Today's faves: Immigration silence, Aussie cabbie chat, and Nobel envy

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.

1) Immigration in the nation

It's Columbus Day in the United States today, and pro-migrant “Guatemala-inspired” blog Citizen Orange can't help remembering the “ethnic cleansing and genocide”, linking to several Native American websites. About the election, Citizen Orange writer “symsess” is wondering why neither Barack Obama or John McCain have addressed immigration in the presidential debates so far, given the importance of Latino votes. He rounds up links to others who are wondering the same.

2) Cabpoll 08

In Australia, a Sydney cab driver with a very cool video blog happens upon a Kansas native who now works with Democrats Abroad in Sydney. Adrian Neylan of Cablog writes:

Yesterday I chatted with Brendan, a Democrat Abroad volunteer living in Sydney. I started proceedings by giving ‘ol John McCain a friendly back-hander before we moved onto the Democrats absentee voting campaign and Sydney's strong support for Obama.

Here's the first of three videos from the Cablog post:

3) Did he have to be French?

My last pick isn't really election focused, but on a day when everyone is talking about the Nobel Prize in Economics for New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, it seems relevant to link to Superfrenchie's post complaining about an American pundit who accuses the Nobel award committee of being “euro-centric”:

So an American doesn’t win this year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, and some pundit declares the awarding committee “biased” and “euro-centric”!

Euro-centric? For the record, the U.S. has 308 Nobel Prizes. More than any other country (France has 57). My guess at the time was that the fact that a Frenchie won bugged them real bad.

I soon got confirmation when Frenchman Le Clezio won the Literature Prize.

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