WHYS featured bloggers

Pete (from the WHYS team) and I are putting together a page where we’ll feature all the bloggers who contribute to WHYS. If you have a blog and would like us to list it, drop me a line.

5 Responses to “WHYS featured bloggers”

  1. January 8, 2008 at 13:55

    I have “The Alvarez Galloso News Hour/ El Noticiero Alvarez Galloso” which is a bilingual blog dealing with politics, sports, and entertainment. While accepting press releases, I also express my personal opinions on the situations of everyday life.

    The address is:

  2. January 8, 2008 at 16:09

    Hi Ros,

    The list of bloggers — a blogroll of sorts — is a very good idea. WHYS will also be thus a platform for many people of similar interests to know one another better.

    May I make one suggestion: some blogs go dormant, if not all together dead after some time. It happened to the blogroll on my blog — half of those listed had never updated their blogs even once during the previous six months! — makes no point having such blogs listed. Then I decided to list only regularly updated blogs. So, I suggest that it would be good to periodically review the blogs in the list.

    I request you to please add my blog. Needless to say, it’s updated regularly, and contains topics of global interest. I have already blogrolled WHYS on my blog.

    Best wishes,
    PRADEEP, Bangalore.

  3. January 8, 2008 at 18:42

    Ron Paul is only real candidate for change..

    Ron Paul with Jay Leno (‘Tonight Show’) last night nationally in the USA:
    From: “Karl”
    Subject: Fwd: did you see Leno yet???
    Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 08:37:35 -0500 (EST)

    Begin forwarded message:

    Holy cow. No wonder Fox is scared of this man.

    Part 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-pxdmNzKNfU

    Part 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=KpsvXdXKmHA



    Firebrand Republican Congressman Ron Paul, the only GOP presidential candidate opposing the war in Iraq, also made big gains in the closing day of the campaign before the primary election. In both the Republican and Democratic races, five percent of likely voters said they remained undecided about whom they would support.
    This is the last of five three–day tracking news reports that have been released in advance of today’s New Hampshire primary.
    The GOP and Democratic three–day rolling tracking surveys were conducted using Zogby International’s live operator call center in Upstate New York. The GOP rolling sample included 859 likely voters and carries a margin of error of +/– 3.4 percentage points. The Democratic rolling sample included 862 likely voters and carries a margin of error of +/– 3.4 percentage points. Both tracking survey samples were taken between Jan. 5-7, 2008


    Ron Paul to Haaretz: Israel can get by without American aid
    By Shmuel Rosner

    After an impressive showing in Iowa, the isolationist representative should do well in the ‘live free or die’ state.

    The slight wound to Ron Paul’s pride was visible as he recalled the decision by Fox News not to invite him to yesterday’s Republican debate, but he hopes to gain even from his absence. “When there’s an exclusion, it energizes the supporters,” Paul, a U.S. congressman from Texas, said. He’ll use the time freed up in his schedule for more appearances, more speeches. He was in Nashua, New Hampshire, yesterday, speaking to the Liberty Forum. No venue could be more fitting for this extraordinary Republican candidate. He stood out from the field in Saturday night’s ABC news debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, particularly where U.S. foreign policy is concerned.
    The Republican candidates are careful not to be too highly identified with the administration that will be leaving office in a year. Still, when it comes to terror and the war in Iraq, they give President George W. Bush considerable credit.
    “The president got the big decision of his presidency right,” Rudy Giuliani said. He meant the decision to “go on the offense” against terror. John McCain agreed, Mitt Romney agreed, Mike Huckabee agreed – albeit with slightly less enthusiasm – and Fred Thompson noted that this was a “global war.” Afterward, the five began arguing with Paul, a Republican candidate who blamed American foreign policy for inviting and encouraging terror.
    Paul rejects the “isolationist” label, but it’s difficult to describe his positions in another manner. In Iowa he took 10 percent of the votes, way ahead of Giuliani’s 3 percent and slightly behind McCain’s 13 percent. No one believes he can win, but nevertheless in the final quarter of 2007, he raised the amazing sum of nearly $20 million, allowing him to remain in the race. The vast majority of the money came from hundreds of thousands of people who each gave less than $100. Most of them are young – allowing Paul to compare his draw to that of Democratic candidate Barack Obama – and very devoted. In New Hampshire, a state whose citizens have a strong tendency to believe that that government is best which governs least, and are among the most anti-tax people in the country, Paul hopes to do well – at least as well as he did in Iowa.
    The most interesting political question about Paul concerns whether he will run as an independent after he loses the Republican nod. Paul refuses to promise that he won’t, and one can already hear how would frame an independent run: “The investment was made by the supporters,” he notes. They gave the money, they’ll decide what to do with it. In other words, if they demand it, he will have no choice but to go forward.
    Paul made time for a brief conversation with Haaretz a few days ago, after an appearance at Des Moines University, in Iowa. He spoke to students before holding a short press conference, and then stopped to talk about Israel a little. Much has already been written about Paul and Israel. Some have accused him of being anti-Israel and have found anti-Semitic sentiments among some of his supporters. A few of Paul’s statements have teetered on the thin line between sharp criticism and dangerous conspiracy theories. For example: “The assumption is that AIPAC is in control of things, and they control the votes, and they get everybody to vote against anything that would diminish the Iraq war.”
    Representatives of Israel in the U.S., who make a point of maintaining contact with all of the candidates’ campaign headquarters, have not bothered much with Paul. What could they say to a candidate whose supporters believe that Israel plays a central role in trying to provoke a U.S.-Iran war? How much schmoozing could they do with those who want the U.S. to get out of the Middle East?
    Still, Paul is polite to the Israeli nudnik attempting to trip him up: “I’m not anti-Israel in any way,” he says. Paul has no problem with the idea of America’s maintaining good trade relations with Israel, or with with seeing Israeli tourists in the U.S. and vice versa. The suspicions about him, he assumes, come from the fact that he opposes economic and military aid to Israel. But, he stresses, it’s not just Israel, it’s any country. In fact, Paul explains, Israel only stands to gain from his position. “It’s a good deal,” he says, since when aid to Israel stops so would the aid to all the Arab states currently enjoying American patronage. It is true that Israel receives more than any of the Arab states, but, Paul notes, it receives less than they do put together. “The enemies would also be denied the money,” he says.
    “I believe in the sovereignty of Israel,” Paul says. If Israel stops receiving U.S. aid, then it could do whatever it wants. If it wants peace, then it will make peace. In any event, Paul is certain that “It will do quite well.” Israel doesn’t really “need us.”





  4. January 8, 2008 at 18:57

    Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and John Edwards all pander to the pro-Israel lobby and put Israel’s interests ahead of America’s.

    Barack Obama conveys that he is not influenced by special interests, but take a look at the beginning of the following (‘The Lobby Strikes Back’) article from the December 3rd, 2007 issue of the ‘The American Conservative’ magazine to see how the pro-Israel lobby has Mr. Obama wrapped around its finger as well:

    The Lobby Strikes Back:


    Obama has disingenuously mentioned that he is the anti-war candidate, but look at the following article to see how he has been in support of missile strikes on Iran:


    Senator John McCain (and his admiral Father) sold out the USS Liberty crew for the pro-Israel lobby as well (see http://www.ussliberty.com) and also pushed for the Iraq war for the pro-Israel lobby (look up his name in the recently released Mearsheimer/Walt book – see http://www.israellobbybook.com). Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani is all for the Iraq war (and the coming one with Iran) for the pro-Israel lobby as well (take a look at who some of his Israel first advisors are via the following article from the American Conservative as well):

    Declaring War Forever:


    Hillary Clinton supported the Kyl-Lieberman Iran amendment (basically giving President Bush the go-ahead to bomb the Iranian Revolution Guard Corps) for the pro-Israel lobby (AIPAC – American Israel Public Affairs Committee) as well. Senator John Edwards (who has spoken before the annual AIPAC convention more than once putting Israel’s interests ahead of America’s as well) has mentioned that he is against the coming war with Iran but earlier last year (in Israel) and the year before was basically in support of military action against Iran (pandering to the pro-Israel lobby like the other candidates mentioned above have done).

  5. January 9, 2008 at 03:08

    Hello all,

    I have an open forum blog that attempts to combine in depth insight and conversation about complex political issues. An open invitation to all readers to discuss and even contrast my views is welcome. Crucial news event are addressed when I can get to them in a timely fashion. A stress on rectifying truth to logic is my purpose. I believe that this is a combination element that is needed in the United States today.

    Lord Of Logic

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