A friend posted this poster on her Facebook timeline. In case you were wondering why there is a Memorial Day, which was originally “Decoration Day” to honor the dead of the U.S. Civil War, go to this Veterans Administration link. Remember.
President Bill Clinton’s compromise for LGBT persons serving in the armed forces has officially ended under President Barack Obama’s watch. For some reason, I don’t recall the word “cave” or “weak” splashed across the headlines when Clinton was tackling this issue back in ’93. Or maybe I wasn’t paying attention. Or maybe Al Gore hadn’t […]
But I firmly believe that when innocent people are being brutalized; when someone like Qaddafi threatens a bloodbath that could destabilize an entire region; and when the international community is prepared to come together to save many thousands of lives—then it’s in our national interest to act. And it’s our responsibility. This is one of […]
Very few people will say this, but this has been a big week for President Obama. The “Big Deal” tax cuts are moving forward, and today’s Senate vote (61 – 35) to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was yet another victory for the Obama administration. Critics of the administration’s slow peddling, DOJ filings against court […]
Today is Veterans Day in the U.S., the day men and women who have served in the country’s armed forces are honored. Many wreaths will be laid today at war memorials here in DC and around the country. Parades will lift up local heroes. Our attentions will focus on the 23 million veterans living among […]