Today’s exciting release of the long-awaited Pentagon report for the Secretary of Defense on the effects of repealing Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell will say that allowing gay and lesbian military servicemembers to serve openly would have little lasting impact on the U.S. armed forces.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday November 30, 2010 11:42 am|
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday November 28, 2010 8:01 pm|
Despite five terms in the Senate, this is how historians will likely memorialize McCain: the last great civil-rights filibusterer, in the sorry, backwards tradition of Strom Thurmond and Richard Russell.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday October 17, 2010 8:01 pm|
The Palm Center, which has done heroic work to get Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell repealed, by studying and sharing how other countries’ militaries have succeeded with open service and by documenting the implications of DADT repeal, has a new website you might want to check out.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday May 27, 2010 7:59 am|
Well, the pro-”repeal” folks seem to have talked Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) into supporting their sham compromise, although they needed to add another step to the process to get his vote: a 60-day post-report review process to ensure Congress is happy with the certification provided by the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday May 25, 2010 6:00 am|
The Lieberman sham compromise on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell cedes control of the military from the law-making and law-executing branches of government to the United States military. In effect, this law says open service is legal, but only when the military pleases.