Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday condemned the leak of a Pentagon study looking at ending a ban on gays in the US military, launching a probe into the disclosure. The Pentagon had planned to announce the results of the internal review in December but the Washington Post published details of the study’s findings on […]
A Defense Department study group has found that the United States could lift its ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military with little risk to current war efforts, The Washington Post reported Thursday. “More than 70 percent of respondents to a survey sent to active-duty and reserve troops over the summer said […]
An emotional but unapologetic George W. Bush opened up about his tumultuous presidency Tuesday as he released memoirs in which he defiantly defends the Iraq invasion and the use of waterboarding. “I felt so strongly about the decisions I was making and I felt that history would understand,” Bush, who left office deeply unpopular at […]
by Maggie Van Ostrand
There’s a massive amount of bull in politics. Teddy Roosevelt came up with the name “bully pulpit,” which meant a great platform from which to “persuasively advocate an agenda,” but now we appear to be taking the phrase more literally. Politicians are stumping in neighborhood churches in an effort to gain support. What they are spouting from these pulpits is known as bull, and a far cry from Teddy Roosevelt’s definition. Prepare yourselves, there’s more coming.