| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:05 AM
In his July 12 letter, "In 2012, Americans should vote with their heads, not just their hearts," William W. McCollum offered sage advice: Voters should select a president by using their heads. In disagreeing with the letter writer, however, I believe that...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:21 PM
The Pentagon is honoring all of its gay, lesbian and transgender service members and civilians. The ceremony is the first since repealing it's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:32 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- At least 4 light planes were forced to land after violating airspace restrictions during President Obama's visit to Los Angeles.
An F-16 fighter jet intercepted a private plane that violated flight restrictions just before 5 p.m....
| Jun 4, 2012
| 6:24 AM
PETOSKEY — The United States needs to implement a steady reduction in combat troops from Afghanistan, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., told the Petoskey News-Review editorial board during a sit-down interview last week.
Levin, the longest serving...
| May 22, 2012
| 9:00 AM
It was heartening to see current and past midshipmen speak openly of the salutary effect on the U.S. Naval Academyof repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy ("Mids describe smooth transition from 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,'" May 21). Your article,...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:55 AM
When his roommate at the Naval Academy said jokingly last year that Andrew Atwill was a homosexual, the midshipman told him to cut it out.
His friend didn't know it, Atwill says, but he really was gay — and under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy,...
| May 16, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Barack Obama made himself a one-term president last week by telling ABC, "I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married."
Up till now, he was politically savvy, saying his position was "evolving." But in repealing the military's "don't ask,...
| May 13, 2012
| 4:09 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C.(Reuters) - Mack McDowell likes to spend time at the local knife and gun show "drooling over firearms," as he puts it. Retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army, he has lined his study with books on war, framed battalion patches from his tours...
| May 13, 2012
As a political issue, same-sex marriage is like playing 3-D chess: Opponents of the idea need to move quickly because the game board is tilting slowly but steadily in favor of the other side.
It is a sign of how far the debate has moved, for example,...
| May 9, 2012
| 5:36 PM
A day after North Carolina became the 30th state to adopt a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions, President Obama became the first sitting president to say gay marriage should be legal.
The president made the...
| May 6, 2012
| 3:47 PM
As a ballot initiative to ban same sex-marriage comes to a vote in North Carolina this week, Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he was "absolutely comfortable" with the idea of same-gender marriage.
"I just think that the good news is that as more...