June, 2008

Stories from June, 2008

Indonesia: In Search of Obama's Madrasah

Over a year ago, Fox News released a story stating that Senator Barack Obama had been educated at a ‘secular madrasah’ as a young child in Indonesia. A madrasah (loosely...

Why Women don't get into politics

Don Boudreaux has an interesting explanation : Women are more decent than men. Fewer women than men itch to lord it over others. Also, women are less willing than men...

Caribbean: Reactions to Obama's Nomination

Barack Obama has secured the Democratic Party's nomination. Caribbean bloggers were online with immediate reactions to the history-making news that a black man actually has a chance of winning the race to the White House.

Global: Apologies for Obama Assassination Comments Not Accepted By Bloggers

In an effort to defend the longevity of the 2008 Democratic race, Hillary Clinton commented to a South Dakota newspaper editorial board that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, did not receive his party's nomination until June. She also invoked the 1968 Democratic race, remarking, “we all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.” Jillian York brings us the reactions of bloggers from around the world.

Obamania Catches Malawians

Malawi though so far away from the US and economically poor, has its citizens following the US elections closely as if it something happening in their own backyard. For some, the US elections offer an interesting parallel as Malawi is holding its presidential and parliamentary elections next year. But the most important reason is probably the close race between Senators Hillary Clinton, a woman, and Barack Obama, who has race links to Africa, writes Victor Kaonga.