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November 26, 2008

Conservatives and Ideas

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

James Joyner throws down the gauntlet to conservative intellectuals, arguing that conservatives lack ideas with regards to at least two critical issues: global warming and income inequality. I would argue that while Joyner’s challenge to conservatives is provocative, it is fundamentally based...

November 23, 2008

Africa: Back to Reality after Obama's Election

The election of Barack Obama prompted hope throughout Africa that the perception of the continent and the nature of relations between Africa and the US will now be different. However, many bloggers are now warning their fellow Africans against unrealistic expectations. The fact that Obama’s father was Kenyan, they argue, will not alter the fact that Obama was elected by Americans to look out for American interests in the world.

November 20, 2008

Shaken, not stirred

Aggregated from: England for Obama

It was bound to happen. Someone’s invented a Barack Obama cocktail. Just one thing. They’ve called it the ‘Barackatini’. Which surely begs the question: wouldn’t ‘Obamartini’ have been a better play on words? No matter. I’m off to get drunk on a Mint J...

November 16, 2008

Any day now…

Aggregated from: silversavant

Any day now…If you are like me, still trying to process the meaning of Barack Obama as POTUS (President of the United States), then you surely must have been struck by the startling theater of President-elect Barack Obama’s first post election press conference as it unfolded on Televisi...

November 11, 2008

Obama and McCain in Singapore

Aggregated from: Singapore 2 India

Our congrats to the new President-elect Mr. Barack Obama, who made history by becoming the first African-American to lead America. Our wishes to Mr. John McCain, who came close in popular votes in spite of everything stacked against him. Obama's younger feel combined with the economic crisis and unp...

The World Celebrates Obama — But A Few Countries Already Have Demands

Aggregated from: Across the Pond

Around the world, leaders have mostly greeted the election of Barack Obama with enthusiasm, some of which is routine “congratulations to the new guy” you’d get with any U.S. election and some of which is no doubt informed by exhaustion with the President Bush years and a sincere a...

November 10, 2008

Obama: My wish list…

Aggregated from: Mwari wa David…attempting a re-invention

I am sure that nearly everyone in the entire world knows the name Obama, and can recognize the face that owns the name. No doubt, everyone in Kenya knows what has happened in the USA. Mostly, I am convinced that people who go by name of ‘leaders’ have witnessed Obama’s fight and ...

Obama's first press conference as President-Elect

Aggregated from: Minor Matters

After meeting with 17 economic advisers, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will hold a press conference today probably focusing on the worsening financial crisis. The press conference is expected to start at 1:30 p.m. (central time) at the Hilton Chicago. Attending the earlier meeting are billionaire busin...

President Obama: the Middle East press responds

Aggregated from: Mark MacKinnon's Blog

Here's a quick look at how the press in the Middle East — arguably the region likely to be most affected by yesterday's U.S. election — interpreted the news that Barrack Obama is on his way to the White House: “No declaration of support and no promising statements can diminish...

November 8, 2008

Rising Voices Bloggers on Obama's Victory

Bloggers from around the world, including those trained in Rising Voices outreach projects, have been penning their reactions to President-Elect Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday’s election in the United States. David Sasaki brings us the story.