Stories Eastern & Central Europe from October, 2008
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.
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.
Although Georgia was not the first country in the South Caucasus where the U.S. Peace Corps started working, it was until recently the most active in terms of blogs. However, the situation has changed considerably since war with Russia saw volunteers evacuated to Armenia with no prospect for return.
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 â€œterrorist.â€...
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.
Hours before U.S. Senator Joseph Biden and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin face-off in St. Louis, Missouri in the only vice presidential debate of this election season, there is an expectation that foreign policy will be discussed. How will Palin, the Republican candidate, redeem herself after the world's reporters and bloggers...