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  • In Theory: The Pentagon takes an inclusive stance

    In Theory: The Pentagon takes an inclusive stance
    Protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation will now be part of the Defense Department’s equal-opportunity policy, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday, June 9.
  • In Theory: Is the Boy Scouts of America's religious freedom being threatened?

    In Theory: Is the Boy Scouts of America's religious freedom being threatened?
    Robert Gates, national president of the Boy Scouts of America, said last month he believes the organization’s ban on participation by openly gay adults “cannot be sustained” and called for a change to the policy. In an op-ed published...

    In Theory: Should the prison at Guantanamo be closed?

    The Pentagon has appointed an envoy tasked with shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The prison, which holds terror suspects including those involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, currently holds 164 detainees, 17 of whom are on hunger...

    In Theory: Does military spending betray America's religious ideals?

    America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-...

    City of Glendale seeks to honor sailors

    City of Glendale seeks to honor sailors
    The Glendale City Council on Tuesday agreed to write a letter asking the federal government to inscribe the names of 74 U.S. Navy sailors killed at sea decades ago — including one from Glendale — on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington,...