Gays In The Military

Nick Russell on October 27th, 2011

On June 16, 1858, in a speech to delegates at the Illinois Republican State Convention, where they chose him to be their candidate for the U.S. Senate, running against Democrat Stephen A. Douglas, Abraham Lincoln said that "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I am reminded of Lincoln’s words every time I tune in […]

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Nick Russell on October 13th, 2010

If you turn a television on during the daytime, or watch any late night TV, you know how often viewers are bombarded with advertisement after advertisement telling them that if they have used just about any kind of prescription drug, fallen off a ladder, been in an accident, or ever had a hangnail, they can […]

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Nick Russell on September 15th, 2010

By all accounts, former Air Force Major Margaret Witt was both an excellent officer, and a highly competent flight nurse, who helped keep hundreds of wounded American soldiers alive as they were evacuated from combat zones in Afghanistan and the Middle East. During her career, Major Witt received highly complimentary efficiency reports and reviews for […]

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Nick Russell on February 3rd, 2010

Yesterday, Admiral Mike Mullen, the military’s top uniformed officer, publicly stated that gay men and women should be allowed to serve openly in uniform, arguing that it is “the right thing to do.” Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Admiral Mullen  said he is deeply troubled by a policy that forces people […]

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