PPP poll: Huckabee lone Republican to beat Obama
In Public Policy Polling's latest 2012 presidential poll, Mike Huckabee is the only Republican who tops President Obama (47%-44%). Huckabee was also the only Republican to have positive favorability ratings. The other potential GOP candidates polled were Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and PPP tossed Glenn Beck in as a novelty.
Traditional family key to economic health of nation
Brandon Dutcher penned an excellent column on the massive - and positive - economic impact of the traditional family model; in particular, married homemakers. It simply is a must-read.
Hamas selling confiscated humanitarian aid
A journalist who recently visited the Gaza Strip says that Hamas has confiscated international humanitarian aid, and is forcing Gazans to buy the goods, such as medicine (ironically labeled "not for resale").
Sri Lankan MP's eloquent speech over strong-arm, dictatorial move
Blogger Adam Brickley at RightOSphere posted a video from a speech delivered by Sri Lankan Member of Parliament M.A. Sumanthiran. Sumanthiran was objecting to the government ramming through legislation to remove presidential term limits, and consolidate power in the hands of the President -- and filed under "emergency" procedures, barely giving time to print and distribute copies of the bill before it was brought up. The U.S. State Department has condemned the bill. The speech was given in English, so you can watch it if you wish, or you can read the text here. Sumanthiran gave a very eloquent speech (much interrupted by shouting from the majority coalition), but the chamber passed the measure over his objections.
Muskogee Politico readers' political affiliation
According to our unscientific online poll (in which 90 votes were cast), 80% of our readers are Republicans, 12% are Democrats, and 7% are Independents.