Nathaniel Frank's blog

One Hundred Days of Silence

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Just as Republicans are beginning to realize that gay marriage may not remain a winning wedge issue forever, conservative lawmakers are reportedly setting out to use gays in the military to divide President Obama and the military.

The Road to Gays in the Military Runs through Iowa

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Last week, just as Iowa decided it was ready to let gay couples marry, Rachel Maddow asked Colin Powell if the nation was ready to let gay patriots serve openly and honestly in the military.

Laying Blame Where Blame is Due

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One of the biggest military myths is that elite universities have banned R.O.T.C., but it didn't happen.

Who Bears Responsibility for R.O.T.C.'s Alienation?

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Apologists for discrimination are at it again.

Palm Center Releases First-Ever Statistical Study On Gays and Unit Cohesion

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First-ever statistical study on gays and unit cohesion finds no connection

Ending Confusion About "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

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What's the difference between the "law" and the "policy"?

An Old Narrative About Gays in the Military Re-emerges

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It’s interesting to watch how new narratives evolve—and are created—when it comes to ongoing national dialogues about critical issues like gays in the military...

Does Tolerance Require Tolerating Intolerance?

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Many are dissapointed with Obama's pick of Rick Warren for the inauguration invocation, but might engagement work?

Timing for Repeal?

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Now that some of the dust has settled from the recent debate over how fast to move on gays in the military under an Obama administration, we can step back and take a look at where we are...

Notes for President-Elect Obama

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President-Elect Barack Obama has said he supports the repeal of the current policy banning open gays in the military. Yet movement on “don’t ask, don’t tell” remains uncertain. Here’s what the president-elect should keep in mind…
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