|By: emptywheel Thursday April 14, 2011 12:30 pm|
Our government has apparently conceded it can’t keep its networks secret from China.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday September 21, 2010 11:40 am|
Following the orders of their Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, both Susan Collins (R-ME) and George Voinovich (R-OH) announced they will join the GOP filibuster led by John McCain (R-AZ) of the Defense Authorization bill, making today’s initial steps to repeal of Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell very precarious.
|By: kyledeb Tuesday September 21, 2010 7:40 am|
One of the most compelling elements of this political drama has been the interaction between The LGBT movement and the migrant youth movement. What to an outsider might be perceived as two unrelated constituencies, perhaps even hostile to each other, have been working long before this moment to build unity and solidarity. It is one thing to believe in the truth that we are all woven into a “single garment of destiny.” It is another to live that truth and act on it. The migrant youth movement and the LGBT movement having been living and acting on that truth, as we all should. My freedom is tied up with the freedom of everyone else in the universe, and today we have a chance to set close to a million people free.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday September 21, 2010 6:55 am|
Gaga accomplished something that Barack Obama never did during the health care debate or the stimulus: she put pressure on Maine’s Senators by appearing in their backyard. In fact, just that event alone represents more lobbying than the President has done on this entire bill in the Senate. And she doesn’t have Air Force One; she drove up I-95 in her tour bus 11 hours from Raleigh, North Carolina to make it to Portland.
|By: David Dayen Monday September 20, 2010 7:00 am|
America’s newest community organizer, Lady Gaga, will hold a rally in Portland, Maine today, specifically targeting two Senators who may be the difference between breaking a filibuster on the defense authorization bill and letting it slip away, along with the legislative repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.
|By: David Dayen Friday September 17, 2010 9:30 am|
The best political organizers in America who aren’t getting Koch money happen to be Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Lady Gaga.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday September 14, 2010 8:00 pm|
On Sunday Lady Gaga went to the Video Music Awards with former members of the armed service who left/were discharged over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and who are part of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.
Today Lady Gaga tweeted her nearly 7 million followers and asked them to call Harry Reid and schedule a Senate vote on the repeal of DADT. Reid must have gotten the messages. He responded via Twitter.
|By: David Bennion Thursday August 5, 2010 4:30 pm|
Amelec is an undocumented LGBTQ activist in Arizona, where local and federal government work hand in hand to target immigrants in the most severe anti-immigrant climate in the country. Last week, Amelec, who has lived in the U.S. since age 2, met with Lady Gaga before her Phoenix concert and told her about how his brother was recently deported even though he would have been eligible for legal status under the DREAM Act now pending in Congress. This is an interview with Amelec.