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October 31, 2008

Today's Faves: Dubai, Perth and Lima

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's picks take us to the United Arab Emirates, Australia and Peru.

October 29, 2008

On the topic of US politics …

Aggregated from: John Barrdear

There’s a perennial question thrown around by Australian and British politics-watchers (and, no-doubt, by people in lots of other countries too, but I’ve only lived in Australia and Britain):  Why do American elections focus so much on the individual and so little on the proposed ...

October 24, 2008

Today's Faves: Pondering Palin from across the Pacific

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. Although Sarah Palin’s star is no longer in the ascendancy, I decided to feature three Australian bloggers’ latest posts which touch on the aspiring Vice President. The fascination with her has continued unabated in the U.S. but many bloggers over here are having trouble taking her seriously. It's much easy to laugh or dismiss her as inept.

October 23, 2008

Political vaudeville

Aggregated from: Antony Loewenstein

My latest New Matilda column is about the forthcoming US election:   Vacuous coverage of the US election has only skimmed the surface of the economic and foreign policy challenges facing the next President, argues Antony Loewenstein Mainstream media debate over the forthcoming US electi...

October 17, 2008

Today Faves: A Minority Leader, a Scorned Star and a Scattered McCain

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's picks take us to Madagascar and Australia, where one blogger asks us "would a relatively young candidate from a minority group with a new approach fare that well against an experienced politician labeled as a war hero in your own country?"

October 6, 2008

The pit-bull is off the leash

Sarah Palin continues to infuriate and trouble progressive bloggers in Australia. The Vice Presidential debate and her weekend attack on Barack Obama over William Ayers has brought swift responses, writes Kevin Rennie from Australia.

September 14, 2008

Country First? Reform? Prospeerity? Peace? Sure…

Aggregated from: The Thinkers' Podium

I’m not convinced by this line that’s being run by the McCain-Palin campaign. I know I don’t vote in the US and it’s not directed at me, but I’m not entirely disinterested what with America having the role it does in world politics. Nor am I uninterested in the w...

September 12, 2008

How Barack Obama will change our politics

Aggregated from: Gordon Moyes

I have been making a study of the political strategy of Barack Obama for the past two years. I have read his two books and have noted every article by journalists. I have just returned from a month in USA where I more closely observed his campaign. He has totally rewritten the strategy of successful...

September 9, 2008

Three things to remember about polls and the US election

Aggregated from: Larvatus Prodeo

Post by Kim With the news that John McCain has now hit 50% in the Gallup poll, opening up a 4 point lead over Barack Obama, I thought it might be worth mentioning a few cautions about interpreting both American polls and the race as a whole - because there are significant differences from Austral...

September 5, 2008

Travails in the US - Palin an inspired choice

Aggregated from: Ambit Gambit

Post by Graham Young We went to visit Pearl Harbour yesterday. Can you imagine doing a guided tour of the War Memorial in Canberra and being instructed to stay silent because this is a solemn place? When you visit the memorial to the Arizona which was the pride of the fleet destroyed at Pearl H...