Archive for: January 7, 2008

January 7, 2008

Emotional Moment for Clinton in N.H.

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Democrats - 07 Jan 2008

Speaking to an intimate group of undecided voters this morning at a cafe in Portsmouth, Hillary Clinton showed a rare emotional side. The last question of the Q&A breakfast session came from Maryann Pernold, a 64-year-old undecided Democrat. Pernold …

Bruised in Iowa, Clinton, Romney Change Styles

MANCHESTER, N.H. — After candidates who portrayed themselves as agents of change won the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney — the Democratic and Republican stalwarts defeated there — embraced the lesson, swiftly and drastically changing their campaigning styles.

Focus Turns to the Independent Voters

Filed under: Uncategorized - 07 Jan 2008

As the presidential race moves from Iowa to New Hampshire, independent voters take on added importance, particularly for Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama.

An Education Long Overdue For Hugo Chavez

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez is not known for his political polish. When thinking of Chavez, the words hyperbole and bluster easily come to mind. The former tank commander often sounds paranoid about the possibility of his assassination or overthrow. In …

Happy 201st Birthday Robert E. Lee

Filed under: History - 07 Jan 2008

Some people call it a contradiction to remember the birthday of Robert E. Lee during the birthday week of Martin Luther King. But, Dr. Edward C. Smith, a respected African-American Professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C., has …

Another World Nightmare Is There No End In Sight?

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,In The News - 07 Jan 2008

I am saddened by the death of Benazir Bhutto in the country she loved, and those others killed with her. It is not fitting for me to attempt to delve into the politics and religious extremism surrounding these murders, or …

The Olympics, China’s Next Step Forward

The CPC [The Chinese Peoples Communist Party] aka PRC [Peoples Republic of China] took control of the mainland Chinese government under the leadership of Mao Zedong in 1949. China is a country of many cultures, languages and political beliefs. Chairman …

I Don’t Want Your Kid to Vote

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 07 Jan 2008

Every election year we are presented with stories about the vaunted “youth vote.” We are told how we must get the kids to the polls, we are told that the candidates are working hard to court the youth vote and …

New Year Fraught with Old Dangers

It is, of course, impossible to know for sure what dangers the United States will face in 2008. Russian aggressiveness, Chinese military investment, Pakistani instability, and the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are obvious threats that need to be …