Tag Archives: Politics

Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Obama

In the wake of DADT’s “repeal” this week, many in the LGBT community seem eager to completely exonerate President Obama. But has he earned such praise?

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President Obama Signs DADT “Repeal,” But Work Remains To Be Done

Shannon Cuttle attended today’s signing of the DADT Repeal, but suggests that the work is far from over in terms of making the military a welcome place for LGB and T troops.

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Ask And Ye Shall Receive: Obama Making DADT Calls

Look! A picture of President Obama making phone calls on the very last day DADT had a chance of being repealed!

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We Made It Through: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell “Repealed”

Today’s Senate votes on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell were an important victory for the LGBT community, but our work is far from done.

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Power That Doesn’t Listen Fails/The Starving of the LGBT Community

As the political theater rages on toward the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, we have to make sense of the broken promises that got us into these dire circumstances to begin with.

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HRC’s Last Resort: Support What Everyone Else Has Been Saying for Two Years

Oh, Human Rights Campaign, you never cease to disappoint. Moments after legislative action on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell seemed to be quite dead, HRC was quick to unleash their “new” strategy: Call on President Obama to end the discharges with an executive order and stop defending DADT in court. @HRC to @BarackObama: Stop defending #DADT in […]

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Let’s Spin This, and Let’s Spin it Right: Against Republicans

As I write this, the US Senate is voting to begin work on the Defense Authorization bill that includes repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Senator Reid led the vote without taking any of the deals with Senator Collins, who was holding the bill hostage to the Republican tax cuts. The cloture vote has failed, […]

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What If Republicans Didn’t Believe in an Afterlife?

How would life be different if conservatives were not guided by their belief in an afterlife?

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Taking a Step Back: The Past and Future of LGBT Equality Collide

When the historians look back on the LGBT Equality movement, what will they say about our opponents, and what will they say about how we pushed forward?

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1 in 10 Americans Are on Unemployment

Andy Szekeres reminds us how important it is to voice our support for unemployment benefits. Check the post for a tweet you can send to raise awareness.

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