November 1, 2006
Well I picked a good day to get to a late start because it is pretty easy to figure out what the blogosphere is talking about today: John Kerry. His comments yesterday have garnered coverage from all over the blogosphere. Some of the more breaking news has been that Kerry’s campaign tour has been cut short indefinitely. Jeff Emmanuel of Red State has a fairly comprehensive round up of this recent development. Bits Blog has a bit of insight and comments on the fact that the audience laughed at this blotched joke. Patrick Hynes of ABP has video of McCain’s response to Kerry’s comments.
In other news, Captain Ed points out how wierd it is that Iran is willing to pay to get U.S. tourists to visit. You first!
Almost equally as wierd, a guy tried to heckle George Allen and got thrown to the ground. This comical post has a few words for our provocateur.
I didn’t notice any real “stand out” policy issues in the Kerry dominated sphere today. Tomorrow may give us more!
October 31, 2006
There has been quite a bit of attention given to the fact that Duncan Hunter is taking the initial steps towards a Presidential run in 2008. Patrick Hynes of ABP writes on this and thinks that Hunter will have a tremendous appeal to certain segments of Republican voters.
A surprise in the Maryland senate race has people in the sphere talking. A coalition of black democrats from Prince George’s county have shifted their support to Steele. James Joyner of outside the beltway quotes the Washington Post article that has the story and says that he thinks a 5.3% gap will still be hard to close a week away from election day.
Dominating the sphere is a hodge-podge of race specific posts from each side of the blogosphere. Bloggers are focusing in on polls and election day scenarios. The left has tended to reference some new majority watch polls that have been distributed recently. Erick at Red State has some thought provoking insight into the Webb/Allen race.
Policy Issues in the Sphere
October 26, 2006
The New Jersey Supreme Court decision has been splashed across the blogosphere sine yesterday evening. Of course, there have been differing opinions and thoughts concerning its outcome. Captain Ed thinks this decision is judicial activism no doubt. He thinks that the court is basically telling the legislature to enact laws that the court itself cannot inact, but will not stand in the way if equal rights law concerning marriage law comes their way. The reaction on the right certainly outweighs the rumblings on the left.
There still seems to be a significant amount of chatter concerning Michael J. Fox and the stem cell issue. Here is a recent interview of fox presented by balloon juice.
Here is a recent interview in which Karl Rove goes toe-to-toe with an NPR reporter.
Introducing the rightometer. TimChapmanBlog links to more on some discussion of the blogometer, the rightometer’s forefather.
Policy Issues Around the Blogosphere
October 25, 2006
Rather surprisingly, social security is big in the blogosphere this morning after news that President Bush hopes to revive reform within the system. Both liberal and conservative bloggers have had something to say about the subject. Bull Dog at Ankle Biting Pundits had this to say, while the folks at Daily Kos (a liberal perspective) say that this would be a bad move.
A few conservative blogs have their eyes on the New Jersey court decision on gay marriage. Some believe that this decision could have serious implications for the election.
There is a big buzz around Michael J. Fox’s stem cell research ad. Mary Katharine Ham at town hall has a bit of commentary and round up here. Below is a video made by a few other celebrities in response to his ad…
Policy Issues Around the Blogosphere:
- An in depth look at what liberal ideology in terms of taxation will do in the future (Tim Chapman)
- Comedic ad that presents a glimpse into what might happen if liberals take control of congress this November
And lastly, here’s a video compiled by the folks at RedState concerning why you should vote Republican this fall…
October 24, 2006
There seems to be a fair amount of dialogue about the President’s “Stay the course,” rhetoric from both sides of the sphere. Here are some folks who are angry about it and here is an attempt at re-doing the slogan. Polls and surveys are showing that the war is the issue and liberal bloggers are all over reporting this, seemingly happy to push aside the economy’s health as an important issue. Captain Ed has some commentary on why the economy isn’t receiving the amount of attention that it might should. John Fund of the WSJ, among others, won’t be surprised if we see an election by litigation this November. Matthew Franck at the corner has a link to this article.
A few posts to check out:
October 19, 2006
Rumors that another page scandal will be revealed are floating around the sphere in both conservative and liberal blogs. Allahpundit at Hot Air has more. An apparent threat on a few NFL stadiums has the blogosphere buzzing. The government seems to be quite skeptical of this threat. Rick Santorum posts at Captain Ed’s blog. Bull dog pundit at Ankle Biting Pundits posts that the recent WSJ poll is questionable because of unknown demographics.
Liberal bloggers are talking about the possiblity of another page scandal as well. To no one’s surprise they are also talking about the recent polls that are not so kindly representing the Republicans chances in November.
Some other posts to check out:
October 18, 2006
In the midst of some talk of a possible second nuclear test by North Korea, Condoleezza Rice reassured Japanese officials:
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reassured Japan on Wednesday that Washington would stand by a commitment to protect its Asian ally and tried to temper concerns of an Asian nuclear arms race after North Korea’s nuclear test.
“The United States has the will and the capability to meet the full range, and I underscore full range, of its deterrent and security commitments to Japan,” Rice told a news conference in Tokyo, the first stop on a tour of North Asia.
The United States is worried Japan and South Korea might embark on an arms build-up in response to North Korea developing a nuclear arsenal.
“That is why it is extremely important to go out and reaffirm, and reaffirm strongly, U.S. defense commitments to Japan and to South Korea,” Rice told reporters traveling with her. Referring to an arms race, she said: “We have a lot of means to prevent that from happening.”
The possiblities are apparently endless as to what might occur in the eastern hemisphere in light of North Korea’s nuclear test. An arms race in that part of the globe would seriously threaten an already nuclear China… and the picking of sides could begin. Let the diplomacy begin and signal a transforming from what is to what ought to be.
October 17, 2006
Liberal bloggers tend to be focusing on the most recent GOP scandal producer: Curt Weldon. The most recent turn of events has been the Feds raiding of his daughter’s home. There also seems to be quite a bit of focus on the polls in this part of the blogosphere.
The other end of the spectrum seemed to be up in arms over the rather lacking sentance laid down upon Lynne Stewart. Michael Rubin from the Corner posted a short response to this and included a link to some background info on Stewart’s case. Ayatollah Khomeni was getting some attention from the sphere as it appears he is attempting to gain control over the ever popular Mahmoud. Allahpundit of Hot Air had some things to say. A few bloggers were frustrated as the Department of the Interior was found to have been blocking some blogs. Daniel Glover received an e-mailed response concerning the controversy.
A few other posts to check out:
October 12, 2006
In the conservative sphere this morning, a couple issues are getting more attention than others. First, Harry Reid’s scandalous land deal has got some saying it was only a matter of time before corruption from the other side of the fence came into the light. Captain Ed had a few things to say. President Bush’s victory over the deficit has got more than a few people talking. Tim Chapman has an overview of the situation including some commentary from conservative think-tank, the Heritage Foundation. Jimmy Carter’s plan for N. Korea has garnered some criticism from the conservative blogosphere. Lastly, Shays had a few choice words for Kennedy… yikes. Jeff Emmanuel from Red State has some commentary.
a few other posts to check out:
And please… you have GOT to check this out!!