Stories Government & Politics from October, 2008

Caribbean: U.S. Election Countdown

Election day is almost here and as the moment of truth draws closer, Caribbean bloggers are busy with their own brand of political punditry, weighing in on everything from the candidates' position on key issues to “Machiavellian pragmatism”…

Halloween: A Pre-Indicator of Election Results?

Halloween is only a few hours away in the US…and as trick or treaters piece together the last of their costumes, the elections may be weighing heavy on their minds....

Today's Faves: Don't Vote, Obamamania, and One Hot Mama

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 blogs from Palestine, Canada and the UK.

What the World Wants

A quick glance at Voices without Votes or the global blogosphere and it's clear who the world wants for president: Barack Obama. It seems that, despite the relative closeness of the race in the United States, the rest of the world likes his charisma, his foreign policy, his take on the issues, and perhaps most of all, the fact that he's so different from George W. Bush, whom it's clear the world does not approve of.

International bloggers on U.S. helicopter attack in Syria

Sunday's U.S. helicopter attack in Syria showed that the Bush administration is now using a more aggressive approach towards suspected insurgents in the region. With less than a week to go before the Presidential election, how will this new strategy affect the Obama and McCain campaigns in the eyes of the voters?

Today's Faves: Obama-Handed Presidency, Different Conservatives, and Pundits

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 are from Cuba, Canada and Malaysia.

Caribbean: How the U.S. Vote Affects the Region

As the moment of truth draws closer, Caribbean bloggers are getting more vocal about what an Obama presidency could potentially mean for the region. Janine Mendes Franco reviews the Caribbean blogs for reactions.

Hanging Sarah Palin in Effigy

When news broke that a West Hollywood couple had hung a Sarah Palin effigy by a noose outside their home as part of a Halloween display, the blogosphere could hardly contain itself. Although many bloggers agreed that the effigy was not a crime, there was a general feeling that it was in bad taste.

Political Clashing in Portuguese Blogs

The Portuguese blogosphere is in the midst of a controversial discussion about the US elections. Reading the blogs, one feels that the bloggers are talking about a Portuguese campaign, given...

International bloggers tackle polling

For many of us, scanning poll results have become a fixture of politics. The media has long been criticized for covering elections much like a horse race instead of concentrating on issues and probing the mind of voters. Candidates often complain about the polls, too, especially when those results show them trailing. International bloggers weigh in.