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A Fact-Based Foreign Policy? Ask the Candidates About 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

If Republicans believe openly gay service is a threat to national security, shouldn't they fight to reinstate the ban? And if they were wrong in that belief, shouldn't they be forced to say so?

What Part of 'Equality' Doesn't the Right Wing Understand?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 12.07.2011 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Why do social conservatives have so much trouble seeing equality as equality, insisting every time a besieged minority finally gains equal treatment that they're getting an unfair privilege?

What DADT Repeal Means to Me

Rob Smith | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Rob Smith

As a young gay soldier who served between the ages of 17 and 22, DADT forced me to live a life that was defined by a fear of being open about my sexuality.

Obama's Measured Path to DADT Repeal

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

No single individual or organization brought about the tremendous feat of dismantling "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT). In the best military tradition, repeal was a team accomplishment.

Yale Brings Back Air Force ROTC After Long Absence

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 11.12.2011 | College

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps is going back to Yale University under an agreement signed Monday, joining the ...

Jim Messina Is a Perfect Choice to Be Obama's Campaign Manager

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

My understanding is that the campaign plan for 2012 is still in formation. But one critical element is clear. The campaign will be even more reliant than it was in 2008 on its grass roots ground game. Jim Messina is definitely the man for that job.

Reality: It Isn't Always What It Seems

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Reality isn't always what it seems, dear one. When you are tempted to lament or exclaim over good and bad luck, consider saying, "Maybe," and wait to see what happens.

Ryan Grim

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Opponents Taking Revenge On Russian Arms Treaty

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy over the weekend was a major victory for the White House, but it is now imperi...

GLBT Soldiers and Prospective Recruits, Wise Up, Get Some Self Respect and Get Out

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The entire controversy surrounding Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the unconstitutional policy that the Obama administration has repeatedly denounced while def...

Soros, Lewis and Other Big Donors Abandon Democrats for Progressives and Weed

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

If people want to know what's keeping the wallets of progressive donors shut, it's not because change isn't happening "fast enough." Its because they want Democrats to respect core Democratic values, not give excuses.

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...

DADT Protest: Gay Activists Arrested For Chaining Themselves To White House Fence To Protest Don't Ask Don't Tell

The Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six gay activists have reportedly been arrested at the White House this afternoon during a protest against "don't ask, don't tell."...

10 Reasons To Believe That The World Actually Did End When Health Care Passed

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael B. Laskoff

If you listen to the god-fearing, unreconstructed defenders of American exceptionalism, then you already know that world ended when health care reform passed. But why do things seem the same?

Heckling For Hope

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Even the gay voices who have patiently remained unheard will more and more be heckling for hope, Mr. President.

In Ending DADT, America Comes Out of the Closet

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

If there's one lesson we should have learned in the debate over gay service, it's that "don't ask, don't tell" was never about military effectiveness. It was a moral and political abuse of power, propped up by a ban on speaking truth to that power.

What the Changes to DADT Mean: The Good, The Bad and the Politically Dangerous

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Frank

In announcing today that it would make it harder to fire gay troops under existing policy, the Pentagon took a major step towards ending Don't Ask Don't Tell which could have a real impact on the lives of service members.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell If George Washington Was Gay

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Harvey Wasserman

Because he "could not tell a lie," a gay General Washington would have been obliged to turn himself in. Under current policy, Congress would have sent him packing back to Mt. Vernon.

It Doesn't Go Without Saying

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

This is an unsettling time in our country and it doesn't help that the news is freely spun from no truth. The sensationalistic spin and full-frontal ...

Life Support for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": Are Democrats the Problem?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nathaniel Frank

Despite the military's move to relax and soon do away with "don't ask, don't tell," repeal in Congress is in grave peril. Obama should repeal the misguided policy through the 2011 Defense Authorization bill.

Jon Karl & ABC Give Cheney a Sunday Valentine

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Milazzo

Like every other corporate-controlled 'journalist' who's ever interviewed Cheney, Karl never confronted him on the accusations of un-Constitutional acts that have been lodged against him.

I Will Forever Respect Admiral Mike Mullen

Richard Allen Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Allen Smith

Admiral Mullen wears his uniform, because he is a leader, and that's what Admiral Mullen decided to be in that hearing today when he took a decisive stand on Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

A Call to Arms: The Real Battle Over DADT Begins

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Nicholson

Last night, President Obama gave the strongest signal yet that he is serious about seeing the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law repealed, and soon. In his first SOTU, amid a highly charged political environment.

Thank You, Mr. President, for Offering Us a Seat at the Table

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Thank you, Mr. President for taking this bold stand. Hopefully, love will win out and your message of civility for all will resound across the land.

Homosexuality as a Weapon of Torture

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

Policy makers must understand that if their job is to ultimately protect the citizenry, they are complicit in torture if they continue to dismiss abuse of power as "boys will be boys" or bullying or "hazing" as if everyone is just having some good clean fun.

Sweet Speech, Mr. President - But Where Was the Apology? And Where's the Action?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

If "equality" is a founding principle for freedom -- how do you justify withholding "equality for all" from LGBT people for any amount of time?