10 things you need to know today: August 4, 2014

The Week Israel launches a Gaza ceasefire, the Air Force Academy investigates sexual assault allegations, and more 1. Israel says it will hold fire in most of Gaza for seven hours Israel declared a unilateral seven-hour humanitarian ceasefire for Monday in most of the Gaza Strip. The announcement came after unusually strong criticism of Israel… More 10 things you need to know today: August 4, 2014

Chambliss blames military rapes on ‘the hormone level created by nature’

This guy is my Senator but I always knew he was a TEApublican based on his voting record… The Raw Story Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) on Tuesday suggested that the “hormone level created by nature” was to blame for rapes in the military and that all pregnant servicewomen should be investigated to make sure their condition… More Chambliss blames military rapes on ‘the hormone level created by nature’

Monday Blog Roundup – 5-20-2013

Welcome to the Darrell Issa Hall of Shame Gingrich Warns Republicans About Overreach Harry Reid eyeing July for the `nuclear option’ Obama, lawmakers tackle military sexual assault North Korea Fires Three Missiles Off Its East Coast  New Audit Allegations Show Flawed Statistical Thinking The most vulnerable House members in 2014, in two charts In IRS scandal,… More Monday Blog Roundup – 5-20-2013

Donald Trump’s Awful Tweet About Sexual Assault In The Military

Donald Trump is as ignorant as he looks… The Huffington Post On Tuesday, the Pentagon released a report about the rampant sexual assault taking place within the United States military. The figures the report laid out were shocking to read. From the Associated Press: The Pentagon report says that the number of sexual assaults reported by… More Donald Trump’s Awful Tweet About Sexual Assault In The Military

Santorum To Rape Victims: ‘Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation’

The absurdity from the far-right wing of the GOP is astounding… Think Progress Standing steadfast as the most socially right-wing candidate in the GOP presidential field, Rick Santorum has repeatedly touted his extreme anti-choice position, which dictates that abortion should be uniformly illegal, even in cases of rape or incest. He even suggested that physicians who… More Santorum To Rape Victims: ‘Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation’

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Pulls Ad That Blames Women For Getting Date-Raped

What the hell is wrong with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board?  Why did they publish that ridiculous ad in the first place? Think Progress The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board provoked an enormous backlash by airing ads that tell women who are date-raped that they have only themselves and their friends to blame. The ad was part of… More Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Pulls Ad That Blames Women For Getting Date-Raped

Logan’s Sexual Assault Brings Wave Of Blaming The Victim And Other Ugliness

I’ll never understand the vitriol coming from so many people about Lara Logan’s horrendous ordeal in Egypt… Media Matters During a news brief on this morning’s Fox & Friends, Gretchen Carlson reported that CBS correspondent Lara Logan had been “beaten and sexually assaulted by a mob of men while covering the political uprising in Egypt.” While… More Logan’s Sexual Assault Brings Wave Of Blaming The Victim And Other Ugliness

Lara Logan Suffered ‘Brutal’ Sexual Assault In Egypt

Huffington Post CBS News says correspondent Lara Logan “suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault” while covering the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. The CBS statement: On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a 60 MINUTES story when she and… More Lara Logan Suffered ‘Brutal’ Sexual Assault In Egypt