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6:20 PM, Apr 23, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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Army Times reports:

Concerned that the military is selling pornography in exchange stores in spite of a ban, one lawmaker has introduced a bill to clean up the matter.

"Our troops should not see their honor sullied so that the moguls behind magazines like Playboy and Penthouse can profit," said Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., unveiling his House bill April 16.

His Military Honor and Decency Act would amend a provision of the 1997 Defense Authorization Act that banned sales of "sexually explicit material" on military bases.

The good news: Barry Fleming, Broun's challenger in this summer's Republican primary, has outraised him 9-1. Writing in Reason a few months back, Dave Weigel said "Fleming may start this campaign as the favorite, but there is substantial, enduring support for a congressman [Broun] who shares the voters' contempt for Congress." Yes, contempt for Congress, I wonder where that comes from...