April, 2008

Stories from April, 2008

How dumb is the American public?

Greg Mankiw and Paul Krugman – two economists, who often disagree – agree that Hillary Clinton and John McCain are full of it. Clinton and McCain have proposed that to...

Iran: Clinton's threat and a controversial photo

Hillary Clinton's threats to obliterate Iran should it attack Israel did not go well with Iranian bloggers. Hamid Tehrani reviews the Iranian blogosphere for reactions in Farsi and English.

Cuba: Wright or Wrong?

Manuel A.Tellechea at Review of Cuban-American Blogs explains why he thinks Barack Obama still has not denounced Reverend Wright: “Although he acknowledges that ‘there has been great damage’, Obama stills...

Hillary Wins Pennslyvania: Will the ‘Slapfest’ Continue?

Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in the hotly contested Pennsylvania primary Tuesday 55 to 45 per cent, further prolonging an already tense and extensive campaign to head the Democratic ticket for President in November, writes John Liebhardt, who brings us the reactions of world bloggers.

Australia: Progressive Views from Oz

Issues such as the war on terror, Iraq and Afghanistan have dominated Australian posts but there is also lively interest in the US presidential election. Most of the key bloggers about international and US politics could be categorized as progressive, left or liberal. Most support an independent Australian foreign policy, oppose what they see as US hegemony and have been stridently anti-Bush. They have been strongly against the Iraq war, though less vocal about Afghanistan.

Get Hillary – it's the only choice

It is all getting rather silly – and very worrying. I watched what we were able to see on TV of the ABC Hillary/Barack debate, topping up content with online...

U.S. Papal Visit: The World Reacts

As Pope Benedict XVI makes his first papal visit to the United States this week, the media and blogosphere are in a frenzy - primarily due to the sexual abuse scandal that shook the foundation of the American Catholic church six years ago. The Pope addressed the issue in Washington D.C. on Thursday, speaking with victims of sexual abuses, which pleased some bloggers but for others was too little too late.

What's Carter Doing in the Middle East?

Former US President Jimmy Carter just concluded talks with Palestinian Hamas leaders in Cairo, Egypt. First, it was the turn of the US Presidential elects to snub the visit. Now, bloggers from the region join them to rebuff it.

A Letter from Africa

African bloggers are busy sending messages to Senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain about international relations, trade, religion and their overall expectations from the US presidential elections. John Liebhardt brings us the reactions of bloggers from South Africa, Nigeria and Ethiopia in this post.

France: Obama is NOT what we call “left wing”

The US presidential election is seen by many in France as a chance to reassess the Franco-American relationship and find a common ground, writes Lova Rakotomalala, who looks at a new Facebook group, by French socialists, supporting Senator Barack Obama.