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Liz Cheney's group quotes U.S. military leaders out of context to attack President Obama's Afghanistan policy. Read more» 1

A Tomahawk missile is fired by the destroyer U.S.S. Barry on Sunday.

Three days and nights of air strikes by allied forces have effectively created a no-fly zone across the northern part of the country, but do not appear to have given the rebels the edge needed to push back forces on the ground that are loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Read more»

Smart v. Stupid: Men and women who are now serving in the military have no cowardice about serving with gay men and lesbians. Gay men and lesbian women certainly harbor no cowardice – or even reluctance – about serving. The only cowards in the room seem to be John McCain and his party. Read more» 4

McCain at a hearing of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Comprehensive Working Group report, Thursday.

U.S. Sen. John McCain, in a challenge to the Pentagon, said a study on the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy is flawed that the military should be "cautious" about allowing gays to openly serve in a time of war. The study, released Tuesday, showed that an overwhelming majority of troops thought that repealing the law prohibiting "out" gays from serving would not harm their unit's effectiveness. Read more» 1

It’s ironic—though perhaps that’s too kind a term—to note that at the moment the U.S. poverty rate is reaching a 15-year high the nation is engaged in whether to offer additional tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 per year. (For a single adult in 2009, the poverty line was $10,830 in pretax cash income. For a family of four it was $22,050.) Read more»