Tag Archive for Military

CRA AD-68 Assembly Forum: Candidates Play “I’m More Conservative Than You Are” Game


A quirk in my schedule permitted me to attend Tuesday nights California Republican Assembly AD-68 forum at Orange City Hall last night featuring four Republicans running to replace Don Wagner in the assembly.  Chris Nguyen over at OC Political has a very, very homogenized play-by-play of the event and you can read it here.  To summarize,…

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Southern California has struck down the military’s ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military and rendered the nation’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy unconstitutional. From the story in the Washington Post: U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips of Riverside on Thursday granted a request for an injunction halting the government’s “don’t…

Why Can’t we learn from our Armed Forces?

I had the good fortune to spend this past week-end at Camp Pendelton. Camp Pendelton, home of the 1st Marines, is a wonderful institution that is a City onto itself. It has a lot of history to it as it seeks to respect that history while having an eye on the future. This hit me as I checked out the Museum on the base featuring some of the Tanks and other vehicles going as far back as World War II.