07:58 AM PST with 33 Recommends
A reminder of what's at stake here. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act failed to overcome a filibuster ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 49 comments on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 01:08 PM PST with 32 Recommends
They all deserve protection. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act continued picking up momentum Tuesday morning; after Democratic Sen. Cory ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 10:36 AM PST with 30 Recommends