[ USO tours ] reflect an unpleasant side of America. They objectify women but also soldiers. They are based on the notion that young men have a primal need to lust and to kill. Is this kind of behavior appropriate? Acceptable? Not in 1970 and not now. But it’s the ugly reality of how entertainers believe soldiers away from home should be amused.

When comedy portends tragedy — the case of Al Franken, by my colleague & friend Doug Bradley