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Monday, April 11, 2011

Obama for Reelection

Alright guys this is kind of old news, but it's been a while and I figured I would fill you in. President Obama announced last week that he would be running for reelection in the upcoming election of 2012. This has been expected for a while, but now it's official. This move will allow him to begin raising funds twenty months before the election, and money is important. Not really much to say right now, but we know who the Democratic candidate is and we'll see how this election turns out.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Posts Coming!

Well it's been a long break and I apologize for anyone reading, but it's time to get back into the swing of things. New posts coming soon.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Egypt and al Qaeda

With the Egyptian revolution completely changing the Middle Eastern political landscape, it's interesting to look at a group like al Qaeda and think about what might happen to it in the near future. That area of the world is completely changing; the people are tired of the fear and stagnation al Qaeda has lived off of for so many years, and with democracy being the people's number one goal, al Qaeda may be antiquated and obsolete very soon. A terrorist group like al Qaeda simply can't function when all citizens are functioning members of government. The article goes on to discuss the possible survival or death of al Qaeda from all these protests and revolutions, but it's becoming clear that, if the people choose, they won't have to live in fear anymore.

Why Arab Spring could be al Qaeda's fall

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Clinton Wants Internet Freedom

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is calling for Internet freedom on a global scale. She sees the restrictive Internet use in countries like China and Syria and wants that to end. Clinton sees the Internet as a place where free expression should be available to all who connect to it, no matter where they're from. I would tend to agree with her to a point. I do think it's wrong to take away people's freedoms, whether in cyberspace or not, and I do think it's wrong to keep people in fear of fines or prison because of what they say on the Internet. Take a look around the state of global politics and you'll see several nations rising up against oppression and taking government into their own hands. The Internet is just another way to oppress a people, so let's give everyone one more freedom. However, the article mentions the United States encouraging people to get around filters and censors, and I don't think it's the U.S.'s responsibility to have citizens of other countries disobey their country. We have no purpose in getting involved in these affairs, and I think it's time for us to stop mediating every global conflict and start fixing our domestic problems.

Clinton calls for global recognition of Internet freedom

Friday, February 11, 2011

Egyptian Revolution Ends

I'm happy to say, after (relatively) peaceful protesting the past 18 days, the Egyptian people finally got their way and the three decades of Mubarak's reign is over. I have to say, this is pretty exciting. It's showing that people on that side of the world are starting to realize the rights they deserve, are willing to fight for them, and are actually succeeding. If, and probably when, other countries follow suit, we may experience a huge political shift on one of the most oppressed sides of the planet.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Updates Begin

Updates will start back up again tomorrow. Check back often.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mubarak Stepping Down

If you've been following the news at all lately, you'll know about the turmoil in Egypt surrounding president Hosni Mubarak. Many Egyptians have wanted him to step down immediately and were protesting him running for re-election as well. It was just announced moments ago that neither Mubarak nor his son will run for Egyptian President next election. Hopefully this will cool Egypt down somewhat, and the tension will begin to cease. Many demonstrators will still likely call for his immediate resignation. We'll still have to wait and see how all this turns out and if the Egyptian military steps in, but for now this should be a step in the right direction.

Egypt's Mubarak will not seek re-election