Defense Department Finally Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Max Read · 01/23/13 03:41PM

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is lifting the ban on women serving in combat roles, following the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and overturning the 1994 regulation that prevented women from serving in combat units. Our endless war machine is almost officially gender-neutral!

Miley Cyrus: I 'Smoke Way Too Much F—ing Weed'

Max Read · 11/27/11 12:43PM

Miley Cyrus is smoking more than just salvia. Prince William saves two lives. Brad and Jennifer narrowly miss an awkward run-in. Sunday gossip is going to go hang out in the cemetery.

Dick Cheney Wants to Bring Waterboarding Back

Lauri Apple · 05/08/11 02:11PM

Former vice president Dick Cheney took a break from feasting on his Mother's Day breakfast of Crisco porridge and deep-fried chrysanthemums to appear on television and call for the reinstatement of waterboarding, one of America's most popular intelligence-gathering techniques.

New Obama Jobs! Panetta to Defense, Petraeus to CIA

Jim Newell · 04/27/11 10:55AM

Now that Barack Obama has released his long-form birth certificate, let's play What Other Evil News Is He Trying to Distract Us From? Maybe it's this: The AP reports that CIA Director and former Bill Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta will take over for Defense Secretary Robert Gates this summer, while Afghanistan commander Gen. David Petraeus will replace Panetta at the CIA. Does the Obama administration want us talking about this?

Top Chef: Welcome to the CIA

Joshua David Stein · 08/19/10 11:32AM

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! All persons having interest in Top Chef Season 7 DC, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the season is now screening. God save the long awaited exile!