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Wounded War Vet Heckled At Columbia

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A wounded Iraq war veteran and Columbia University freshman was jeered during a meeting about bringing ROTC back to the school, the New York Post repo...

The ROTC Controversy: DADT Is Repealed, but Discrimination Remains

Noah Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Noah Baron

When I first heard of the repeal I was thrilled. It was with deep sadness that I discovered that our nation's armed forces continue to discriminate against transgender individuals as well.

Rice Announces Support For ROTC

Stanford Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Professor Condoleezza Rice recently announced her support for the "full reinstatement" of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Stanford....

Obama's New Ideas

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama proposed a number of ideas last night, amongst the continuation of themes or policies he has pushed previously. The following are the proposals that stuck out as being truly new ideas for him, and thus worth examining.

ROTC, WikiLeaks, and Academic Freedom

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Stephen Zunes

If we can prohibit ROTC cadets from reading material from WikiLeaks, what would stop us from prohibiting students from, for example, reading material critical of U.S. military actions in Iraq or Vietnam?

ROTC Cadets: A Day In The Life

Daily 49er | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Jennifer Do and her group had been hiking for almost five hours since noon. Heavy rain from days before left the ground mudd...

Colleges Reconsider ROTC After DADT Repeal

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Three days a week, Yale sophomore James Campbell rises at 5 a.m. for ROTC drills on a college campus that isn't his own. He would gladly do push-ups ...

Goodbye DADT, Hello ROTC

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Presidents of some of the nation's highest profile colleges and universities, where the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program has been barred for d...

Will The Ivy League Make Peace With ROTC?

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces won't be implemented for a few months ...

Harvard President Links Campus Ban On ROTC To "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust said that ROTC will be welcome on campus once it repeals "don't ask, don't tell," the Boston Globe repo...

An executive order would repeal "Don't ask, don't tell"

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

This week Lady Gaga joined Maine's rally to send a message to the state's two moderate Republican senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, asking th...

The F Word: Who Fights and Why?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The U.S. is currently shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs each month. It's not just in the Ozarks that the recruiters are the only ones with jobs around: the economy shed 125,000 jobs in June.

Save Afghanistan? How About America?

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

Barring an open and democratic dialogue about what our military is for in today's world we'll continue to have frustrated Generals and we'll risk more lives.

Sara Isaacson: ROTC Student May Be Forced To Repay Army Scholarship After Coming Out

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student Sara Isaacson said coming out as a lesbian was a matter of integrity. But because Isaacson is an ROT...

Military Sexual Trauma - Seeking Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

While embedded with Marines during the invasion of Iraq, journalist Mercedes Gallego was cautioned that it was not safe to be alone. The reason, the servicewomen explained, was fear of being raped.

Soldier Suicides: The War Condolences Obama Won't Send

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

Gregg Keesling said that when he and his wife went to Dover Air Force Base to greet their son's coffin, a master sergeant said: "I'm greeting a suicide body almost every day. There's something going on."

The Next US Invasion -- at a Campus Near You

Michael Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Schwartz

People in universities are committed to establishing a "veteran friendly" campus, and some believe that bringing ROTC onto campus is a way to make veterans feels more comfortable. This is simply not true.

Ivies and the Military -- Toward Reconciliation (Harvard Administration Blows an Opportunity)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

It is past time for our elite universities to reconsider their sometime anti-military bias that is most clearly expressed in their continuing (often bitter) opposition to restoring ROTC to campus.

Don't Let an Ambush Happen Again, Mr. President

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

If President Obama plans to keep his campaign promise, the White House and the Pentagon had better get on the same page now, and be ready to face the tough questioning sure to come.

Can Progressives Grow Up? (President Obama Needs the Left to Change Its Ways)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

First President Obama wasn't "black enough" for the black left. Then he was "too centrist" in his appointments for the white left. Then he wasn't gay friendly enough. Now he is President.

If Molly Ivins Could Only See Us Now

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

Texas politics are on the move, and for the first time in years, it's exciting to be a Democrat in this very red state. And the Obama campaign is treating us red-staters like our votes count, too.