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Now That Obama Has Decried DOMA, Republicans Are All About Job Creation Again

President Obama has finally come through for his LGBT constituents by ordering the Justice Department to stop defending The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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Three Things Congress and Obama Accomplished

I’m the first to admit that I wasn’t particularly infected with Obama Fever and have been pretty skeptical of him so far. Mainly, the never-ending rhetoric of “hope” and “change” seemed like he was making too many vague promises, too many big promises, without any real chance of being able to follow through on them. […]

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Political Round-up: Republican Grinches, Trillion Dollar Bills, & First Responders

As this week wraps up, let’s take a look back at what’s happened and make a few educated (entirely speculative) guesses about the future. But first, do you ever feel like you’re on a carousel and keep passing the same waving parent, or it’s Groundhog Day and you keep eating the same diner breakfast, or […]

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Federal Judge Rules Health Care Bill Unconstitutional

While conservatives basically rode opposition to “Obamacare” to victory in the 2010 midterms, the bill’s been flying under the radar since November 2, with Congress far more preoccupied with tax cuts, DADT, and unemployment benefit extensions, and Republicans biding their time for 2011, when their swelled numbers will face better odds of dismantling the bill […]

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Political Round-up: WikiLeaks, Tax Cuts, DADT and More!

This week’s smorgasbord of political odds-and-ends is brought to you by my short attention span. Plus, doesn’t it seem like lots of stuff is, y’ know, happening this week? It’s no ratification of a defense spending bill or passage of a long-overdue nuclear war treaty (hey, everyone’s too busy picking out the least offensive holiday […]

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Will the Pentagon Study Help or Hurt DADT?

The official Pentagon study, which surveyed 115,000 troops and 44,200 spouses, was released yesterday, but not publicly, so all we have to go on are the anonymous claims made by people who’ve worked on it or been privy to its findings. Apparently, getting permission to read the results of a nationally pertinent study is harder […]

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The Worst Arguments Against Repealing DADT

Thanks to our lovely Ophelia, it came to my attention that Judge Joe Rehyanksy of Hamilton County, Tennessee published an article on The Daily Caller advocating for what amounts to corrective rape for lesbian troops. This is just the tip of the iceberg of unbelievable crud that’s been catapulted into the Internet-o-sphere regarding DADT and […]

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DADT: What to Expect in the Lame Duck Session

Today, Congress reconvenes for the lame duck session, and boy, do the Democrats have a lot of turkey on their plate! By “turkey,” I mean bills they either a) were unable to pass because of Republican filibustering or b) didn’t even attempt to pass because they knew the Republicans would filibuster them.