Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lame Duck Session 2010, Flying Straight

I have followed politics for quite some time and as lame duck congresses go, this one stepped up and got things done like few before.  Among its accomplishments a nuclear non-proliferation treaty.  A 911 health fund law.  Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed.  a food safety bill got passed.  Finally a temporary economic fix to renew tax breaks and unemployment benefits.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Opponents of DADT are running  out of justification for opposing repeal of this policy.  First we were told we need to wait and follow the lead of our generals.  The head of the joint chiefs has said that congress should repeal DADT.  Then we were told it might be disruptive to the troops and we should wait for the results of a survey.  %70 of our military believes that repealing DADT will have little negative effect or no effect at all on troop readiness and morale.  No word yet on what the next excuse for not repealing DADT will be, but you can bet there will be another one soon enough.