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Kevin Jennings

Those Who Changed History but Won't Be in the History Books

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

As a historian and straight educator who sees the struggles of his gay students on a daily basis, I know that there are individuals who performed acts that may not seem historic or monumental but have indirectly improved the lives of so many.

Anti-gay Congressman attacks Obama for showing 'partiality' to African-Americans

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) has a history of making ridiculous comments but today's attack on President Obama takes the cake: During an appear...

WorldNetDaily Teams Up With Hate Group to Bash Kevin Jennings

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

Most organizations of any stripe would think twice about partnering with another organization that has been designated a hate group by people knowledg...

Kevin Jennings Is Highly Qualified for His Job

Joan Garry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan Garry

Republicans in Congress are trying to get the Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Department of Education fired based on his sexual orientation. And that should enrage everyone.

What If Santa Were Gay?

Ruth Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruth Sherman

I just saw a sweet, funny, Off-Broadway play entitled "Santa Claus Is Coming Out" that entertains exactly this question. We learn that Santa Claus is afraid; he is actually a closeted gay man.

Fox News Corrects False Claims About Kevin Jennings

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, so Fox's news division, such as it is, has now quietly issued an online correction of the false claims the outlet had been making while waging a...

The Right's Unsuccessful Smear Campaign Against Kevin Jennings

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Had Kevin Jennings actually been dismissed, it would have been a huge victory for the anti-gay religious right, and it would have been extremely problematic for the president.

Right-Wing Demands Obama Fire Kevin Jennings for Helping Gay Teens Not Kill Themselves

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Farby

Kevin Jennings, Educator And Homosexual Everyone knows, much like the thought of women working, the idea of homosexuals being anything other than a ...

How Kevin Jennings Survived Right-Wing Smear Campaign

The Atlantic | Chris Good | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A few weeks ago, Kevin Jennings was in trouble. After social conservatives at the Family Research Council had opposed his nomination as director of t...

The Lesson of Kevin Jennings

Jonathan Tolins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tolins

The cynical attempt by the right to destroy Kevin's career and reputation, simply to score political points and raise money, is a disgrace.

How About Some New Year's Resolutions for the Right-Wing Media Machine?

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Yes, many Americans have made their New Year's resolutions. Perhaps the conservative media establishment should do the same.

Stephanopoulos Scolds Hannity On Jennings: 'I Don't Think You Have The Goods' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sean Hannity is on a mission to get someone fired from the Obama administration. We've speculated before about what's fueling the intensity of this ef...

Think Again: Kevin Jennings, the Mainstream Media, and Right-Wing Target Practice

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

The right's most recent target for political assassination is Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of education for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, who is openly gay.

Kevin Jennings: Obama Aide Under Attack From Fox News, Conservatives

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative media figures have set their sights on another obscure Obama administration official. This time it's Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy sec...

Politico's Mike Allen Falsely Claims Obama Official Did Not Report Crime

AmericaBlog | John Aravosis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm not one to attack mainstream media journalists for sport. And I've defended Politico's Mike Allen to my readers, just recently in fact, as a "real...