A New Leader Rises From The Ranks of the Republican Presidential Candidates- Newt Gingrich

(Bright Citizen.com)  With little financing and many challenges the presidential campaign of Newt Gingrich was less than an underdog.  However, with this year’s intensive debate schedule voters have had the opportunity to become very familiar with the candidates.  Fox News reports

The new polls continue to show Cain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at the top. But Gingrich has carved out a space right alongside them.

A McClatchy-Marist poll showed Romney leading with 23 percent, and Gingrich close behind with 19 percent. Cain was trailing slightly with 17 percent.

A CBS News poll also released Friday showed Cain leading with 18 percent — Romney and Gingrich were close behind with 15 percent each.

Reuters reports a similar story saying.

Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has a new challenge to contend with as presidential candidates brace for another debate on Saturday — the rise of Newt Gingrich.

The former speaker of the House of Representatives is gaining in the polls and may represent conservatives’ last best hope in 2012 in their search for an alternative to the more moderate Romney, now that Herman Cain and Rick Perry are struggling.

Clearly, people are not comfortable with Mitt Romney as many view him as condescending and haughty in the debates as well as being a flip-flopper on the issues that matter.

At BrightCitizen.com, we are excited to see a candidate arise of substance.  We want to see a president in the United States who is seasoned, honorable, and able to make decisions based on a solid understanding of history.  Now 68 years old, the former Speaker of the House, Mr. Gingrich admits he is less than perfect as he confessed that he asked and received God’s forgiveness for how he divorced his ailing wife years ago.  His debate performances and personal efforts to focus candidates of dethroning Barak Obama over attacking each other have shown what seems to be proving to be a perfect strategy.

The facts about sexual harassment in the United States Of America

With the current political attacks on Republican Presidential candidate Mr. Herman Cain, one might wonder what exactly is sexual harassment and specifically what does it mean in the United States of America.

Most of the contributors of BrightCitizen.com are c-level (CEO, CFO, CTO, etc) with extensive experience in business both in the US and abroad.  As any c-level in the US will tell you, sexual harassment accusations against management, in more cases than not, are settled by the accuser signing and agreement and a payment made by the company to avoid the high costs of America’s overabundance of lawyers taking any story to court.  A small sum is usually paid and the person is released.

We have seen outright sexual harassment in the US and abroad.  However like many things in the US, this charge has been abused and in most cases is just an inept employee looking for free money.  This charge should not be taken lightly as it not only wastes a company and their staff’s time, it can also damage the reputation of good people.

The Top Ten Best and Worst Communicators of 2010

(BrightCitizen.com) This is something we look forward to reading each year.  The Decker blog makes their conclusions on the best and worst communicators of the year.  Here’s that summary-

The 10 Best

1. Sebastián Piñera – Excellence above and below the surface

2. Scott Brown – Refreshing face and voice

3. Sandra Bullock – Grace under pressure

4. Admiral Thad Allen – Rock solid under pressure

5. Marco Rubio – Articulate power makes a new political star

6. Luke Russert – Chip off the old block, beyond his years

7. Buster Posey – Speaks softly, but carries a big stick

8. Elizabeth Smart – Character and maturity

9. Emmitt Smith – A winner at many things

10. Steve Jobs – Just has to be in the Top Ten, again


The 10 Worst

1. Tony Hayward – Appalling

2. Dick Fuld – Never learned

3. Christine O’Donnell, Joe Miller, Alvin Greene – Not ready for Prime Time

4. Gordon Brown – Consistent stumbler

5. Mel Gibson – Rant after rant

6. Jan Brewer – Inconsistent stumbler

7. Eric Massa – How can one believe?

8. Bertha Lewis – Like many under scrutiny, talks with forked tongue

9. Harry Reid – This politician is no stem-winder

10. Obama – Cadence, teleprompters and arrogance gets him here

Check the Decker assessment for 2010 here.

Obama Sues Arizona Over State Immigration Law

(BrightCitizen.com) With 59% of the US public against illegal immigrants, the state of Arizona has reacted.  They have enacted a law to allow law enforcement to check if people they come across on a day to day basis are legally in the United States or not.

(Reuters) – The Obama administration on Tuesday sued Arizona over the state’s strict new immigration law, attempting to wrestle back control over the issue but infuriating Republicans who said the border required more security.

The administration argued the Arizona law, which requires state and local police to investigate the immigration status of anyone they reasonably suspect of being an illegal immigrant, is unconstitutional and would sap law enforcement resources.

The Republican-controlled Arizona legislature passed the controversial law to try to stem the flood of thousands of illegal immigrants who cross its border from Mexico and to cut down on drug trafficking and other crimes in the area.


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Is The US News Media Anti-Christian?

(BrightCitizen.com) The United States has been considered to be a Christian nation for almost three-hundred years.  Some estimates say Christians of all flavors number in some 80% of the total US population.  However, for anyone who watches the mainstream news, you will find very anti-Christian comments and reports.  MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann calls ProLife people “Christian Jihadists”.  CBS’ Katie Couric calls Christian values “repugnant”.  Others have called intelligent and well-established Christians as people with “neurological disorders”.  Why such bigotry and outright attacks on Christians?

There are many reasons Christians can identify, however SE Cupp in her book, “Losing Our Religion” sees it from a different angle.  Ms. Cupp is an atheist.  She comments that the goal of the news media is to overthrow God.  To rip every discussion, every talk of any content on God.  The mainstream media is a tool of oppression targeting mainstream American.

In a recent interview, Ms. Cupp notes that the media finally has someone in the White house that is as uncomfortable with publish worship as they are.  On top of that Hollywood and pop culture has always been anti-Christian.  These three mediums are a powerful influence.

The media uses religion as a weapon, they use it to humanize the left, and to demonize the right.  The case is in point is the onslaught of attacks on President Bush who professes to be a Christian, while Barak Obama who also says he is a Christian is not under attack.  This is more evident how the media has attacked people like Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee labeling those with Christian values as extremists and anyone of those who profess to be Christians on the political left are not submitted to such fierce criticism.

The liberal media does not handle nuance well.  They cannot distinguish between Christians or any of the various types of Christians.

If Christian attacks were replaced with Jews, Blacks, Asians, or some other group, the anchor would be removed from their jobs.  However, this double-standard in the media is very evident.

Ms. Cupp says these attacks are happening daily.  She thinks that Christians need to organize around this. Just as the Tea Party’s have been organized around fiscal responsibility.

Israeli’s Blockade Of Gaza Is Legal By International Maritime Law

(BrightCitizen.com) International Maritime Law expert Mr. Robert Margolis on a recent interview says a state has a right under International Maritime Law.  Under the law of Blockades, a country may declare a blockade over a port in both the territorial seas and the international waters.  The boarding of the ship is not an act of piracy by a warship as others have condemned Israel.  Pirates are individuals seeking personal gains.

If a blockade is declared and the ship is aware of the blockade.  Their is a series of steps to hail, fire across the bow, and boarding becomes acceptable.  By trying to break a sovereign nation’s blockade, they indeed are breaking the law.

Mr. Margolis says that the Israelis actually did not use too much force, but actually used too little force.  He said the Israeli’s should have dropped stun grenades or tear gas to clear the deck first as they had every right to board the ship by International Maritime Laws.