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Three economists and a hoyden

In Australia, where the general euphoria over Obama's election has worn off, this ensemble of (mostly) economic bloggers are beginning to ponder what issues the new administration will address. Also: What is a hoyden, anyway?

Obama's Victory: A Boost for Global Health?

As U.S. President-elect Barack Obama prepares for his four years in the White House, many are discussing how his term will impact health issues, globally and in the U.S., and...

Caribbean: U.S. Election Countdown

Election day is almost here and as the moment of truth draws closer, Caribbean bloggers are busy with their own brand of political punditry, weighing in on everything from the candidates' position on key issues to “Machiavellian pragmatism”…

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.

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...

Debate Watch: What is Sarah Palin Getting Into?

Just a few short hours until the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate and days away from Sarah Palin’s infamous interviews with Katie Couric. So, what’s expected of the Republican VP candidate tonight, as she proves to the world and American voters that she’s a superior choice to Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden?

France: Understanding the Minorities’ Votes in Florida

It seems increasingly clear that Florida once again is going to be critical factor in the elections. Both Republican nominee Senator John McCain and Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama know it. According to polls, the battle will again be very close. French blogger, Laure de Montalembert surveys the Floridian electoral landscape and tries to understand the factors that matter to Floridian voters.

Who can ignore Bill Clinton?

It’s difficult to keep Bill Clinton out of the spotlight. Whether it was helping his wife, Hillary, campaign for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency of the United States or, most recently, his decision to get back to work on the Clinton Foundation, which works around the world to diminish greenhouse gasses, pushing low-cost drugs for those suffering from HIV/AIDS and battling childhood obesity. He most recently made news for a recent six-day trip to Africa took him to Ethiopia, Rwanda, Liberia and Senegal.

Obama: Flip-flopping over abortion?

Throughout his candidacy, Barack Obama has consistently been seen as an advocate for abortion rights, earning him support from such organizations as NARAL. But after Obama clarified his position on late-term abortions this past Saturday, saying that he opposed "mental distress" as a reason for late-term (22 weeks or later) abortions, the blogosphere was quick to question Obama's true beliefs.

Obama Nenay! (Madagascar for Obama)

Madagascar is a country better known for its cartoon portrayal than for its media representation, yet its blogosphere is actively voicing its opinions of the upcoming U.S. elections. One blogger,...