Political Blog Weekly: 8 May 2009

Republican Revival

"More ‘Wrong Headed’ Advice for Republicans"
Originally published:  4 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing the exchange between Senators DeMint and Specter and the comments made by Michael Barone.

"McCain’s Opinion of the GOP Base"
Originally published:  5 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Critiquing some of the flaws in the Republican base, and how they might be able to return to message of Reagan.

"If Reagan Tolerated Moderates, Why Can’t Today’s Conservatives?"
Originally published:  4 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking into the pre-programmed response to the label "moderate" by some Republicans.

"Saving The GOP: Time to Get Back To Basics"
Originally published:  5 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Analysing how the GOP can return to strength by living up to their core standards.

"Why We Should Be Talking About Education PT I"
Originally published:  8 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking into the attempts by the Obama Administration to end DC’s school voucher program, and why the GOP should be promoting it.

"The Failure of The Republican Party And How They Might Recover"
Originally published:  3 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking into different ways for the Republican Party to regain Congressional seats and retake Washington.

"Don’t Call it a Comeback"
Originally published:  1 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Analysing what is wrong with the current Republican Party and how the switch by Specter might spur the change that is needed.

"A Rush to Judgement: Limbaugh and the GOP"
Originally published:  6 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking at the baggage Limbaugh brings to the Republican Party, and what they can do to transition away from him.

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Miscellaneous

"How A Swine Flu Pandemic Affects Our Economy"
Originally published:  6 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking into the impacts the fear of a pandemic has on macro and micro economic systems.

"The Taliban Resurgence"
Originally published:  6 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking into the history of US political and military involvement in Afghanistan, and how Obama should proceed to tackle the problem.

"Cato Study on Drug Decriminalization in Portugal"
Originally published:  4 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking to Portugal to see how the US would handle a change in the current drug laws to a more "federalistic" approach.

"John Edwards Campaign PAC Under Investigation"
Originally published:  4 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking into the investigation of the use of PAC funds to pay for Rielle Hunter’s work and her involvement with the Edwards family.

"Mass Media and Violent Events"
Originally published:  6 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Questioning the impact 24-hour news coverage has on the accuracy of information being provided to the general public.

"What Kind of Country Do We Want To Be?"
Originally published:  6 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Questioning our moral position in the world based upon our practices of torture.

"$3.4 Trillion In Spending, $17 Billion In ‘Savings’"
Originally published:  7 Mary 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking at the word games Washington is using to sell their new budget proposal to the general public.

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