· October, 2008

Stories U.S.A. from October, 2008

Revisiting French bashing in the right wing discourse

  October 26, 2008

Superfrenchie asks a recurrent question about the US-France relation that considerably soured in 2003 over the Iraq war. “Is France still the bogeyman for the American right?” The instances of France being labeled as the stereotypical left-leaning and soft European country by the right wing rhetoric abound: Romney’s stump speeches,...

Today's Faves: Obamessiah, a Change in Faith, and Right-Wing Republicans

  October 17, 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. What do a 29-year-old “strong conservative” Canadian, a 22-year-old “Sudanese thinker,” and an Irish-American poet from New Jersey have in common? In the wake of...

Moroccans for Obama?

  October 12, 2008

“When the Americans are getting ready to elect a president, the whole world holds its breath,” writes Moroccon blogger, Robin des Blogs [Fr]. It's a sentiment held by many around the world, but some Moroccon netizens aren't sure which outcome–an Obama or a McCain presidency–would be best for Morocco.

Providing a Voice for the Independent Candidates

  October 5, 2008

Despite the media's focus on Barack Obama and John McCain, they are not the only candidates running for the office of President of the United States of America. The race to the White House also includes Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party, Bob Barr of the Libertarian Party, Cynthia McKinney...

Is The US Global Leadership Fading Away?

  October 2, 2008

As Congress works to pass a revised bailout plan for sinking financial institutions, and the repercussion of the crisis is felt severely throughout the world, a recurring question seems to be on international bloggers' minds: Is the economic leadership of the US in the world starting to fade away?