Global Experts Liveblog the Election
The Morningside Post (a publication of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs) will be liveblogging Election Day results. Bloggers from Brazil, France, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Russia and the UK will be joining Americans in covering the event.
Sing Along to the White House
Talent is pouring out from all corners of the globe in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Here are some songs celebrating the Illinois Senator from Ghana, Japan and Germany.
Tina Fey Reloads
Following popular demand, Tina Fey is back as Sarah Palin. After an internationally appraised impersonation of Gov. Sarah Palin in her first Saturday Night Live sketch as a â€œspot onâ€ act, Tina Fey is reenacting Gov. Palinâ€™s interview with CBS host Katie Couric. Although the first sketch did receive a certain disapproval, Feyâ€™s audience was demanding an encore.
Global: Let the financial sector eat cake?
In Japan, people have seen the election of four Prime Ministers in the past two years. The process has been described as â€œremarkably well-governedâ€ because the professionalism of the so-called professional class, the bureaucrats who actually run the country. What would people say about the United States? Have the regulators, these so-called professional bureaucrats who work above the political fray handled the economy better than the political class?
Japan: Obama gets support from Japanese city
Excitement is growing in a sleepy fishing town on the coast of the Japan Sea. The city of Obama, whose name means "little beach" in Japanese, is receiving unusual attention for its coincidental resemblance to the name of a certain US presidential candidate, writes Hanako Tokita, who reviews Japanese blogs for reactions.
Evangelicals have smallerâ€¦ you know what
There seems to be plenty of critiques of this yearâ€™s presidential candidate websites. Hereâ€™s something I noticed for myself. While I was looking for Hillaryâ€™s and Obamaâ€™s speeches from last week, I observed that Clintonâ€™s site was smaller than Obamaâ€™s in width! At where I work, we have been targeting...
Japanese Bloggers on Super Tuesday
While Super Tuesday has come and gone in the U.S., conversations carry on in its wake among bloggers in the booming Japanese blogosphere. What do bloggers in the world's second largest economy think of the presidential elections of their major trading partner? In this post: Japanese views on Clinton, Obama, Edwards, McCain and Ron Paul.
World's Eyes on Obama
As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors joined hands to bring us the reactions of bloggers from Japan, Haiti, Republic of Macedonia, Pakistan, India, Ukraine, Singapore and Chile in this article.