Archive for the 'US Politics' Category

21
Dec
09

Should you get pregnant in the army?

“I have female soldiers in absolutely critical specialties and becoming pregnant takes them out of the fight…And so that’s my message to the females – think before you do something, because I need you.” Continue reading ‘Should you get pregnant in the army?’

17
Nov
09

Should Barack Obama have allowed himself to be censored?

If by speaking to China’s youth, President Obama was attempting to smuggle in a bit of democracy into China, then he’s failed according to this blogger. Here’s why:

‘Chinese authorities declined the White House’s request to have the town hall broadcast nationally. Each of the 400-plus students had to attend a pre-talk “lecture and meeting” to learn their talking points. Chinese news sites that originally reported Obama’s remarks about an open Internet and universal rights were quickly censored.’

Hypocrite  or wise move? Is  allowing himself to be censored the sacrifice  President Obama has to make to have China on side?

Continue reading ‘Should Barack Obama have allowed himself to be censored?’

22
Sep
09

On air: If the US disarms will the rest of the world follow?

nuclear President Obama’s call for a review of US nuclear capacity is currently underway at the Pentagon. It’s got many of you asking who’s side Obama is on. Here’s some more information on what the review will include . He’s committing “the worst kind of treason” says blogger Cassy Fiano – do you agree? Or can a nuclear free US inspire states like North Korea, Russia and Iran to disarm?

Continue reading ‘On air: If the US disarms will the rest of the world follow?’

26
Jan
09

A case of not in my backyard for Guantanamo detainees?

President Obama was quick to announce the closure of Guantanamo last week but the question is now what to do with the inmates. Many European countries have been arguing for years the camp should be closed but some are now refusing to accept any former prisoners. A case of not in my backyard? Should EU countries take them in?

14
Jan
09

The greatest show on earth?

_45196616_theobamasmeetthebushesatthewhitehouseBarack Obama’s inauguration is six days away and we’d like you to be involved in our coverage of it. Continue reading ‘The greatest show on earth?’

09
Jan
09

What advice would you give Barack Obama?

Less than two weeks to go ’til Barack Obama takes on the most powerful job in the world….what advice would you give him? Plenty on his plate….the crisis in Gaza, the economy, Iraq, Afghanistan. What should his priroties be?

15
Oct
08

The 3rd and final Presidential debate

Barack Obama and John McCain are set to face each other in the final televised debate before the US presidential poll.

With just three weeks to go before the election, Mr McCain badly needs a victory on Wednesday to dent Mr Obama’s growing lead in the opinion polls.

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What are your expectations? Will this debate be the non-debate we have seen with the former two debates? Will John McCain get the win he is looking for and, according to some, he needs?

Please add your thoughts to this post….over to you.




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