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Obama’s First Weekly Address Goes Virtual

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Posted by Milo Taibi
Categories: Domestic Policy, Media, Videos, Wall Street,

On November 14th, President-elect Barack Obama posted his first weekly address on youtube. The address’ length was about three minutes and thirty seconds long, briefly addressing a variety of issues. Among other topics, (such as health care, the economic crisis, and education) President-elect Obama discussed his green energy plans: “...investing $150 billion dollars to build an American green energy economy that will create five million new jobs, while freeing out nation of the tyranny of …

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Can We Expect a Return of the Fairness Doctrine?

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Posted by Cynthia Guenthner
Categories: Media,

Following the Democrats’ capturing the White House and gaining 6 seats in the Senate and 19 in the House, there’s a good possibility we’ll see a revival of the so-called “Fairness Doctrine.” Sal alluded to this in one of his blogs, and I’d like to further elaborate. From 1949-1987, the Fairness Doctrine ruled the broadcast industry. It was originally designed to ensure a “balance” of opinions over the airwaves when only three or four major …

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Making Christmas stress free

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Posted by Colleen McKie
Categories: Advice, Editorials, How To, Humor,

So, with just a little over a month left until Christmas I have decided this year that I am going to have all my gifts bought and wrapped by the first of December.  I don’t have a lot of people to buy for, but I do have a tendency to go overboard with the shopping and I am one of those manic shoppers who is still picking up odds and ends December 24th then rushing …

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Polar opposites - Canada/US relations and Afghanistan

I don’t know how frequently Filibuster Soup readers have a glance at the major Canadian dailies like the National Post or the Globe and Mail, but in the last month an astonishing thing has happened between my Canadian homeland and the U.S. Canada is now the right-wing country, and America the left. ...

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I Thought It Was Patriotic

All of these people telling me to support my President, and rally behind him is starting to agitate me. Yes. Barack Obama is my new President, and I will support him, and I do hope he’s successful, but, the same people telling me I should do so are the same people who say “it’s Patriotic to question, and disagree with your President.” They are the same people who said, “George Bush is NOT my President.” …

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Barney’s Bite—His Farewell to the White House Media

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Posted by Cynthia Guenthner
Categories: Humor, Media, Videos,

Now that the highly-emotional campaign and election are over, I think we could all stand a few laughs. You’ve probably already seen this video, but in case you haven’t, check out First Dog Barney Bush, as he greets Reuters reporter Jonathan Decker with a not-so-friendly chomp on the finger. Video after the jump....

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Obama win: A republican’s thoughts the morning after

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Posted by Rob Stevens
Categories: Editorials, Elections,

Waking up on a chilly Wednesday morning following the most historic election that I’ve ever had the privilege to be part of, I know that we are simply one step closer to fixing the problems in our country. As a Republican, I understood early on that this election had to be about more than ideology, more than race, and more than age. It had to be about getting Americans to stop thinking about themselves, and …

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Hope All You Want, Voter Turnout Won’t Change

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Posted by Steve Woodhead
Categories: Elections, History,

Despite all the talk about having a candidate that inspired the youth vote, brought out the black vote out in droves, and was one-half (or four-fifths, or the whole enchilada, depending on who you’re reading) of the most fevered and costly campaign in US history, America watched the election with bated breath, and voting day finally yawned, scratched itself, and rolled over.  In other words, it mustered only the energy to increase the voter turnout …

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President-Elect of the United States of America:  Barack Obama

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Posted by Cecilia
Categories: Editorials, Elections,

On Tuesday, November 4, 2008, Barack Obama became President-Elect of the United States of America. The significance of this election extends far beyond partisan politics. In fact, it surpasses what we have known, redefining politics for a new generation. This is a cultural shift, evidenced by the amount of voters mobilized this Election Day. People of all ages, races, and classes made a decision to move forward into a new sphere of American politics. This …

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Learn From History

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Posted by Sal Traina
Categories: Editorials, Elections, History,

If you’re upset by Republican Presidential Nominee John McCain’s loss to Democrat Barack Obama, take a deep breath. Everything will be alright. Every time our country has a one-party majority, things screw up majorly. Like I’ve written many times before, most people like to ignore history. Democrat Bill Clinton had a Democratic majority in Congress, and it was a disaster. It wasn’t until after two years of failed policies, and one mistake after another, that …

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