One argument that has become prevalent among commentators is that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden’s act of revealing secret US government surveillance programs is not “noble” or “heroic” or the act of a whistleblower because he fled the country for Hong Kong. Those who engage in civil disobedience historically have faced the consequences and not run when they broke the law.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday July 1, 2013 2:00 pm|
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday October 24, 2010 8:01 pm|
LGBT Americans need support for our goals in both parties — but we don’t need advocates who give in just when victory is at hand. Viewing Patrick Murphy’s actions that way doesn’t require a partisan lens, but it does require removing the rose-colored glasses Jonathan Capehart wears as he types up another screed against people who embarrassed Team Obama.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday October 17, 2010 7:00 pm|
The Human Rights Campaign, reliable lapdogs for the Obama White House and their lack of progress on LGBT issues, bothered to chastise GOP Senate candidate in Colorado Ken Buck — on Sunday! — for his remarks on NBC’s Meet the Press that being gay was a “choice.”
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday October 13, 2010 5:45 pm|
To hear how far out of the mainstream the Obama White House is, just listen to senior adviser Valerie Jarrett describe her conversation with the parents of suicided gay teen Justin Aarberg, and her description of Justin having “made a lifestyle choice.”