Indigo Journal http://www.indigojournal.com Politics in the Good Ol' US of A Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:58:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Top 5 Republican Party Blogs http://www.indigojournal.com/top-5-republican-party-blogs/ http://www.indigojournal.com/top-5-republican-party-blogs/#comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 07:02:31 +0000 admin http://www.indigojournal.com/?p=41
The Republican Party is represented online with a variety of different blogs. These top five Republican political blogs are ones that offer many details relating to issues and concerns that people within the Republican Party have these days. These blogs cover many different aspects of the party but are all dedicated to their support of the right side of the aisle. Many of these blogs even offer different opinions relating to what is happening within the party.

GOP.gov Blog
http://www.gop.gov/blog

This blog is the official blog of the House Republican Majority. This covers many points involving the GOP from the ground up including the latest statements by party members and even weekly addresses from the main leaders of the party. Much of this involves the weekly response that the Republicans made to all of the statements that the President makes to the general public. This blog is considered to be one of the best options to find because it offers many official statements from the party.

Rabid Republican Blog
http://rabidrepublicanblog.com/

The Rabid Republican Blog is a blog that covers a number of particular points involved with the Republican Party including the needs that the party has for helping to improve the country. Much of this involves an analysis of what the Obama presidency has been doing. In fact, the blog is particularly working hard to repeal Obamacare to try and protect the medical needs that people are often looking to get help from.

Common Sense Republican Blog
http://commonsenserepublican.com/

The Common Sense Republican Blog covers not only Republican issues but also takes a look at the problems with the Democratic Party and the issues involved with the media. This includes criticism of not only liberal media but also of conservative media and how the Republicans are being portrayed by it in different forms. The blog is particularly well organized in sections dedicated to gun control, health care and issues that relate to the use of religion in politics.

Roaring Republican
http://roaringrepublican.com/

The Roaring Republican blog takes a daily look at points in the party and covers many daily news stories that influence what is going on with politics. Part of what the blog does involves many editorials on political issues with the GOP and even reviews of different books and podcasts that people associated with the party might become interested in supporting. The information listed in the blog may be of strong use to all sorts of people.

RedState
http://www.redstate.com/

RedState is the last of the top five Republican political blogs for people to see. This is a blog that covers details on a variety of topics that people involved with the Republican Party are interested in following. This includes analysis of different political topics and many other points involving elections and campaigns. The site is particularly popular for offering a variety of different sections dedicated to individual states and how different GOP issues are being run in these areas.

It will be interesting to see how these Republican blogs offer different points for all sorts of ideas. These points relate to many things that relate to not only the issues involved with the GOP but also with opinions and other considerations regarding how well the party is being run.

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Top Six Blogs Dedicated to Marijuana in USA http://www.indigojournal.com/top-six-blogs-dedicated-to-marijuana-in-usa/ http://www.indigojournal.com/top-six-blogs-dedicated-to-marijuana-in-usa/#comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 06:56:01 +0000 admin http://www.indigojournal.com/?p=36

 

The industry dedicated to medical cannabis in the United States has expanded dramatically. More states have begun to legalize this product for medical use. The recent approval of the use of this product in the states of Colorado and Washington has only made this all the more interesting to find for all sorts of different points of interest.

Today there are a number of different blogs that are dedicated to the use of marijuana in the USA. Here’s a look at five of the top options to see when taking a look at different kinds of products to take advantage of when finding marijuana of interest.

Medical Cannabis: Voices From the Frontlines
http://safeaccessnow.org/blog/

The Medical Cannabis blog is dedicated to listing storing on the legal battles and issues going on with the use of marijuana for medical use. This includes details on how different legal battles are working in different states to try and make it easier for people to gain access to this important substance for their health or pain control needs.

The Weed Blog
http://www.theweedblog.com/

The Weed Blog offers details on many points relating to marijuana in the USA. Many of these points are dedicated to topics relating to the legal issues surrounding this substance. However, the blog also covers many aspects relating to how to handle cannabis and even how to get assorted recipes with cannabis set up. There are also tips on the blog with regards to how to grow this substance for one’s own use.

Medical Marijuana Blog
http://www.medicalmarijuanablog.com/

The Medical Marijuana Blog focuses more on the medical benefits of cannabis and how it may be used by different people. This blog keeps people up to date on legal considerations involving marijuana but much of what is listed here involves taking a look at how this substance may be used for health purposes. This includes plenty of information on how people can acquire cards for access to medical marijuana among many other legal considerations dedicated to this substance.

Total Health Care Support
http://www.thcsupport.com/blog/

Total Health Care Support lists information on different points relating to medical marijuana and how the different points relating to how well it may be used. This includes taking a look at the ways how medical marijuana may be used in different areas with regards to whether or not it is legal to use in some spots around the country.

Cannabis Kitchen
http://cannabiskitchen.org/

This blog is a little lighter in its tone than some of the other blogs listed here. The Cannabis Kitchen blog does list information relating to different strains of marijuana in the USA as well as how legal considerations are working for them all. However, what makes the Cannabis Kitchen blog so interesting involves the way how the blog is capable of listing details on a variety of different recipes that can be used when mixing medical marijuana into many forms.

 

Electronic Cigarette Coupons

http://electroniccigarette-coupons.com/

For those who want to quit smoking cigarettes and only smoke their medicinal marijuana instead, you can try saving money on your habit by switching to electronic cigarettes! This is a great site dedicated to helping people quit by providing them with awesome coupons to use. I figured I’d throw this on here for those who really want to quit!

It’s a great idea for people who are interested in medical marijuana to take a look at the different blogs that people can use when finding different products of interest. The world of medical marijuana in the United States is covered by these blogs with all sorts of different features for anyone to take advantage of.

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Fox News and US Politcal Spin http://www.indigojournal.com/fox-news-and-us-politcal-spin/ http://www.indigojournal.com/fox-news-and-us-politcal-spin/#comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:49:02 +0000 admin http://www.indigojournal.com/?p=30

With the re-election of President Barack Obama, things are set to change in USA. One of the biggest surprises has been that Obama, despite his strong leftist views about American economy, has decided to come to terms with the major business leaders and CEOs of the company’s leading companies and corporations. Clearly, this is one of Obama’s new decisions to strengthen and consolidate the position that has now been nailed firmly for another 4 years. However, the much-anticipated meet between them and him is also a joint ploy to persuade the Congress about solving the current fiscal problems that USA is facing.

The fiscal deficits of USA continue to be a major cause of worry for businessmen in the country along with the savvy common people. They have cut down their expenses on hiring and recruiting new people as the economic sentiment has been dampened by the deficit. During the phase of the elections, Mitt Romney had managed to pool together the support of businessmen and industry leaders. However, as Obama continued to gain a definite edge over his opponent, some of them switched sides and backed Obama in beating Romney. Now, they expect that their support will be compensated for by Obama’s tough stand on solving fiscal problems.

The recent reports on Fox News and US Political Spin indicate that the tension inside the Congress House is quite tough on the nerves. This has to do with the fact that there is enough debate going on within the walls of the House. The big names in the meet include GM CEO Jeffrey Immelt and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault. These are merely some of the many industry leaders who are facing the windfall of fiscal deficits in USA. Therefore, the CEOs are essentially worried about their future. They would do everything to make this meet work in their interests and the nation’s favor.

Obama’s presence in the meet may set him a bit wrong in the eyes of those who viewed him as a hard-core leftist. However, for most of the nation, there could be some solid benefits with Obama supporting the cause for better fiscal improvements. He has already made a solid and trenchant promise to protect the labor and the middle class folk from the pressure of taxes. However, this may also mean that Obama may have made a false promise as he also promised earlier a contradictory view on the same matter.

Obama’s men claim that they wish to bring an end to the tax relief that had been one of the positives of the infamous Bush era. However, this is being touted as a move for the US government to raise more money to strengthen the economy by utilizing resources and infrastructure. On the other hand, this is something that may eventually peter out as Obama is now concerned about developing the economy. This is once again because he wishes to consolidate his position about the next term after 4 years. However, as of now, Obama is backing up businessmen for their just cause.

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The Issue of Federal vs State Politics in USA Mainstream Discourse http://www.indigojournal.com/the-issue-of-federal-vs-state-politics-in-usa-mainstream-discourse/ http://www.indigojournal.com/the-issue-of-federal-vs-state-politics-in-usa-mainstream-discourse/#comments Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:48:09 +0000 admin http://www.indigojournal.com/?p=4

Federal vs State politics in USA mainstream news is often sensitive and tendentious. One reason for this is that the conflict between states rights vs federal control has been around since the founding of the United States. In one way or another, this conflict affects issues regarding the Federal Reserve, Federal programs, civil rights, public education, healthcare, law, state regulations and just about anything else politicians can think of.
 
Tracing the history of Federal vs State politics in USA mainstream discourse requires to philosophical foundations of the United States. In the early history of the U.S., the philosophical foundations the country was fiercely being debated by two opposing factions, the Federalist Party, which was led Alexander Hamilton, and the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson. Federalist supporters consisted of urban bankers and businessmen, many of whom favored Hamilton’s fiscal policies, while the Democratic-Republicans were largely supported by yeoman farmers from the South, many of whom also supported states-rights and agrarian economics.
 
In the early days after the American Revolution, most Americans still saw themselves, not as Americans, but as citizens of their respective states (e.g. Virginians or New Yorkers). It was only after the War of 1812 that Americans began developing a sense of collective national identity. However, even with this collective consciousness, there were still sharp divides between those who favored a strong central authority and those who favored state autonomy.
 
Those in the north and north-east part of the U.S. were more inclined towards banking and industry, and they favored a more centralized model of government. On the other hand, those to the south, favored a more agrarian society, not to mention states rights. These issues never changed because the conditions which allowed them to exist also never changed. Eventually these fault lines would explode in the American Civil War, when the North imposed taxes and trade restrictions on the South favoring those of the North. From a state’s rights point of view, the Federal government was being used by banking and industrial interests to promote their own interests at the expense of rural societies in the South and certain parts of the expanding Midwest.
 
When you look at the voting patterns of different states, Midwest and southern states tend to vote Republican, the default party of states rights, whereas major urban areas and commercial centers tend to vote Democrat, the default party for stronger Federal control. In order to understand the difference between Federal and State politics, one must understand the forces behind them, and what motivates them to support their political positions.
 
Conservatives, libertarians, constitutionalists, business leaders and classical libertarians typically favor states rights, citing, in their defense, the ideas of the American founding fathers as well as the constitution. Moreover, people and groups who support states politics and states rights typically prefer less government interventions, and regard any interference by the Federal government as harmful not only to their interests but also to their liberty. As people who have little interest in the banking and commercial centers of New York, Los Angeles and other major cities, they tend to be quite suspicious of Federal control and view it as instruments to undermine their own sovereignty and interests in favor of those who are in power.
 
On the other hand, those who support Federal politics call typically belong to the Democrat party, along with socialists, urban leaders, government employees, labor unions and racial minorities. These groups typically side with the Federal government because of their positions on healthcare, access to social welfare, education and government funding. Those who favor strong Federal control typically take the view that the government is more suited for solving America’s problems than any other institution, which is why they favor more Federal intervention in order to uphold the common good of the country, as they perceive it.

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