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October 23, 2008

Bloggers Weigh in on Voting Irregularities

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

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.

October 17, 2008

Bloggers Chat with Clinton

A number of bloggers were invited to interview Hillary Clinton. Among them was Voices without Votes' Solana Larsen. The Danish-Puerto Rican blogger and Global Voices Online managing editor twittered throughout the duration of the interview. Here are her observations.

October 15, 2008

Today’s Faves: Canadian Confession, Baby Sarah and UK student visits the U.S.

In today's round up, we learn about a Canadian who confesses to know more about the US election than that of her own country, a new Tennessee father going out of his way to show support to the McCain-Palin ticket and a UK student who spent time volunteering in the Obama campaign.

October 10, 2008

Racism on the Republican Trail?

Just three weeks away from the November 4 election and things are heating up on the campaign trails, specifically the trails of Republican candidates Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin. On Monday, McCain spoke at a New Mexico rally where supporters called the Demoratic candidate Barack Obama a “terrorist.” ...

October 6, 2008

Women: On Palin and Going to Hell

Over the weekend, Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin spoke at a California rally, where during her speech she repeated a quote she read on a Starbucks cup from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Will women who don't support other women have a place reserved for them in hell? Bloggers from around the world react.

October 5, 2008

American in Palestine reacts to VP debate

From the meaning of the Arabic word madrassa to their stance on the situation in Palestine and their undying love for Israel, teacher and activist Marcy Newman takes Sarah Palin and Joe Biden to task in two blog entries from Palestine. Here are some of her arguments, from her blog Body on the Line.

October 2, 2008

Debate Watch: What is Sarah Palin Getting Into?

Just a few short hours until the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate and days away from Sarah Palin’s infamous interviews with Katie Couric. So, what’s expected of the Republican VP candidate tonight, as she proves to the world and American voters that she’s a superior choice to Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden?

September 26, 2008

To Bailout or not to Bailout?

It’s been 19 days since the Federal Housing Finance Agency became conservators of GSE’s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Eleven days since Bank of America purchased Merrill Lynch for the “bargain” price of $50 million dollars and holding company Lehman Brothers had to file for bankruptcy; Ten days since the Federal Reserve spent $85 billion to rescue insurance corporation American International Group; Less than 24 hours since the FDIC seized bank Washington Mutual Inc., and sold its assets to JPMorgan Chase for $1.9bn; and nine days since the U.S. administration first proposed a Wall Street bailout of nearly $700bn. Following are some blog reactions from around the world.

September 25, 2008

Bloggers nod Biden and his comments

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden has further earned his nickname of “Foot-in-the-Mouth-Biden” as agreed by global bloggers. Here's a reflection from bloggers from Columbia, the Netherlands and Italy.