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Asking Gay Americans to Wait

by Andrew Kessinger October 29, 2009

When President Obama signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law Wednesday, human rights advocates won a decent, but insufficient, victory.

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The Petit Prince, Part Deux

by Andrew Kessinger October 24, 2009

France’s most beloved children’s story, Le Petit Prince, leapt to life this week in what is surely a case of life imitating art. The latest developments in France suggest the same script, different cast.

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Reversal in Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy?

by Andrew Kessinger October 8, 2009

Is the Pentagon starting to reverse its support of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? This month’s Joint Force Quarterly boldly asserts, “there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that unit cohesion will be negatively affected if homosexuals serve openly.”

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Dinner with Ahmadinejad

by Andrew Kessinger September 28, 2009

Very rarely are mere students afforded the chance to meet with heads of state, so when invited to dine with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this week, I accepted.

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You Can’t Read This In China

by Andrew Kessinger August 14, 2009

Chinese Internet users won a small but encouraging victory on Thursday when Information Technology Minister, Li Yizhong, eased the controversial requirement to install website-filtering software on all new personal computers.

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Europe is Closing Guantanamo

by Andrew Kessinger August 2, 2009

Thanks to renewed transatlantic cooperation, President Barack Obama is one small step closer to keeping his campaign promise to close the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention center.

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