Here are the links for this week. I have placed the videos first and the articles second.
3am Girl Approves This Message Not the Other One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXmYVRIpu2w
Richardson on Endorcing Obama http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/23756215#23756215
Re: Barack Obama: ‘A More Perfect Union’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enaB5yj4HcE
A emotional reaction to Obama’s race speech
The Tide Is Turning: http://youtube.com/watch?v=7s9ubMQX7WE
Video- Bluewater is the New Green: http://think.mtv.com/044FDFFFF0098A08300170098DDC8/
This video discusses the proposal for a wind energy park off the shore of lower Delaware. This issue is currently up in the DE congress.
Video- Hatin’ on Hillary: http://think.mtv.com/044FDFFFF0098A08300170098D4B5/
Obama Breaks the Secret Code:http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ab26ee84-f762-11dc-ac40-000077b07658.html?nclick_check=A reflection about Obama’s Race Speech.
Hard Times Hit a Postage Stamp Land: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/world/europe/25andorra.html?em&ex=1206590400&en=0b206667f652b93a&ei=5087%0AThis article talks about Andorra a country the size of Queens between Spain and France whose economy is slowing down.
The Obama Doctrine: http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=the_obama_doctrine
This article is long but very well written and full of information. Here is a quote that stuck out for me, “they also share a formative experience with each other and with Obama. Each opposed the Iraq War at a time when doing so was derided by their colleagues, by journalists, and by the foreign-policy establishment. Each did so because they understood that the invasion and occupation ran counter to the goal of destroying al-Qaeda. And each bore the frustration of endless lectures on their lack of so-called seriousness from those who suffered from strategic myopia.”
Obama’s Speech on Race (Transcript): http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/18/us/politics/18text-obama.html?em&ex=1206590400&en=6eb9fd47e9f2bd75&ei=5087%0A
The transcript of the speech “everyone” has been talking about.
Obama Picks up Endorsement from Romney Backer: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/03/24/obama_picks_up_support_from_ro.html
I think this article shows that people are looking big picture when it comes to their choice for President. I feel that this man understands the role of the president well, he is a Constitutional scholar so I’m assuming that that helps😉
The Long Defeat: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/opinion/25brooks.html
“When you step back and think about it, she is amazing. She possesses the audacity of hopelessness. Why does she go on like this? Does Clinton privately believe that Obama is so incompetent that only she can deliver the policies they both support? Is she simply selfish, and willing to put her party through agony for the sake of her slender chance? Are leading Democrats so narcissistic that they would create bitter stagnation even if they were granted one-party rule?”
Pain at the Pump and Beyond: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/opinion/25tue1.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=login
I like this article because it shows what gas prices are in other countries and what these other countries are doing to lower the consumption of inefficient gasoline. It would be really nice if we were proactive in the US instead of reactive.
Passport Backlog Put Data More in Hands of Contractors: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/24/AR2008032402431.html
60% of passport work is done by contractors. Looks like more money needs to be appropriated to the State department so they can hire people to take care of passport work.
The Audasity of Rethoric: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/03/post_25.html
I share this to bring some balance to this post. This article discusses how Obama is very left and embraced the left Anti-American sect in pursuit of blackness.
Worried Democrats Wish for ‘Dream Ticket’: http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-03-24-Dreamteam_N.htm
An interesting breakdown of the possibility of a ‘Dream Ticket’ along with an analysis of VP candidate selection.
Clinton Unveils Plan to Ease Housing Crisis: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/03/24/ST2008032403267.html
Check out the video link in this article to see about Clinton’s proposal. Unfortunately, this article talks more about the bickering between the Obama and Clinton camps about who proposed a plan first than a good look at what Clinton is offering in her four point plan.
McCain Has Tough Words for Democrats on Iraq, Environment: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/03/24/mccain_has_tough_words_for_dem.html
This article is good only because it is a good short summary on what is going on with John McCain and these issues. I do have to say that when Sen. McCain is quoted saying, “In the event global warming proves dangerous,” I thought proves dangerous?!?!? What more proof do you need we have melting ice caps and an almost exponential increase in severe disasters.
Chelsey Clinton dismisses Lewinsky Question: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/
This question came from the release of some of Sen. Clinton’s first lady schedules that indicate that she was in the White House when at least 6 of the Lewinsky encounters occurred. Seems like the past is still haunting Sen. Clinton.
Stingy Senators Stiff GOP: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/stingy-senators-stiff-gop-2008-03-25.html
The GOP continues to be in trouble and can’t get help from those that have gotten its help the most…tisk tisk.
Needed Protection: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/25/AR2008032502439.html
I do agree with the D.C. and Virgina laws. I know parents don’t want to deal with their teenagers having sex but better safe than sorry.
Fortunate Daughter: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/25/AR2008032503172.html?hpid=artslot&sid=ST2008032503203
This article takes a look at John McCain’s 23 year old daughter Meghan.
Giant Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapses: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/03/080325-antarctica-photo.html
China Protests U.S. Mistaken Arms Parts Shipment: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/26/AR2008032600666.html
Healthy and Green Dry Cleaning: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/green-dry-cleaning.html
The cover of The New Republic features a fusion of Obama and Clinton…its kinda crazy. Check it out for yourself.
Hillary Clinton Does Macedonia: http://www.theglobalist.com/DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=6881
This article looks into one of the trips Hillary Clinton made on behalf of her husband when he was in office.
Beijing Olympics — After the Tourch Burns Out (Part 1): http://www.theglobalist.com/DBWeb/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=6878
A reflection of the affects of the Beijing Olympics on everyday Chinese.
Beijing Olympics — After the Tourch Burns Out (Part 2): http://www.theglobalist.com/storyid.aspx?StoryId=6879
Part 2 looks at what could have been given to everyday Chinese instead of building new Olympic structures.
8 Simple Things I Like About You: http://capitolpunishment.blogs.cnn.com/2008/03/26/8-simple-things-i-like-about-you/
This political humor article discusses things that the columnist likes about Hillary Clinton.
Chicago Battles Rise in Teen Murders : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23824652/
Clinton Tactics Turn Off Some Superdelegates: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/03/26/820834.aspx
We Have Questions. Questions About Questions: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/26/AR2008032602759.html?wpisrc=newsletter&wpisrc=newsletter
White America’s Blind Spot: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/03/white_americas_blind_spot.html
“Black history, meanwhile, makes it possible for many to accept the theory advanced by Wright that white men invented the AIDS virus to destroy black populations. After all, the 40-year Tuskegee syphilis study, in which about 400 black men with syphilis were left untreated and uninformed as part of an experiment, was conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Public Health Service.”
Obama Speech Fuels Easter Sermons: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/23/us/politics/23churches.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&sq=march%2023,%202008&st=nyt&scp=4
A really good article discussing preachers perspectives on Easter sermons and their overall role as shepherds to their flocks.
Mulligan Primary: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/23/magazine/23wwln-safire-t.html?ref=magazine
As a langauge lover, I love this weekly feature of the NY Times Magazine each Sunday…enjoy this week’s look at the origins of the word Mulligan.
McCain Outlines Foreign Policy: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/26/AR2008032603208.html?wpisrc=newsletter&wpisrc=newsletter
The Straight Talk Express on Foreign Relations…