Wall Street Journal conservative columnist James Taranto played fire-breathing dragon again slamming Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and her hold on the nomination of Lt. Gen.Susan Helms to become the vice commander of the U.S. Space Command. Lt. Gen. Helms was the second Air Force general officer to overrule a sexual assault courts martial conviction in the past year for a subordinate officer, and Congress is holding officers accountable, starting at the top of the Chain of Command.… [Read more]
Talk about bad timing. Late last week, when we honored International Women’s Day, across the wires came the story of an Air Force general quietly nullifying a Lieutenant Colonel’s recent court-martial conviction and prison sentence for aggravated sexual assault.
Members of Congress, headed by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), angrily protested, demanding answers from senior Air Force officials as well as the newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.… [Read more]
For his entire political career, Republican Congressman Todd Akin, US Representative for the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri, has injected his religion into his job, working tirelessly to ban all abortions, including when unwanted pregnancy results from forcible rape.
Now, the Congressman is in hot water for referring to rape, an act of extreme violence and domination, as “legitimate rape” in his television interview on KTVI-TV (a Fox affiliate, naturally) a few days ago, as if any rape can be thought of as legitimate.… [Read more]