August 2009 Blueprints in Brief

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Blueprints in Brief, August 2009

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TRUTH SQUAD CORRECTS INACCURACIES BY THE PRESIDENT AND OTHERS

Soldiers listeningA working group put together by the Palm Center and the Williams Institute and comprised of retired general officers, scholars and a former member of Congress issued a statement July 27th in response to inaccurate or misleading statements made about "don't ask, don't tell." (Read more.)


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NEW REPORT ON GAY EFFORTS TO BLOCK EXECUTIVE ORDER

Soldier Walking TanksOn July 28, 2009 The Palm Center released a report by Aaron Belkin, about efforts by gay and gay-friendly activists, journalists and others to block consideration of an executive order suspending "don't ask, don't tell." (Read more.)

OBAMA'S DEFENSE OF GAY DISCHARGES CONTRADICTED BY USE OF SIGNING STATEMENTS

Obama waving to solidersPresident Obama's use of signing statements-a presidential authorization to ignore portions of Congressional law-is being criticized by scholars who study gay rights for directly contradicting his defense of ongoing gay troop discharges. (Read more.)

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