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Sing Along to the White House

Talent is pouring out from all corners of the globe in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Here are some songs celebrating the Illinois Senator from Ghana, Japan and Germany.

Obama: Still not an Arab

After more than 20 months on the campaign trail, dozens of interviews, thousands of headlines, it seems some people still aren't sure whether Obama is "an Arab" or not. He is not.

Dear American Voter: An International Perspective

Americans will soon be going to the polls to make a decision on behalf of the entire world. At least this is what international folks say. To shed light on what ‘foreigners' think and feel, Link TV has launched Dear American Voter, a pioneering project in which people from outside the US send video messages to Americans. Here is a cross-section of reactions, focusing on international affairs.

Dear American Voter

In less than two weeks Americans will be going to the polls to make a decision on behalf of the entire world. At least this is what international folks say. To shed light on what ‘foreigners' think and feel, Link TV has launched Dear American Voter, a pioneering project in which people from outside the US send video messages to Americans. Here is a cross-section of reactions.

Today's faves: Cuban Travel, Conspiracy Theories, and Sexism

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. Today, we bounce from Cuba, to Britain, to Egypt.

Beyond the Debate: Who's More Presidential?

Last night's final presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain brought a mixed bag of reactions from bloggers around the world. Who appeared more presidential? And how did bloggers translate their facial expressions and body language? Here are a few snippets.

India-USA Relationship Enters A New Era

Earlier this month the US government lifted its 30 year moratorium on nuclear trade with India. US President Bush signed a bill that allows US assistance to India's civilian nuclear energy program and in return India will allow its nuclear facilities for inspection by International Atomic Energy Association. Riding the Elephant thinks that [...]

Providing a Voice for the Independent Candidates

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...

Tina Fey Reloads

Following popular demand, Tina Fey is back as Sarah Palin. After an internationally appraised impersonation of Gov. Sarah Palin in her first Saturday Night Live sketch as a “spot on” act, Tina Fey is reenacting Gov. Palin’s interview with CBS host Katie Couric. Although the first sketch did receive a certain disapproval, Fey’s audience was demanding an encore.

Global: Let the financial sector eat cake?

In Japan, people have seen the election of four Prime Ministers in the past two years. The process has been described as “remarkably well-governed” because the professionalism of the so-called professional class, the bureaucrats who actually run the country. What would people say about the United States? Have the regulators, these so-called professional bureaucrats who work above the political fray handled the economy better than the political class?