DADT: Change Shouldn’t Have Been This Hard

By: Wednesday December 22, 2010 1:15 pm

It is with great joy that I note the Senate passage and today’s signing by President Obama of a bill that should lead to the eventual repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” The policy was pure discrimination, and has no place in a fair and equal society. But the events of the last few days would not have happened without the past two years of tireless advocacy from the grassroots. It was some of best, unrelenting political activism in recent times, for which many deserve credit.

That said, change shouldn’t be this hard.

 

Live Video: Gates, Mullen Testify at “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Hearing

By: Thursday December 2, 2010 6:50 am

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will face questioning on the Pentagon’s review of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today.

Petraeus’ Challenge to Obama

By: Tuesday May 25, 2010 12:50 pm

As I noted in this post, the front page NYT story putting Petraeus in charge of the paramilitary groups I will call “JUnc-WTF,” which are deployed in allied countries, reminded me of Eric Massa’s allegations that Dick Cheney and Petraeus were plotting a coup (though, as Massa describes it, it sounds more like an “election challenge”).

Pelosi: Administration Should Place A Moratorium On Discharges Under DADT

By: Saturday May 1, 2010 10:00 am

This essentially calls the Administration’s bluff.

Gates, Mullen Oppose Repealing DADT This Year

By: Friday April 30, 2010 4:10 pm

We finally have clarity from the Defense Department and the Joint Chiefs on the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy: they oppose it.

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