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Could 'Gay' Issue Create Conservative Schism?

Politics Daily | Matt Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fresh on the heels of Congress repealing "Don't ask, don't tell," there are reverberations within the conservative movement that have gone largely unn...

Republicans Turn On GOP Senator For Supporting DADT Repeal

Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr is weathering blows from fellow Republicans this week, following his decision to vote for the repeal of...

Retired Chaplains Come Out Against DADT Repeal, Citing 'Religious Freedom'

AP | TOM BREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dozens of retired military chaplains say that serving both God and the U.S. armed forces will become impossible for chaplains whose faiths consider ho...

Biggest Loser of 2010: John McCain

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

Whatever kind of man Sen. John McCain was that inspired independents to praise him back in 2000, he certainly isn't today.

No Connection: Obama's Tax Deal and the Lame Duck Congress's Victory Week

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

What's astonishing is that the several unlikely legislative wins were accomplished in the waning days of the lame-duck session, when Republicans had every possible motivation to obstruct.

America's Promise: Reflections on DADT

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Almost every step forward has been the result of a small but determined group of farsighted Americans who see injustice when others do not, and who then work tirelessly to help others see the light.

President Obama, Evolve Already

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

WASHINGTON, DC - Like millions of Americans, I was so happy to see the president's bill signing ceremony. Don't Ask, Don' Tell created nearly 18 year...

Holiday Cheers for DADT Repeal, 9/11 Healthcare, and START, But It's Still the Economy, Stupid

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

DADT and passage of the 9/11 healthcare bill are second tier issues that will impact only a relatively small number of Americans. So yes, let's celebrate some wins this holiday season, but let's not let it blind us.

Barney Frank Talks 'Radical Homosexual Agenda' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) celebrated the repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell earlier this week by admitting he is pursuing a "radical hom...

Will Catholics Rejoice Over The Repeal Of DADT?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

The repeal of DADT is not about marriage, or sexual activity, but about something else, and something more important: simple human dignity. And the innate dignity of the human being is an overarching theme of Christian theology.

Lame Duck Session Culminates With Big Accomplishments For Democrats

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — This is the story of a "lame duck" Congress that wasn't. Shaken by a historic election in which angry voters canceled Democratic c...

The Persistent President

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

In a few short weeks, the president has positioned himself as more bipartisan than the Republicans. If he stays the course, he will likely prevail in the 2012 presidential election.

Amanda Terkel

Military Service Chiefs Ready To Move Forward Quickly On DADT Repeal | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although several military service chiefs expressed opposition to repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, President Obama has spoken to them sin...

Obama Press Conference: President Discusses 'Season Of Progress' At Year-End News Conference

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Buoyant in political victory, President Barack Obama on Wednesday wrapped up a long, rough year in Washington by rejoicing in a rar...

'Tis The Season For Gay Rights

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Tis the Season: A Victory for Civil Rights Let's celebrate this day, Dec 22 2010. It is the day President Barak Obama signs into the law the repeal o...

Is There a True Limited Government Standard in the G.O.P.?

Susan Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Bevan

The repeal of DADT put a stop to big government at its worst -- and most intrusive. But what about when government tries to restrict the private medical choices of women?

The Don't Ask, Don't Tell Ghost Is Slain

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Anti-gay activists have long considered 1993's Don't Ask, Don't Tell compromise one of their most prized victories. Now the tables have finally turned.

Amanda Terkel

The Long Road To Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Susan Collins stood at her desk on the Senate floor, a copy of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) legislation before her, angrily berating...

Silent Night

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Langhart Cohen

Credit is owed to those Republican senators who risked the wrath of their colleagues by placing principle above party loyalty and by voting to reaffirm the principle of decency, fairness and justice for all, even in our military.

DADT Repeal: Obama Signing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Bill Into Law

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a new law Wednesday that will allow gays for the first time in history to serve openly in America's m...

To the LGBT Community: Now That You Can Join the Military, Please Don't!

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

As we struggle to find a more civilized way to treat each other in this world, let us recognize the commonalities in the fight for LGBT rights and the fight to end war.

"New Start" and "DADT" Obama Wins Again (Critics Lose... Again)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The president's critics Left and Right all had one thing in common: impatience laced with no sense of history, thrown in for good measure. Obama critics' ideological ideas defined their "reality" rather than reality defining their ideas.

Opponents of Repealing DADT Echo Old Fears About Black Soldiers

J. Richard Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Richard Cohen

Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has set off waves of condemnation among anti-gay opponents. They'd do well to recall another decision that put an end to an unjust policy steeped in prejudice -- rather than fact.

How Do You Feel About The DADT Repeal?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" into law today. What is your reaction to this historic event? Submit your resp...

The Kiss - The Last Taboo for Gay Soldiers

Sandip Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandip Roy

The venerables in the U.S. Senate finally caught on to what everyone knew long ago. Gay men and lesbians serve in the military. They always have. Aft...