Stories History from March, 2008

World Moved by Obama's Speech on Race

On Tuesday, presidential candidate Barack Obama delivered a speech on race (video) in the United States, referencing how it has affected his campaign. Already, the speech is being compared to...

Iraq at 5: The World Reacts

Today, March 19, marks five years of “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Initially a plan to oust Saddam Hussein and “end the war before it started,” the war in Iraq continues to...

Filipino bloggers compare US and Philippines politics

Lauded as America’s democratic model in Asia, it is then of no surprise that the Philippines is keeping a close eye on the race to the White House. It may even be insightful to say that when it comes to politics, the Philippines – a former colony of the superpower - is just like the US. Even as politicians change, the system remains very much the same; the voting participation is quite the same; ideological views (and their marginalization) are the same; and the structure of government itself is the same.