- Nearly 8 in 10 Americans favor repealing DADT.
- Service members, by a large majority, say repealing DADT would cause no problems.
- Military leadership says, essentially, "Please repeal DADT. It's the right thing to do, and it won't hurt the military."
- It's obviously the right thing to do, morally speaking. Duh.
- President Obama wants to repeal DADT.
- The House of Representatives just approved a repeal of DADT by a vote of 250-175.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
"The Republican governor of Mississippi keeps a large portrait of the University Greys, the Confederate rifle company that suffered 100 percent casualties at Gettysburg, on a wall not far from a Stars and Bars Confederate flag signed by Jefferson Davis. Then there's the man himself. Rather than walking across the street from his office to the state capitol, he rides a hundred or so yards in the back seat of a large SUV, air conditioning on full blast."
Thursday, November 4, 2010
"Voters under 30 dropped from 18 percent [in 2008] to 11 percent [in 2010]; African-Americans from 13 percent to 10 percent, and Hispanics from 9 percent to 8 percent. Meanwhile, voters over 65, the one age category carried by John McCain, increased from 16 percent of the electorate to 23 percent."
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
- First black Republican congressman from the Deep South since Reconstruction: Tim Scott.
- First black woman to win a House seat from Alabama: Democrat Terri Sewell.
- The nation's first female Hispanic governor: Republican Susana Martinez in New Mexico.
- Oklahoma's first female governor: Republican Mary Fallin.
- First openly gay mayor in Lexington, Kentucky: Jim Gray.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
"Service industry jobs are the future and our future needs to have quality jobs for working families with living wages, affordable healthcare, paid time off, consistent hours, and basic respect. It's time for change in America, we hope this will be a turning point for all workers."
Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
"I suppose I arrived at my charitable commitment largely through guilt. I recognized early on, that my good fortune was not due to superior personal character or initiative so much as it was to dumb luck. I was blessed to be born in an advanced society with caring parents. So, I had the advantage of both genetics (winning the "ovarian lottery") and upbringing. As I looked around at those who did not have these advantages, it became clear to me that I had a moral obligation to direct my resources to help right that balance..."
"As I addressed my charitable purposes, all of this seemed pretty clear: I was only peripherally responsible for my own good fortune; I was morally duty bound to help those left behind by the accident of birth; America's root principle was equal opportunity but we were far from achieving it..."
"I am entranced by Warren's and Bill's visionary appeal to those who have accumulated unconscionable resources, to dedicate at least half of them back to purposes more useful than dynastic perpetuation."