Political Blog Weekly: 22 May 2009

Cap and Trade

"Cap and Trade: The Waxman-Markey Pay to Play"
Originally published:  21 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Exploring the members who will benefit from cap and trade, and what likely impact it might have on other industries.

"Waxman-Markey Clears Energy And Commerce Committee"
Originally published:  21 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Updating the status of the cap and trade bill, and how important the role of China might play in the future passage of the bill.

"Climate Bill Passes its First Hurdle Relatively Unscathed"
Originally published:  22 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Exploring the flaws and potential future of the Waxman-Markey climate bill as it prepares to enter the Congress.

Cheney v Obama

"Obama Misses the Mark Again on Detainees"
Originally published:  21 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing the early actions and statements made by Obama regarding Gitmo, and how he is hurting our efforts to combat terrorism.

"Dueling Speeches and Ragtag Terrorists"
Originally published:  21 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Comparing the two speeches made by Obama and Cheney on the same day regarding national security.

"Dear Cheney: Torture is NOT a Path to Justice"
Originally published:  21 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing the recent Obama/Cheney national security speeches, and responding to the positions made by Cheney on the handling of terrorists.

Obama & Notre Dame

"Thoughts on Obama’s speech at Notre Dame"
Originally published:  18 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing the speech by Obama during the graduation ceremony at Notre Dame, and comparing it to the hype leading up to it.

"How will President Obama handle his moment "on the spot" in South Bend?"
Originally published:  16 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking at the issue surrounding Obama’s visit to Notre Dame and the debate over abortion.

"An Olive Branch – With No Olives"
Originally published:  17 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking at Obama’s call for common ground on abortion during his speech at Notre Dame.

California

"California Leads the Way to Bankruptcy"
Originally published:  18 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Exploring the issues behind California’s fiscal crisis and the referendums the state was to vote on this past week.

"So Will The Federal Government Bail Out California?"
Originally published:  20 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking at the fiscal crisis California has gotten herself into, and if the Federal government will bail them out.

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Miscellaneous

"Is there still any doubt that history is repeating itself?"
Originally published:  20 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Comparing the similarities of the Obama Administration and the FDR Administration regarding government spending, and how both hurt the economy.

"Terror suspects wanted to commit jihad..Converted In Prison and ‘Proof Islam Travels To The Lowest Points Of Society Wherever It’s Found’"
Originally published:  21 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Covering the news story out of New York about how they wanted to attack Jewish Temples and military aircraft.

"Credit Card Reform: Inside the CARD Act of 2009"
Originally published:  20 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Examining the points of the Credit Card, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009.

"The Nincompoop Left"
Originally published:  20 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Highlighting the actions and comments by some of those on the left.

"The Triumph of the Independents Confirmed"
Originally published:  21 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Reviewing the impact and influence the independent-minded voters of society have over the successes and losses of political parties over the years.

"Our New Drug Czar on Legalization: An Emphatic ‘No’"
Originally published:  22 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Examining the positions held by Gil Kerlikowske regarding drug enforcement and legalization.

"Real ID’s: Why Are We Frustrated With Government"
Originally published:  20 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Looking at the cause and effect of having a national ID card, and the problems with obtaining new IDs without proper documentation.

"CAFE Kills"
Originally published:  21 May 2009
Submitted by:  The Right Wing
Summary:  Looking at the impact government regulations on fuel mileage has on the American automobile market.

"US-Iran talks likely to start in mid-June"
Originally published:  21 May 2009
Submitted by:  U.S. Common Sense
Summary:  Questioning if the June 4th gathering in Egypt will initiate the dialogue between the U.S. and Iran, and what concessions we might make.

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