Political Blog Weekly: 8 January 2010

Welcome to the first Political Blog Weekly of 2010.  After a two-month break, it is time to get back in touch to what those around the internet are saying this week.  If you wish to have your articles highlighted on the PBW, please visit the Blog Carnival website to submit your work.  

Foreign Policy

Anthony presents Islamization of Europe: Barack Obama’s Support of Turkey posted at sannyasa.

This article discusses the possibility of Turkey being added into the European Union.  Concerned about the sudden spike of Muslims into the EU by the addition of Turkey, as well as those migrating into the continent, he calls on European leaders to put a stop to the growing Islamic domination of the world.

Surbhi Bhatia presents America and The Muslim World posted at The Viewspaper.

The author discusses the issues facing the United States and the Middle East, including stereotypes, prejudice, and mistrust.  Highlighting Obama’s speech in Egypt last year, the author hopes that the two sides will work on changing their perceptions of each other and replace the ignorance with knowledge and peace.

Israel’s Financial Expert presents Israel’s Financial Expert: Ron Paul is NOT anti-Semitic posted at Israel’s Financial Expert.

Discussing an exchange between Ron Paul and Ben Stein, where Stein referred to Paul’s argument that the terrorists exist because we are occupiers as anti-Semitic.

Related articles:
Sic Semper Tyrannis – "Drift into Extremism: Immigrant Communities and Terrorism – Adam Silverman, Ph. D."
Chicagoray’s Views and News – "Muslim Threatens Jews Taken Off Flight..Why no hate crime?"
Just Politics..? – "How Obama Can Improve Airline Security"

Health Care Reform

Manuel presents Let?s talk Health Care eh? posted at Teen Conservative.

Highlighting the comments by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during his address before the California assembly last week.  Also addressing the lack of transparency by Reid and Pelosi over the committee hearings to combine the Senate and House bills.

Scott Spiegel presents The Democrats’ Tower of Babel posted at Scott Spiegel.

The author discusses how the House and Senate has to work to combine two very different bills together.  Both bills passed by slim majorities, so there is a chance that the combined bill will not pass in Congress.  

Related articles:
Vulcan’s Hammer – "Californians will foot the bill"
Open Congress – "Senate Bill Could Undermine the Ban on Pre-Existing Condition Discrimination, Progressives Say"
Cato @ Liberty – "Medicaid’s Cash Cab"

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Partisanship

vjack presents Delegitimizing Obama posted at Atheist Revolution.

Exploring the practice by the Republicans to "delegitimize" President Obama by being obstructionists in the Congress.  Noting that there isn’t anything wrong with being obstructionists, the author thinks that the Republicans should offer more alternatives to improve the legislation coming from the Democrats.

Leah L. Burton presents From the Great Beyond? The World According to Palin posted at God’s Own Party?.

The author criticizes the way Sarah Palin has used her children to promote her own political agenda.  This includes her interference with her daughters custody battle over her grandchild.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Shameless Republicans On Christmas Attack posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

MadKane shares with us a catchy little poem about the reaction by some Republicans over the failed Christmas Day bomb plot in Detroit.

Related articles:
QandO – "The National Political Scene"
Right Wing Nut House – "Sarah Palin as the Pivot for ‘New’ GOP"
Pambie – "Sucks"

Miscellaneous

Joe Manausa, MBA presents Three Keys To Selling A Home In 2010 posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog.

REMARKS:  If you want to sell your home, you need to understand what today’s homebuyer is doing so that you can attract the one that will eventually own your home. Fortunately, the National Association of REALTORS® just released its 2009 PROFILE OF HOME BUYERS AND SELLERS report, which is chock full of information that is invaluable to an active home seller.

Our lone non-political submission for the week (and the only one to leave remarks on his submission) discusses how the current housing market is flooded with homes waiting to be sold.  The author recommends that those who don’t need to sell their homes to wait until the current inventory sells off so the market can stabilize.  

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