The Overdue End of Don't Ask Don't Tell

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVAgz6iyK6A&feature=player_embedded Commenting on this enormously popular, moving video of an Alabama soldier coming out to his father on the day that the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” finally went into effect, Andrew Sullivan analyzed, reminisced, and celebrated: This is gay America, ladies and gentlemen: the ordinariness, the humanity, the pain, the promise. And the [Read More...]

The Executive Branch WILL Continue Enforcing DOMA, Just Will Not DEFEND It In Court

Get ready for the deceptive meme to come flying your way that the Obama administration is abnegating its responsibilities to enforce law by not enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act. The administration will continue to enforce the unconscionable law, it will only not defend it from legal challenges in court. Others, starting with the House [Read More...]

Birther Madness In The Republican Party

Anderson Cooper interviews Montana State Representative Bob Wagner who refuses to admit that he knows either that President Obama was born in America or even that being born in America makes someone a citizen: Stupefyingly, Representative Wagner is representative of more than 50% of likely Republican primary voters: Birthers make a majority among those voters [Read More...]

Sullivan Sums Up Palin

I cannot resist reproducing Andrew Sullivan’s post in full, since it so well encapsulates my response to Palin’s speech this morning: The leader of the GOP base has told us a lot today. She has told us two things. She can see absolutely nothing awry in the inflammatory and violent rhetoric she and others have deployed [Read More...]

Happy Birthday To The Daily Dish

Andrew Sullivan is celebrating his first ten years of blogging, which included helping to innovate the form way back in the year 2000.  I’ve only been reading Andrew since Thanksgiving 2007 when his Atlantic article endorsing Obama blew my mind and sold me on Obama. By the fall of 2008, I was a Dish addict [Read More...]

Blogging As An Embodiment Of An American Ideal

Andrew Sullivan argues: I believe the blogosphere first truly gained traction in America for a good reason. There is something about blogging’s freedom from the constraints of conventional journalism that captures an American ideal: civic engagement totally free of anyone else’s influence. It is an ideal of a fourth estate hostile to authorities public and [Read More...]


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