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January 20, 2009

The best of VwV and the presidential campaign

Less than one year ago, Voices without Votes was created to offer a voice of those who couldn't vote in the U.S. presidential election to those who could. Our exciting journey has reached its final destination with Barack Obama's inauguration today. However, before we say "goodbye," our authors have chosen ...

January 13, 2009

What do the following men have in common?

Aggregated from: England for Obama

1. John McCain 2. Joe Biden 3. Colin Powell Apart from all being prominent American male political figures, that is. And all being white (like Stephen Colbert, I don’t see colour). Give up? They’ve all got a great track record on bipartisanship. Well, a good enough track record to be hon...

December 4, 2008

The Republicans Base

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

Writing at USA Today, Rod Dreher confirms something that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, namely that social conservatives and Christian voters are an essential element of the Republican base and that the McCain/Palin ticket lost for reasons having little to do with deep demographic changes misi...

I couldn’t have put it better myself

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

Warning, lot’s of bleeps ahead The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c Mumbai Tragedy Barack Obama Interview John McCain Interview Sarah Palin Video Funny Election Video ©2008 PoliGazette. All Rights Reserved.. ...

November 22, 2008

Obama: Fortune tellers - past and presentThis is a Video post

Foretelling political fortunes is risky at the best of times - almost as hard as economic predictions. Remember the warnings of oil at $200 a barrel before the end of the year? Kevin Rennie, from Australia, takes a closer look at predictions for the Obama administration.

November 20, 2008

NYT comes out against electoral college, Kanishk Tharoor

Aggregated from: open Democracy News Analysis - USA

Following in our footsteps, a New York Times editorial today forcefully argues for the abolition of the electoral college in favour of the popular vote. There are numerous reasons to dispense with the creaking, archaic system: much of the initial rationale of the system lay in slavery; it is uncons...

November 19, 2008

A Terrorist by Any Other Name is Still a Terrorist

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

This morning National Public Progressive Radio carried a news piece on terrorist turned educator William Ayers. It is precisely what we have come to expect from the media:  pleasant bromides about wonderful progressive people doing well by doing good. To hear NPR’s Peter Overby tell it, Aye...

That Obama-McCain meeting not quite in full

Aggregated from: England for Obama

Want to know what happened when Barry met Johnny? Here you go: And here was the eminently sensible Bill Maher’s take on it, via The Rachel Maddow Show. Sorry: The Arianna Huffington Show (Note to MSNBC: this woman certainly has great views, and can certainly write. But please, please, please ...

November 18, 2008

Should we question Obama, or Israel?

Aggregated from: Mideast Youth - Thinking Ahead » USA

I have a hard time believing that every single U.S President is sincerely passionate about Israel to the point of putting the country’s interests ahead of its own. This entire region continues to boom with support for Obama, and I wouldn’t call it blind support. I would call it hope, som...

The Vast Left-Handed Conspiracy

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

Cackle it up, fellow left-handers, because we did it!?? We got a lefty back into the White House!?? Of course, no matter how it had gone down on November 4th, we would have done it, because both Barack Obama and John McCain are left-handed, according to the Washington Post. Roughly half of the last ...