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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 ...

December 9, 2008

Where Is The Republican Core?

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

While campaigning for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele has admonished party conservatives to driving away moderates.  Steele’s argument is a rather old one in its vague terms — that the party needs to have a “...

President of Uruguay Resigns from Socialist Party Over Abortion

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

The President of Uruguay, Tabare Vazquez, officially broke with the Socialist Party over a move that attempts to legalize some abortions in the country. Last month, Vazquez vetoed legislation that would have legalized abortion in the first trimester due to hardship on the basis of economics, famil...

WaPo Misses Another Story

Aggregated from: IraqPundit

If we are to believe the Washington Post, Iraqi women were doing just fine under Saddam Hussein's Baathist rule. In a story today, a reporter writes about a woman, "[Muna] Saud remembered when Iraqi women didn't need wasta -- connections -- to find a job. In the late 1970s, thousands of Iraqi women,...

Jamaica: The Agony of Defeat?

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

Jamaican Kadene Porter, writing at Abeng News Magazine, notices that women are often less than gracious “when it comes to conceding defeat in a political campaign.” ...

November 26, 2008

Make Up Your Minds About Latina Women and Their Uteruses

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

You can't have it both ways. You cannot in one breath say that abortions are the cause of illegal immigration and criticize a woman's decision to have a child outside of marriage especially if both decisions are based in "American uteruses". You can't pick and choose your female reproductive organs....

November 25, 2008

From the dirtiest doors of history

Aggregated from: Egyptian chronicles

Ashley Dupre aka Christine was the prostitute that brought down NY governor Eliot Spitzer if you remember from couple of months earlier this year in the States. Dupre appeared with famous Diane Sawyer special report about prostitution in 20/20 , I am waiting for this episode when they show it on ...

November 20, 2008

Will Obama govern from the left?, Thomas Ash

Aggregated from: open Democracy News Analysis - USA

The tea leaves are ready, and the crystal balls are out. Now that the campaign is over, everyone's attention is focused on predicting what sort of president Barack Obama will be. The real answer is that it is too early to tell: the degree to which he moves the country to the left will be limite...

November 16, 2008

Unmarried gals push Obama to victory

Aggregated from: A Political Glimpse from Ireland

Pollster Stan Greenberg suggests that it’s unmarried women pushed Obama over the top. Now to a guy who lives in a town lousy with galleries, theaters and earnest non-profit groups, this is no surprise. There seems to be about 100,000 of these women in Minneapolis, all of whom lament the fa...

Puerto Rico, U.S.A.: Gay Marriage

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

“When I found out California and Florida were state's #29 and #30 in the banning of same-sex marriage, I was aghast”: Puerto Rican blogger Liza says that “the problem with gay marriage is not ‘the gay' but ‘the marriage'.”. ...