The Repeal of DADT: To March or to Sashay into the Future?

    On December 22, 2010, President Barack Obama signed a law that repeals the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays wishing to serve in the military. DADT was enacted by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was a considered by many liberals a compassionate turn from the military’s previous ban on gays’ serving in the military. In a somewhat ironic turn of fate, in order | Read More »

    Myopic Priorities of Personal Actions

    It is amazing to me that there can be such a disparity in reactions towards our public leaders based on their actions. For instance, take a comparison between the actions by David Patter and the media/political response vs. the actions of Rep. Charles Rangel. david patterson: yankees tix domestic violence interference Rep. Charles B. Rangel failed to report $75000.00 Tax Break Benefits A Contributor Failing | Read More »

    MINOR NEWS IN INTERESTING TIMES

    MINOR STORIES OF INTERESTING TIMES May you live in interesting times is an ancient Chinese aphorism and, for better or worse, we seem to be living in very interesting times.  Whether our times will be times to remember fondly is another matter entirely. None of the following stories come close to matching the newsworthiness of the debacle in Illinois where Governor Rod Blagosomething had a | Read More »