Meghan Markle Is Showing Girls How a Modern Cinderella Rolls

After the Duchess of Sussex and her husband, Prince Harry, announced they would be stepping back from their roles as senior royals, my mom had this to say: Im proud of her. The her was Meghan Markle, whose chilly reception by the British press seems to have played a role in the couples decision. As our conversation continued, it became clear that my mothers words were not simply rooted in the idea that she (like a lot of women of color) sees this move as the duchesss way of standing up for herself in the face of an inherently classist and occasionally racist and anti-American press. She was even more impressed to see Markle take a stand as a modern …

Why This Veteran Is Suing One of the Joint Chiefs for Sexual Assault

Army Lt. Col. Kathryn Spletstoser just wanted to fade into retirement. Shed served 28 years in various posts and had done four combat deployments: two in Iraq, and two in Afghanistan. Shed been a White House fellow. She had earned three masters degrees. She was one of the most accomplished officers of her generation. She was ready to go into private sector work, spend time with her aging mother, and go back to her native Wisconsin. But in April 2019, when President Trump nominated Air Force Gen. John Hyten, then the commander of the U.S. Strategic Air Command and her boss, to serve as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffthe second highest ranking military officer in the United …