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On Our Radar – Bowe Bergdahl – Our Imperfect American Son

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 12:13 PM June 8, 2014
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If a soldier becomes disillusioned and eats his gun, we’re full of sympathy, but if he walks away we disown him? Today, Bowe Bergdahl, our imperfect American son, is On Our Radar.

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Everything You Need To Know To Enjoy Clay Aiken’s Quest For Congress

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:35 AM May 9, 2014
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We are about to be treated to a most interesting congressional race. Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the heck out of it from afar.

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On Our Radar – The Sweet Revenge Of Acorn

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:30 AM March 30, 2014
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Mighty Oaks from little Acorns grow. Today the sweet revenge of Acorn is On Our Radar.

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On Our Radar – Winning Gay

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:47 AM March 23, 2014
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Why care about changing hearts and minds if after they’ve changed, we stand behind a wall throwing stones? Today, how we win is On Our Radar.

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Retired Justice John Paul Stevens Calls For Six New Constitutional Amendments

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:15 PM March 6, 2014
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End gerrymandering, restrict gun ownership, and impose campaign finance laws. Retired Justice John Paul Stevens thinks America desperately needs six new constitutional amendments.

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Russia’s Culture Of Anti-LGBT Bigotry Is Seeping Across Its Borders

by Casey Michel ● 5:30 PM February 24, 2014
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The recent spike of anti-LGBT legislation and animus out of Russia has been as wrenching as it’s been publicized, and as we’ve seen recently, such bigotry is seeping into other post-Soviet states.

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WARNING: US LGBT Organizations Falling Into Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Trap

by Eric Ethington ● 9:16 AM February 21, 2014
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As it turns out, both our national LGBTQ rights organizations and President Obama are falling right into the trap set by anti-gay leaders in Africa — especially Uganda.

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Croatia’s Anti-Gay Voters Yield to a Xenophobic Tilt in Eastern Europe

by Tanya Domi ● 12:12 PM December 24, 2013
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Croatian voters recently passed a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage that reflects consistent regional anti-gay attitudes, but also gives credence to a rise in extreme right-wing xenophobia in Europe according to co-authors Reuf Bajrovic and Tanya Domi   When Croatia became the newest member of the European Union on 1 July 2013, its entry—the first [...]

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President Obama Issues Christmas Pardons

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 1:17 PM December 20, 2013
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The president used his executive power to pardon or commute the sentences of twenty-one felons yesterday, many of them drug offenders serving long mandatory sentences.

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Organizers Of Lady Gaga Concert Will Fight Fine For Harming Children

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:04 AM November 16, 2013
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Planet Plus, the concert promoters who brought Lady Gaga to Moscow will appeal the fine levied because her pro-gay comments harmed children, even though the amount of the fine was insignificant.

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Transgender Military Equality: The Time Is Now

by Guest Author ● 7:02 PM August 12, 2013
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Brynn Tannehill argues that nearly three years following the repeal of DADT, why the time is right now for transgender military equality

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The Tea Party Vision – Allow Me To Say Out Loud What You Already Know

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 9:00 AM August 10, 2013
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The Tea Party has a “big picture” vision and gay people are not in it. Neither are black people, Hispanic people, or outspoken women. Why do we pretend we don’t know what they really want?

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Post DOMA: Now That Gays Can Marry, What About D-I-V-O-R-C-E?

by Guest Author ● 1:11 PM July 8, 2013
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Professor Katherine Franke takes on the thorny issues of how divorce between gay and lesbian couples will confront stereotypical notions of gender and what that could mean for gay and lesbian families

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Follow Me: Military LGBT Will Lead Marriage Equality Implementation

by Guest Author ● 9:38 AM June 28, 2013
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Bridget Wilson, one of America’s top lawyers practicing military law, presents the revolutionary ways life will change for gay service members and their families in a post-DOMA world, although some significant problems remain