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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Also Gendered?

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Also Gendered?

Yesterday the Associated Press addressed an interesting issue that’s popped up with the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Women in active services make up about 15%, while out of the 619 people dismissed from the military over sexual orientation last year, [...]

October 10, 2009 Culture and Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog
A "Magic" Town Hall with Senator Arlen Specter

A "Magic" Town Hall with Senator Arlen Specter

(From www.underthebutton.com) The Town Hall hosted by the College Democrats on October 9, 2009 began with a giant surprise. Senator Arlen Specter entered the Hall of Flags in Houston Hall, flanked by Magic Johnson, who endorsed him, referring playfully to [...]

October 10, 2009 Interviews, National, Soapbox Blog
….Seriously?

….Seriously?

I should wake up earlier. The blog posts are coming thick and fast on Obama’s just-announced Nobel Peace Prize. Here’s Freddie and Will, here’s Jim Henley and Thoreau, here’s Steve Menashi, Matt Yglesias, Kevin Drum, Democracy in America, Patrick Deneen, [...]

October 9, 2009 National, Soapbox Blog
More Stimulus update…

More Stimulus update…

After a meeting Monday, following up Obama’s radio address Saturday, officials came back saying that while the Obama administration is looking to help promote job creation, the path to a second stimulus package is unlikely. The New York Times this [...]

October 6, 2009 National, Soapbox Blog
More Stimulus?

More Stimulus?

In the traditional Sunday rush of political talk shows, Greenspan and a collection of Senators spoke out against a possible second stimulus package in response to “Obama[‘s] acknowledg[ment] he was exploring “additional options to promote job creation.” (Politico) More and [...]

October 5, 2009 National, Soapbox Blog
How seriously should one take this?

How seriously should one take this?

Like many people who keep The Washington Post and The New York Times minimized on their screens, I noticed immediately when ABC, Fox, and BBC reported on the facebook poll that asked if “Obama should be killed.” Though it was [...]

September 28, 2009 National, Soapbox Blog
The Next Big Bailout?

The Next Big Bailout?

One of the topics that has been catching my eye from all over the place this week has been the discussion of a newspaper bailout. Apparently this isn’t actually new news, and that’s understandable, sometimes I’m really behind on things. [...]

September 23, 2009 National, Soapbox Blog
Following the Virginia Gubernatorial Race…

Following the Virginia Gubernatorial Race…

Today, The Washington Post reported a close in the fifteen-point gap Republican candidate Robert McDonnell had over his Democratic opponent, R. Creigh Deeds. McDonnell now only leads Deeds (haha…that rhymes!) by four percentage points, 51%-47%. Among Deeds’ most recent converts [...]

September 20, 2009 National, Soapbox Blog
Thoughts on the Far Right

Thoughts on the Far Right

The dominating theme in political discourse since the inauguration has been crazy people. Birthers, Tenthers, Death-Panelers, Beck, Limbaugh, etc. Like Paris Hilton and other famous-for-being-famous lifestyle celebrities, they take over the discussion, and any attempt to move on to something [...]

September 19, 2009 Culture and Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog