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Dear American Voter

In less than two weeks Americans will be going to the polls to make a decision on behalf of the entire world. At least this is what international folks say. To shed light on what ‘foreigners' think and feel, Link TV has launched Dear American Voter, a pioneering project in which people from outside the US send video messages to Americans. Here is a cross-section of reactions.

Europe: About that S word…

The latest line of attack from John McCain's campaign seems to revolve around that S world - you know as in Obama is a Socialist. It is often followed by the obligatory E (for Europe) word as McCain said himself: “”At least in Europe, the socialist leaders who so admire my opponent are upfront about their objectives.” So what do Europeans think of that latest from the Republican presidential candidate?

Bloggers fear impact of economic crisis on Madagascar

As the economic crisis continue to worsen, both US presidential candidates, European leaders and heads of international organizations predict that international aid will have to be reduced. Developing countries like Madagascar which are still relying heavily on international aid fear that such reduction will severely hinder the progress made in social development and reduction of extreme poverty. So will the economic crisis affect Madagascar and how ?

Bloggers Chat with Clinton

A number of bloggers were invited to interview Hillary Clinton. Among them was Voices without Votes' Solana Larsen. The Danish-Puerto Rican blogger and Global Voices Online managing editor twittered throughout the duration of the interview. Here are her observations.

Today's Faves: Obamessiah, a Change in Faith, and Right-Wing Republicans

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. What do a 29-year-old “strong...

Joe the Plumber Steals the Show

Joe the Plumber stole the limelight at last night's presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain. Who is Joe the Plumber? What is his relation to Joe Six-Pack? And what has he got to do with the elections? Bloggers from around the world weigh in.

Today's Faves: A Palin Shoe Fetish, Optimistic Times, and “The Scary Arabs”

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, Jillian York takes a look at a Jordanian blogger vehemently defending Arabs, a Filipina who loves Obama, and a Moroccan who doesn't get what all the love of Sarah Palin's shoes is about.

Debate Watch: The Global Twittersphere Favors Biden

Throughout the campaign thus far, Voices without Votes has been keeping an eye on the Twittersphere. Last week, we followed our global Tweeps (that's Twitterspeak for “friends”) as they commented...

Is The US Global Leadership Fading Away?

As Congress works to pass a revised bailout plan for sinking financial institutions, and the repercussion of the crisis is felt severely throughout the world, a recurring question seems to be on international bloggers' minds: Is the economic leadership of the US in the world starting to fade away?

Global: Let the financial sector eat cake?

In Japan, people have seen the election of four Prime Ministers in the past two years. The process has been described as “remarkably well-governed” because the professionalism of the so-called professional class, the bureaucrats who actually run the country. What would people say about the United States? Have the regulators, these so-called professional bureaucrats who work above the political fray handled the economy better than the political class?