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Mitt Romney Accidentally Confronts A Gay Veteran; Awesomeness Ensues

 

I think this kind of candor is essential in this election. Here is a link to a really emotional video that captures a conversation between a gay veteran and Romney.

Mitt Romney Accidentally Confronts A Gay Veteran; Awesomeness Ensues.

Lonely Men on Campus: Student Veterans Struggle to Fit In – Alex Horton – The Atlantic

“Though the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that the number of veterans enrolled in college will hit a three-year high, they still aren’t a sizable presence. (In sharp contrast with the 1946 numbers, veterans accounted for just one percent of the undergraduate population at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.) Not surprisingly, two long, unpopular wars fought by an all-volunteer force, on behalf of a thankful yet unburdened public, have produced second-order effects. Civilian students are often unaware of their peers who have wartime experience, and veterans often conceal their pasts from those who might not understand them.”

via Lonely Men on Campus: Student Veterans Struggle to Fit In – Alex Horton – The Atlantic.

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