After months of disappointment, President Barack Obama may finally appease jilted gay supporters in the days to come by advancing the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. At the Daily Beast, Anthony Woods, a nine-year veteran discharged for coming out of the closet, celebrates the end of “this bigoted policy”:
Right now, when [...]
Conservatives once purported to believe in a set of ideas and ideals. But now it seems they only believe in acquiring political power for power’s sake. Thus, they all too often avoid substantive discussion about controversial issues like ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ And so it is that they are losing the battle for America.
Given her public record as governor, and given her pronouncements on public-policy matters, no one should be surprised by Sarah Palin’s refusal to endorse prominent conservative candidates for national office. Why, then do some conservatives (like FrumForum’s Tim Mak) seem to expect Palin to act differently? Why do they expect Palin to act more like a true conservative politician?
My maternal grandfather and my father both had something to hide. One made it into military service, the other didn’t.
Growing up as a poor boy in the country my grandfather was a crack-shot and, like most in his generation was eager to serve his country. He slipped through the medical exams and the eye tests. In many [...]