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New Hampshire Women Voters Struggle to Make Up Their Minds by Michele Filgate

January 7, 2008

Notes from the Court Martial of Sgt. Paul Cortez

| February 22, 2007

“She screamed and cried and tried to keep her legs together.” That is how Sgt. Paul Cortez described the reason he was fully aware that his premeditated rape of 14-year-old Abeer Qassim Rasheed Al-Janabi was not consensual but criminal. More »

Second Court Martial in the Rape and Murder of Abeer Qassim Rashid Al-Janabi Begins

| February 21, 2007

The first day of the court martial of Sgt. Paul Cortez began in the small courthouse near the Burger King on Ft. Campbell, at the border of Kentucky and Tennessee. Only a few onlookers, mostly reporters and military escorts, were on hand to watch as the military judge quizzed the tall, thin Cortez about the multiple charges to which he pled guilty. More »

The Surge: Moral Waivers and Legal Triage

The Surge: Moral Waivers and Legal Triage

| January 18, 2007

Brace yourself. Bush’s Iraq escalation, euphemized as “surge,” sends just over 20,000 more troops into that bottomless pit, and flirts with an invasion of Iran. But because Iraq has depleted our armed forces—and recruitment levels plummet as our population wises up—Bush’s plan requires still more: the entire Army active-duty force must swell to 547,000 over the next five years (an increase of 39,000), and the Marine Corps grow by 23,000 (to 202,000). Constitutionally, Congress must approve or disapprove the expansion—but one never knows whether this particular executive branch recognizes that the legislative (or judicial) branches exist. More »

Ready to Govern

Ready to Govern

| January 5, 2007

As the future administration takes shape in Washington, D.C., women come to the table with impressive credentials and the backing of national women’s organizations. More »