FROM Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Inside sexist military culture: Former female Marine shares her story Many felt shock and disgust following revelations that nude and degrading photos of female Marines were being circulated on Facebook without their knowledge. We meet a former female Marine who was shocked to read the lewd comments by her fellow Marines and find out what it’s like to be woman fighting for the country.
Women in Combat Back in December, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that women are now allowed to serve in combat positions in the military. Before that announcement, about 10 percent, or 220,000 military positions were closed to women. This month, women are being integrated into combat positions. We learn what that involves.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.