· October, 2008

Stories History from October, 2008

Caribbean: U.S. Election Countdown

  October 31, 2008

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”…

Caribbean: How the U.S. Vote Affects the Region

  October 29, 2008

As the moment of truth draws closer, Caribbean bloggers are getting more vocal about what an Obama presidency could potentially mean for the region. Janine Mendes Franco reviews the Caribbean blogs for reactions.

Political Clashing in Portuguese Blogs

  October 29, 2008

The Portuguese blogosphere is in the midst of a controversial discussion about the US elections. Reading the blogs, one feels that the bloggers are talking about a Portuguese campaign, given the level of intensity in the discussion. On the right we have the supporters of John McCain, who are cautious...

Assassination news hits Blogosphere

  October 28, 2008

The disturbing news of two young men plotting to assassinate Democratic candidate Barack Obama have reached the blogosphere with global citizens commenting on what it means for the election and the U.S.

The fourth branch of the U.S. government

  October 27, 2008

As the 2008 election faces its final days of campaigning, newspapers nation-wide are taking on their role as the “fourth branch of the government” by endorsing either candidate. Over the weekend, Alaska’s largest newspaper Anchorage Daily News announced its endorsement of Democratic nominee Barack Obama, despite its governor on the opposing ticket.

Bloggers Weigh in on Voting Irregularities

  October 23, 2008

With Election Day just less two weeks away and early voting booths opening, issues surrounding the validity of the different ways to vote have arisen. Hoa Quach reviews blogs on this matter.

Today’s faves: ‘Come, on!’ moment, Obama-mania and sold-out yarmulkes

  October 23, 2008

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. In today’s favorite round up, a German blogger writes about the irrelevance of Palin’s wardrobe, meanwhile an American in Palestine talks about her recent Obama-filled trip and an Obama supporter has sad news for Jews wanting to purchase an accessory.

Today's Faves: McCain the Warrior, Zakaria's Endorsement, and Dead Bears for Obama

  October 22, 2008

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. 1) McCain, the warrior? Fearless blogger Jotman (Thailand) wrote today about Americans’ tendency to believe that John McCain possesses superior military leadership qualities than Barack...

Is Obama Arab? Should we care?

  October 12, 2008

Muslim, Black, Unpatriotic, Un-American, Sexist: Just a few of the insults hurled at Barack Obama since the inception of his presidential campaign. Despite Barack Obama's commitment to American politics, distrust of him runs deep in many parts of the U.S.