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On a wing and a prayer, revisited

Most of us wake and smell the coffee. U.S. Air Force brigadier generals apparently wake up and are the aroma of Jesus Christ. I am not making this up. A military watchdog group is asking the Defense Department to investigate...


The Economist vs. the FDA on marijuana

In an article subtitled “Marijuana is medically useful, whether politicians like it or not,” The Economist takes issue with the FDA: If cannabis were unknown, and bioprospectors were suddenly to find it in some remote mountain crevice, its discovery would...


Reefer madness

It is truly impressive that the FDA chose April 20th to announce this BS: The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that “no sound scientific studies” supported the medical use of marijuana, contradicting a 1999 review by a panel of...


U.S. Prayer Force

With the emphasis on force: The Air Force, under pressure from evangelical Christian groups and members of Congress, softened its guidelines on religious expression yesterday to emphasize that superior officers may discuss their faith with subordinates and that chaplains will...


Conduct unbecoming

For women in the military, nothing changes: WASHINGTON — A culture that devalues women in uniform tolerates rape and sexual harassment at the Army and Navy academies, according to a Pentagon task force report released Thursday. “When women are devalued,...


Winger clipped

Like the majority of Americans, the Senate doesn’t appear to like religious extremists: AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Senate has put off an Air Force proposal to promote the No. 2 officer at the Air Force Academy, a...


Only believe

According to an internal investigation, the U.S. Air Force Academy isn’t a hotbed of religious intolerance and evangelical Christian proselytizing: “The root of this problem is not overt religious discrimination, but a failure to fully accommodate all members’ needs and...


Wings vs. wingnuts

You may recall that the U.S. Air Force Academy—the same place where, in 2003, dozens of female cadets came forward to say they’d been sexually assaulted—now has a little religious issue. So far, at least 100 cadets have alleged that...