Stories Republican Party from October, 2008
The Portuguese blogosphere is in the midst of a controversial discussion about the US elections. Reading the blogs, one feels that the bloggers are talking about a Portuguese campaign, given the level of intensity in the discussion. On the right we have the supporters of John McCain, who are cautious...
Talent is pouring out from all corners of the globe in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Here are some songs celebrating the Illinois Senator from Ghana, Japan and Germany.
Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. 1) My first pick for today isn't exactly a blog, but the perspective is certainly blog worthy. In the Youth Media Reporter, a professional journal...
For many of us, scanning poll results have become a fixture of politics. The media has long been criticized for covering elections much like a horse race instead of concentrating on issues and probing the mind of voters. Candidates often complain about the polls, too, especially when those results show them trailing. International bloggers weigh in.
The disturbing news of two young men plotting to assassinate Democratic candidate Barack Obama have reached the blogosphere with global citizens commenting on what it means for the election and the U.S.
In 1985, a U.S. Congressman named John McCain traveled to Chile and met with dictator Augusto Pinochet. The previously unreported meeting was revealed by journalist John Dinges, who published the findings in two blogs, and which were especially timely because of the current Republican nominee â€œwho has harshly criticized the idea of sitting down with dictators without pre-conditions, appears to have done just that.â€
Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. Today's links are a little heavy on the Obama-side, but end in song and dance.
As the 2008 election faces its final days of campaigning, newspapers nation-wide are taking on their role as the â€œfourth branch of the governmentâ€ by endorsing either candidate. Over the weekend, Alaskaâ€™s largest newspaper Anchorage Daily News announced its endorsement of Democratic nominee Barack Obama, despite its governor on the opposing ticket.
As the presidential election zooms towards the final lap, Africa finds itself in the throes of debate for the first time since the major party primaries ended in June. Since Barack Obama and John McCain beat back their respective challengers earlier this year, the two major party candidates have focused on other issues in the race for the presidency, like the global financial crisis and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Regardless of not having a place at the table, many Africans and African bloggers have followed the U.S. presidential race with keen interest.
Superfrenchie asks a recurrent question about the US-France relation that considerably soured in 2003 over the Iraq war. â€œIs France still the bogeyman for the American right?â€ The instances of France being labeled as the stereotypical left-leaning and soft European country by the right wing rhetoric abound: Romneyâ€™s stump speeches,...