If you couldn't tell, December has been a pretty slow month at The Midnight Review, partially because of some slow news cycles and because it has been a very busy couple weeks. For that reason, this weeks Pick Of The Week is one single headline - the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
The Senate passed a bill repealing the military's 17-year-old discriminatory policy against gays with a 65-31 vote. A handful of Republicans - the ones typically called RINOs - voted in favor of the legislation. The House passed a version of the bill three days ago.
What is interesting is that despite having a clear majority, Republicans are throwing a temper tantrum by claiming they won't vote on a new START treaty. It is nice to see them try to increase their obstructionist behavior in the face of a Democratic success.
I wonder if they will add repeal of this repeal to their overall legislative agenda next year, along with repeal and replace of health care reform.