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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Appreciating the Blue

When we get the traffic ticket we do make snide remarks about the police, it is time to appreciate them.
Over the thanksgiving weekend, I witnessed stranded and swerved cars in the ditches on the freeways and the cops were out there in rain and cold to help them out. I actually pulled over and thank them for the doing their duty so well. He asked me if I was a politician, I said NO,  he asked if I was a preacher, I said NO, then he asked what the hell was I? I said, just an American driving on the road and appreciating America and the men and women in Blue. He said thank you Son. Next time you see a police officer, let them know that you appreciate them.

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I have been a reader of Popular Science for a very long time and enjoyed the monkey inventions - i.e. one invention is designed to undermine the other and vice versa. The battle with speeding of radar detectors for speeders and the upgrade equipment for police continues.  I have been driving an average of 75 MPH on Freeways, but rarely do exceed 80 - and I average 2000 Miles of freeway driving a month.

Every one behind the wheel is responsible for the safety of self and others on the road. Many a times, it is not us it the other driver. However, our responsibility does not dim even if the fault is entirely of the other person when we are in it. I have learned from my two totals that I have to keep a safe distance between me and the vehicle ahead and behind me, I must be able to slam on the brakes and stop without hitting or getting hit. I have to factor in the quality of my tires, rain, and the first rain on the road and the water flow on the road… to be able to stop and not hydroplane.

I have found less and less people driving while intoxicated, it is indeed good news and I hope some day no one will drink and drive. At speeds of over 80 MPH, one swerve and one shut of an eye and you are gone.

When I feel sleepy – I do not drive, it is not safe, instead I pull over and take a nap and I have learned to take the seven minutes naps – essentially play two of my favorite songs and I am up at the 3rd one.  It is amazing the energy that you can restore by a nap.

This thanksgiving day the death rates on road accidents have come down, I was googling for Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana - stats are not out yet, but the DOT predicts lesser deaths. Nearly third of the deaths are due to drugs (what a surprise) and the other third are drunkenness.

My driving stretch is about 850 Miles – Dallas to Louisville, Kentucky. Thanks to Yasmeen for guiding me to lower my cholesterol level by a combination of food and exercise.  I got out and walked about a Mile in each one of the three rest stops on my way back. It takes about 14 hours on an average with stops and all. Between 75 MPH and 70 MPH, I will save an hour in driving, what will I do with that hour? Catch the flight to Mars?

The cops were all over - especially in Tennessee, it appears that the entire police force is on Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville, and in Texas, you will find them within 40 miles of the border on Interstate 30.

When we get the traffic ticket we do make snide remarks about the police, it is time to appreciate them. Over the thanksgiving weekend, I witnessed stranded and swerved cars in the ditches on the freeways and the cops were out there in rain and cold to help them out. It was on interstate 40 between Nashville and Memphis, there must have been at least half a dozen cars off the road.

I actually pulled over and thank them for the doing their duty so well. He asked me if I was a politician, I said NO,  he asked if I was a preacher, I said NO, then he asked what the hell was I? I said, just an American driving on the road and appreciating America and the men and women in Blue. He said thank you Son. Next time you see a police officer, let them know that you appreciate them.

My first experience with cops was in 1978 when I got out of the subway in New York and a bunch of bad guys chased me calling me an Iranian (Timing!) and I ran and the only thing I knew was to go to the cop, the guys stood there. I asked the police officer to help me get out of that area; he walked me to the next subway and waited until the sub left.  Since, then I have a high regard for cops. Thanks to my daughter, she wants to be one. Next time you see a police officers, let them know that you appreciate them.

Mike Ghouse runs the Foundation for Pluralism championing the idea of co-existence through respecting and accepting the otherness of other and has dedicated his life to nurturing the pluralistic ideals embedded in Islam through the World Muslim Congress. He is a regular commentator on the TV, Radio and Print media offering pluralistic solutions to the issues of the day. He is a speaker, thinker, writer and a peace activist. Mike's work is reflected at three websites & twenty two Blogs listed at http://www.mikeghouse.net/

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Richard Dreyfus' War on Terrororism

Richard Dreyfus on War on Terrorism

I just happened to see Richard Dreyfus interview and simply enjoyed listening to him- he has understood that framing the war on Terrorism is downright stupid. I was thrilled to see some one using literally the same words that I wrote on March 27, 2008. By stereotyping terrorism with the use of the world “Islamic Terrorism” we are alienating a bunch of people.

Throw me in the ditch for the crimes I commit, inflict the punishment I deserve, but please do not unleash your fury on my family, my parents, my town or my religion. I should be responsible for my acts, and no one else. This should be a common principle and norm, we should abide by.

This essay explores the mistakes our Administration has made in not facing the terrorist squarely; and instead acting out like cranky babies. The world communities will be with us, with their hearts and minds in fighting the menace of terrorism, if we go after the individuals responsible for the crimes and not their families, their nation or their religion. We will achieve far greater success, if we learn to laser bark at the criminals, instead of barking at the universe.
Full Article at:

Remember Dreyfus?
He was silenced by the AIPAC some 20 years ago when he said the right things about going about finding peace in the Middle East.

Mike Ghouse runs the Foundation for Pluralism championing the idea of co-existence through respecting and accepting the otherness of other and has dedicated his life to nurturing the pluralistic ideals embedded in Islam through the World Muslim Congress. He is a regular commentator on the TV, Radio and Print media offering pluralistic solutions to the issues of the day. He is a speaker, thinker, writer and a peace activist. Mike's work is reflected at three websites & twenty two Blogs listed at http://www.mikeghouse.net/  

Wiki leak - damage control

I was not a fan of Hillary Clinton, but appreciate the damage control she has done. She said something to the effect, " I was talking with an Ambassador about the leaks, and he said, don't you worry about it,  you don't know what we talk about you". No matter what goes wrong, we ought to focus on mitigating conflicts and nurturing goodwill instead of exacerbating it. I do hope the Republicans dont' act like idiots to have political gains, its going to hit them as well. It is not just us Americans, every nation does this.

Those who are making fun of this ought to think about it, it will do a lot of damage. We have to learn from this and pursue a prudent policy in dessimination of secrets collected.

Mike Ghouse

Secretary Clinton's remarks on WikiLeaks documents
By Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton - 11/29/10 03:40 PM ET

Well, good afternoon.  Do we have enough room in here?  I want to take a moment to discuss the recent news reports of classified documents that were illegally provided from United States government computers.  In my conversations with counterparts from around the world over the past few days, and in my meeting earlier today with Foreign Minister Davutoglu of Turkey, I have had very productive discussions on this issue.
The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information.  It puts people’s lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems.   This administration is advancing a robust foreign policy that is focused on advancing America’s national interests and leading the world in solving the most complex challenges of our time, from fixing the global economy, to thwarting international terrorism, to stopping the spread of catastrophic weapons, to advancing human rights and universal values.  In every country and in every region of the world, we are working with partners to pursue these aims.

So let’s be clear:  this disclosure is not just an attack on America’s foreign policy interests.  It is an attack on the international community – the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations, that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity.

I am confident that the partnerships that the Obama administration has worked so hard to build will withstand this challenge.  The president and I have made these partnerships a priority – and we are proud of the progress that they have helped achieve – and they will remain at the center of our efforts.

I will not comment on or confirm what are alleged to be stolen State Department cables.  But I can say that the United States deeply regrets the disclosure of any information that was intended to be confidential, including private discussions between counterparts or our diplomats’ personal assessments and observations.  I want to make clear that our official foreign policy is not set through these messages, but here in Washington.  Our policy is a matter of public record, as reflected in our statements and our actions around the world.

I would also add that to the American people and to our friends and partners, I want you to know that we are taking aggressive steps to hold responsible those who stole this information.  I have directed that specific actions be taken at the State Department, in addition to new security safeguards at the Department of Defense and elsewhere to protect State Department information so that this kind of breach cannot and does not ever happen again.

Relations between governments aren’t the only concern created by the publication of this material.  U.S. diplomats meet with local human rights workers, journalists, religious leaders, and others outside of governments who offer their own candid insights.  These conversations also depend on trust and confidence.  For example, if an anti-corruption activist shares information about official misconduct, or a social worker passes along documentation of sexual violence, revealing that person’s identity could have serious repercussions:  imprisonment, torture, even death.

So whatever are the motives in disseminating these documents, it is clear that releasing them poses real risks to real people, and often to the very people who have dedicated their own lives to protecting others.

Now, I am aware that some may mistakenly applaud those responsible, so I want to set the record straight:  There is nothing laudable about endangering innocent people, and there is nothing brave about sabotaging the peaceful relations between nations on which our common security depends.

There have been examples in history in which official conduct has been made public in the name of exposing wrongdoings or misdeeds.  This is not one of those cases.  In contrast, what is being put on display in this cache of documents is the fact that American diplomats are doing the work we expect them to do.  They are helping identify and prevent conflicts before they start.  They are working hard every day to solve serious practical problems – to secure dangerous materials, to fight international crime, to assist human rights defenders, to restore our alliances, to ensure global economic stability.  This is the role that America plays in the world.  This is the role our diplomats play in serving America.  And it should make every one of us proud.

The work of our diplomats doesn’t just benefit Americans, but also billions of others around the globe.  In addition to endangering particular individuals, disclosures like these tear at the fabric of the proper function of responsible government. 

People of good faith understand the need for sensitive diplomatic communications, both to protect the national interest and the global common interest.  Every country, including the United States, must be able to have candid conversations about the people and nations with whom they deal.  And every country, including the United States, must be able to have honest, private dialogue with other countries about issues of common concern.  I know that diplomats around the world share this view – but this is not unique to diplomacy.  In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs.  We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides.  When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.  And so despite some of the rhetoric we’ve heard these past few days, confidential communications do not run counter to the public interest.  They are fundamental to our ability to serve the public interest.

In America, we welcome genuine debates about pressing questions of public policy.  We have elections about them.  That is one of the greatest strengths of our democracy.  It is part of who we are and it is a priority for this administration.  But stealing confidential documents and then releasing them without regard for the consequences does not serve the public good, and it is not the way to engage in a healthy debate.

In the past few days, I have spoken with many of my counterparts around the world, and we have all agreed that we will continue to focus on the issues and tasks at hand.  In that spirit, President Obama and I remain committed to productive cooperation with our partners as we seek to build a better, more prosperous world for all.

Thank you, and I’d be glad to take a few questions.

MR. CROWLEY:  We’ll begin with Charlie Wolfson of CBS in his last week here covering the State Department.

SECRETARY CLINTON:  Where are you going, Charlie?

QUESTION:  I’ll (inaudible) into the sunset, but let me get to a question.

SECRETARY CLINTON:  Yes, sir.  (Laughter.)

QUESTION:  Madam Secretary, are you embarrassed by these leaks personally, professionally?  And what harm have the leaks done to the U.S. so far that you can determine from talking to your colleagues?

SECRETARY CLINTON:  Well, Charlie, as I said in my statement, and based on the many conversations that I’ve had with my counterparts, I am confident that the partnerships and relationships that we have built in this administration will withstand this challenge.  The president and I have made these partnerships a priority, a real centerpiece of our foreign policy, and we’re proud of the progress that we have made over the last 22 months.

Every single day, U.S. government representatives from the entire government, not just from the State Department, engage with hundreds if not thousands of government representatives and members of civil society from around the world.  They carry out the goals and the interests and the values of the United States.  And it is imperative that we have candid reporting from those who are in the field working with their counterparts in order to inform our decision-making back here in Washington.

I can tell you that in my conversations, at least one of my counterparts said to me, “Well, don’t worry about it.  You should see what we say about you.”  So I think that this is well understood in the diplomatic community as part of the give-and-take.  And I would hope that we will be able to move beyond this and back to the business of working together on behalf of our common goals.

MR. CROWLEY:  Kim Ghattas of BBC.


QUESTION:  Madam Secretary, I was wondering whether you could tell us what you think your upcoming trip is going to look like.  Presumably, a lot of the people who have been mentioned in those alleged cables are going to have conversations with you.  Do you think it’s going to cause you discomfort over the coming week as you engage in conversations with those leaders?

And I know you don’t want to comment on the particulars of the cables, but one issue that has been brought up into the daylight is the debate about Iran.  What do you think the impact is going to be of those documents on the debate about Iran in the coming weeks and months?

SECRETARY CLINTON:  Well, Kim, you’re right.  And I don’t know if you’re going on this trip or not, but we will be seeing dozens of my counterparts in Astana, and then as I go on from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and then ending up in Bahrain for the Manama dialogue.  And I will continue the conversations that I have started with some in person and over the phone over the last days, and I will seek out others because I want personally to impress upon them the importance that I place on the kind of open, productive discussions that we have had to date and my intention to continue working closely with them.

Obviously, this is a matter of great concern, because we don’t want anyone in any of the countries that could be affected by these alleged leaks here to have any doubts about our intentions and our about commitments.  That’s why I stressed in my remarks that policy is made in Washington.  The president and I have been very clear about our goals and objectives in dealing with the full range of global challenges that we face.  And we will continue to be so and we will continue to look for every opportunity to work with our friends and partners and allies around the world and to deal in a very clear-eyed way with those with whom we have differences, which of course brings me to Iran.

I think that it should not be a surprise to anyone that Iran is a source of great concern not only in the United States, that what comes through in every meeting that I have anywhere in the world is a concern about Iranian actions and intentions.  So if anything, any of the comments that are being reported on allegedly from the cables confirm the fact that Iran poses a very serious threat in the eyes of many of her neighbors, and a serious concern far beyond her region.

That is why the international community came together to pass the strongest possible sanctions against Iran.  It did not happen because the United States went out and said, “Please do this for us.”  It happened because countries, once they evaluated the evidence concerning Iran’s actions and intentions, reached the same conclusion that the United States reached – that we must do whatever we can to muster the international community to take action to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons state.

So if anyone reading the stories about these alleged cables thinks carefully, what they will conclude is that the concern about Iran is well founded, widely shared, and will continue to be at the source of the policy that we pursue with likeminded nations to try to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving, an expression of gratitude

Thanksgiving, an expression of gratitude

by Mike Ghouse on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 11:04am
It is one of my favorite holidays; it is a day to express gratitude to all those who have helped shape our lives. It is also a day to express friendship and kindness to those who are struggling with the difficulties of life. The essence of thanksgiving is an expression of gratitude to balance out the indebtedness or beneifts one receives from others.   Thank you for reading this note and forwarding it to your friends.

The essence of thanksgiving by Mike Ghouse

Well, let’s start with the concept of balance in life. Our happiness is directly dependent on fulfillment of our desires; the greater the desires, the lesser the fulfillment. The more we want, bigger the discontentment. Buddha said, No desire no sorrow!

That was my first philosophical debate with an American traveling in the train to Bombay in the early 70’s. He said, well the animals don’t desire much then what’s the difference between them and us?

Walk the Middle path, said the Prophet, just have enough desires that you can fulfill them, happiness will follow. My mother used to say “don't stretch your feet beyond your sheet”, meaning stay within your means. Every faith and every family is enriched with such an advice.

It's just not you, ask Bill Gates, whom God has blessed proportionately for his intelligence, he would answer, not enough! Ask the Homeless; the answer is still the same, not enough. Who has enough then?

Life is a self-balancing act;

For every good we receive, we have to offer our gratitude to the giver, absence of a simple thank you creates an imbalance in the relationship and the spiritual energy. A simple thank you will tie the loose ends and brings the balance back.

For every hurt we hurl on others, an equal amount of burden gets dumped on us, and until we say sorry and repent genuinely, the energy balance within us deteriorates. The transaction remains incomplete.

Just as the accountant recites his mantra, for every debit there is a credit; the physicist says for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction; heat lost equals heat gained; and as a spiritualist I feel that for every wrong we do, an equal amount of energy is drained from us and for every good we do, energy is recouped.

Life is a continual act of balancing between pain and pleasure, and to lead a normal life we have to maintain that equilibrium. We are constantly receiving and giving energy, intake and output must be equal to have a healthy mindset, else we are thrown off balance.

What is life, what is hope?

Let me share a story from my teen years. It was a Sunday ritual for me to sit and take care of the poor. A line of the needy people would pass in front of my house and being the oldest in the family, my Dad had assigned me the task of doling out the cash and food items to the individuals as they pass our door. I have seen lepers, people who cannot see, hear or talk, and certainly people with missing body parts.

I was fascinated by one such person, he did not have arms and limbs from the base of the body, he was just the torso and the head. He wrapped his body with a tube (those days car tires were inlaid with an air tight rubber tube to hold the air) of a car tire, and would slide inch by inch on his back from door to door... his shoulder and rear part would move in tandem similar to a snake. He would always made me think about life and hope. I was about 14 years old then and was hesitant to speak with him.

Appaiah turned around and asked me instead “Isn’t there so much to thank the lord?” I was rendered speechless. Here is a man with nothing to hope for, yet he is not complaining, that is gratitude. Just that morning, I heard my Dad’s favorite verse from Qur’aan- 55:16 “Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny? To this day, if I am down, I to go to the scriptures, I have found solace in opening Bhagvad Gita, Bible, Dale Carnegie’s book, the book of Mormon or Kitáb-i-Aqdas or simply read Sura Rahman, chapter 55 in Qur’aan, to uplift my spirits. We have to be grateful for whatever we have and express it to the unknown giver, a true thanksgiving.

One day, I asked him what made him want to live. He did not have relatives, could not do anything, could not have a family, could not have a place to live, and could not wear clothes.... what made him want to live?

Incredible gratitude.

He took a deep breath and looked at me and said, “Son, I look forward to every morning to see the blue sky or see the rain and smell the earth, I smell and taste the good food people give me, I am thankful to God for giving me these eyes to see the beauty of his creation.. he was quite poetic.

Happy Thanksgiving

Today or tomorrow, please carry a small piece of paper with you anywhere you go, and whenever you find a quiet moment, make a list of all the people you want to thank, you will find a sense of relief in it. Even if you don’t call every one on the list, you have already said your thanks by thinking about the individual and reciting his or her name in your mind. When you express your gratitude to the persons who have made a difference in your life, it brings a ton of relief to you. The tension of the action (good done to you) is released with your re-action of thinking about them or writing their name down and possibly calling them.

Ponder over all the good things people have done to you, the good words they have said to you. Even if you don’t like some of them now, separate the good they have done and say thanks for it. Reign in on your ego and see the victory you feel within you.

My Gratitude, what is yours?

As  always my gratitude goes to the causer of life, my family, friends, my clients and customers, well wishers and acquintances from around the world.
My balance was restored when I viisted my dear friend Everett Blauvelt today, who is a father figure to me and who was the reason for me to be here in the United States and the "Mike" part of my name comes from his blessings.  It was Nirvana visiting my sister, brothers, and their kids and our relatives and my friends Shariff and his sisters.... and ofcourse, I am greatful to  Jeff, Fern, Jasmina and their mother Ella and my wife Yasmeen and kids Maheen, Phillip and grand kids and my friend for making me who I am.

I will be compiling a list of family members, reltives, friends and the people I know and people I have done business with and those who have said a kind word and given me a world of encouragement. I will call as many as I can, email some and text messages some. 

It took me over 16 hours to reach Yasmeen, though the traffic was heavy in Dallas, there was not any from Nashville to Louisville, perhaps I was the only one on the road with an exception of a few trucks and one or two cars. It was incredible to see none on the road... I took a few pics and videos.

While driving I watched my life film - I recall things since I was two and a half years old... all the way to today. That was quite a joy... I wish I could capture all of that in writing... may be some day. Along the way, I remembered every one who has been kind to me, said encouraging words, critiqued me, lifted me up with my job and the work... the friends who have been great to me... I thank each one of you. I beleive I was able to recall almost every one with gratitude.

Happy thanksgiving

Mike Ghouse runs the Foundation for Pluralism championing the idea of co-existence through respecting and accepting the otherness of other and has dedicated his life to nurturing the pluralistic ideals embedded in Islam through the World Muslim Congress. He is a regular commentator on the TV, Radio and Print media offering pluralistic solutions to the issues of the day. He is a speaker, thinker, writer and a peace activist. Mike's work is reflected at three websites & twenty two Blogs listed at http://www.mikeghouse.net/  

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sean Hannity Show; Wafa Sultan and Mike Ghouse


Hannity guests – As a moderate, I am delighted to be in the company of radical right wingers and still get a few points across. I am listed among 20 of Hannity guests including President George Bush (goodman in the wrong company), Carl Rove, New Gingrich (hate peddler), Ann Coulter, Bobby Jindal,  Pat Buchanan (reasonable), Dick Morris (not a radical) and others. http://www.hannity.com/guests

I will be on the air with Sean Hannity and Wafa Sultan on Friday, November 26 at 5:30 PM EST. A range of topics will be discussed including Ground Zero Mosque and the upcoming Quraan Conferences on December 5 in Dallas.

Wafa Sultan is a bellyacher, instead of blaming the societal wrong doers; Wafa Sultan has chosen to blame their religion.  My biggest surprise was "hate speeches were allowed to spew out from the religious places".  

Mark Simone conducted the interview - he sort of alluded to Dr. Sultan and I to go at each other and we did.
She claimed to be native linguist of Arabic and assumed that by the virtue of it, it will give her an upper hand.
She quoted a verse from Chapter 4 about killing the infidels and she made the same dishonest representation about not sharing a few sentences before and after the subject verse. I explained to her - that we if we view the scene where I shoot the intruder, I look bad and criminal - but if you rewind 2 frames, you can see that the intruder threatened me and was about to shoot and then if you see that I treat the person kindly after wards.
She jumped on Qur’aan 4:34 where it is alleged that a man is allowed to beat the wife after warning and admonishing and if she still does not get it, beat her with a feather like object. I reminded her that it was the "men's interpretation" and men all over the world mistreat women even today but look at the usage of the word - 35 times in Qur’aan the word "Daraba" was meant for "separation" and five times " to beat". Some men chose to the 5 timer verse the thirty five times.
Prophet through Qur’aan for the first time in the history of mankind gave rights to women - to initiate marriage and divorce, to own her own business and property - and Qur’aan tells in every sentence that men and women have the same rights and that they are a catalyst to each other’s happiness, respect, dignity and life. Why would it tell to beat...? Some Men, no matter where on the earth they live, they are insecure and always find ways to power over women, we Americans are no exception either. Several among us do not want to see a woman president, how many men you personally know who would not want a woman to speak from the pulpit. Why pick on Muslim men? Indeed, there are several Muslim societies where men force women to obey - hell, that is not Islamic to begin with and what’s the point blaming the religion? Blame the men culture.
Qur’aan (Bible, Torah, Bhagvad Gita or any holy text) is like nuclear power - which is dangerous in the hands of a few, but beneficial in the hands of many in terms of electricity and everything that runs by electricity.
She was putting a childish question to determine where I stand, she asks, do you want Americans to read the Arabic version of Prophet's biography? Of course, I would prefer people to find the truth on their own and not on hearsay. Is she assuming that Americans are dumb people and do not know Arabic? Hell, she is wrong about that, we Americans have the resources to translate every darn code on the earth; we have more people who can translate anything than any other part of the world.

I ended up with the same challenge - find me the faults in Qur’aan directly and not hearsay....   the full interview will be on audio available at Hannity show... the link is given in the write up.

Qur’aan conference is on 5th of December, it’s time to demystify those myths.
Mike Ghouse on Hannity - http://www.hannity.com/guests
Hannity Guests - http://www.hannity.com/guests

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Karl Rove

Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former PresidentGeorge W. Bush until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of...
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Nov 3, 2009 | Dec 17, 2009 | Jan 19, 2010 | Feb 8, 2010 | Feb 23, 2010 | Mar 9, 2010 | Apr 1, 2010 | May 7, 2010 | Jun 2, 2010 | Jul 14, 2010 | Jul 22, 2010 | Jul 30, 2010 | Aug 5, 2010 | Aug 12, 2010 | Aug 19, 2010 | Aug 27, 2010 | Sep 1, 2010 | Sep 30, 2010 | Oct 7, 2010 | Oct 13, 2010 | Nov 11, 2010

Ed Rendell

Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell (born January 5, 1944) is an American politician and Governor of Pennsylvania. Rendell, a member of the Democratic Party, was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in...
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Oct 29, 2009 | Jan 19, 2010 | Mar 10, 2010 | Jun 3, 2010 | Aug 2, 2010 | Oct 18, 2010 | Nov 11, 2010

Andrew Breitbart

Andrew J. Breitbart (born February 1, 1969) is an American publisher, commentator for the Washington Times, author, and an occasional guest commentator on various news programs. He may be...
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Apr 1, 2010 | Apr 8, 2010 | Nov 10, 2010

Doug Hoffman

Doug Hoffman is a product of upstate New York. The second of four children, he was raised by a single mother in Saranac Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Park. At an early age Doug started...
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Oct 26, 2009 | Nov 2, 2009 | Nov 10, 2010

Newt Gingrich

Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to...
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Oct 19, 2009 | Nov 4, 2009 | Dec 1, 2009 | Jan 8, 2010 | Jan 14, 2010 | Jan 29, 2010 | Feb 4, 2010 | Feb 22, 2010 | Mar 23, 2010 | Apr 12, 2010 | Apr 23, 2010 | May 18, 2010 | May 28, 2010 | Jun 18, 2010 | Jul 20, 2010 | Aug 6, 2010 | Sep 8, 2010 | Sep 20, 2010 | Sep 24, 2010 | Oct 18, 2010 | Nov 9, 2010

George W. Bush

George W. Bush was the 43rd president of the United States (2001-2009), born July 6, 1946, in New Haven Connecticut. George was the oldest of six children of George Bush who served as the 41st...
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Nov 9, 2010

Joe Miller

Miller is the Republican Nominee for the United States Senate in Alaska, running against Democrat Scott McAdams and GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski who announced her write-in campaign. After...
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Nov 8, 2010

Stuart Varney

Stuart Varney is a conservative British-American economic journalist, currently working for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network in the United States. Varney joined Fox News in...
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Jan 7, 2010 | Jan 20, 2010 | Jan 28, 2010 | Feb 3, 2010 | Feb 9, 2010 | Feb 17, 2010 | Feb 23, 2010 | Mar 2, 2010 | Mar 26, 2010 | Mar 30, 2010 | Apr 8, 2010 | Apr 22, 2010 | May 25, 2010 | Jun 10, 2010 | Jul 9, 2010 | Jul 27, 2010 | Aug 27, 2010 | Nov 8, 2010

Dick Morris

Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant. Morris...
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Dec 9, 2009 | Jan 7, 2010 | Jan 20, 2010 | Feb 5, 2010 | Feb 25, 2010 | Mar 12, 2010 | Mar 19, 2010 | Mar 31, 2010 | Apr 12, 2010 | Apr 19, 2010 | Apr 26, 2010 | May 27, 2010 | Jun 28, 2010 | Jul 12, 2010 | Aug 16, 2010 | Aug 24, 2010 | Aug 31, 2010 | Sep 16, 2010 | Sep 29, 2010 | Oct 22, 2010 | Nov 2, 2010 | Nov 5, 2010

Jim DeMint

James Warren "Jim" DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. He had previously represented South Carolina's 4th congressional district from...
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Dec 16, 2009 | Feb 4, 2010 | Sep 15, 2010 | Nov 5, 2010
Mike Ghouse runs the Foundation for Pluralism championing the idea of co-existence through respecting and accepting the otherness of other and has dedicated his life to nurturing the pluralistic ideals embedded in Islam through the World Muslim Congress. He is a regular commentator on the TV, Radio and Print media offering pluralistic solutions to the issues of the day. He is a speaker, thinker, writer and a peace activist. Mike's work is reflected at three websites & twenty two Blogs listed at http://www.mikeghouse.net/