Stories from September, 2008
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.
Barack Obama for Prime Minister in Canada? In a country where polls show that Obama has 42 per cent of voter support compared to current Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper's 29pc, this hardly comes to as a surprise. Jillian York reviews a Canadian blog and Twitter account with a twist.
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?
After the first presidential debate on national security and foreign relations, bloggers from around the world have spoken. Here is more of what transpired from the Francophone blogosphere.
From sheer outrage to hilarious quips on what the Presidential candidates were saying at last night's debate, international Twitter users across different time zones were glued to their television and computer screens following every word uttered by Senators John McCain and Barack Obama. Following is a quick preview.
Bloggers around the world are weighing in with their opinions over last night's Presidential debate which left many pundits scratching their heads and American voters hoping for more. How did Senators Barack Obama and John McCain score with international bloggers? Ari Herzog finds out.
In their first debate, Iran was one of hot topics that two presidential candidates discussed. Both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama agreed that the United States â€œcannot tolerate a nuclear Iran.â€ Several Iranian bloggers share their opinions on this debate.
Last week, Israel-based LJ user avva asked his Russophone readers - some of whom are eligible to vote in the upcoming U.S. election - whether they supported Barack Obama or John McCain, and for what reasons. The post generated over 300 comments from bloggers based in the United States, Israel, Canada and Russia. Below are some of the responses.
With a little less than two hours to go before the two US presidential candidates flex their muscles at their first televised debate, bloggers from around the world are busy registering their impressions on the candidates. Here's a reflection from international bloggers on Democratic nominee Barack Obama.
With a little over two hours to go before the two US presidential candidates flex their muscles at their first televised debate, bloggers from around the world are busy registering their impressions on the candidates. Here's a reflection on Republican nominee John McCain. Is McCain totally 'out of control' or is he portraying 'cynical, dirty and politics at its best'?