Hoa Quach · October, 2008

Latest posts by Hoa Quach from October, 2008

Assassination news hits Blogosphere

  October 28, 2008

The disturbing news of two young men plotting to assassinate Democratic candidate Barack Obama have reached the blogosphere with global citizens commenting on what it means for the election and the U.S.

The fourth branch of the U.S. government

  October 27, 2008

As the 2008 election faces its final days of campaigning, newspapers nation-wide are taking on their role as the “fourth branch of the government” by endorsing either candidate. Over the weekend, Alaska’s largest newspaper Anchorage Daily News announced its endorsement of Democratic nominee Barack Obama, despite its governor on the opposing ticket.

Bloggers Weigh in on Voting Irregularities

  October 23, 2008

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.

Today’s faves: ‘Come, on!’ moment, Obama-mania and sold-out yarmulkes

  October 23, 2008

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. In today’s favorite round up, a German blogger writes about the irrelevance of Palin’s wardrobe, meanwhile an American in Palestine talks about her recent Obama-filled trip and an Obama supporter has sad news for Jews wanting to purchase an accessory.

Bloggers Chat with Clinton

  October 17, 2008

A number of bloggers were invited to interview Hillary Clinton. Among them was Voices without Votes' Solana Larsen. The Danish-Puerto Rican blogger and Global Voices Online managing editor twittered throughout the duration of the interview. Here are her observations.

Racism on the Republican Trail?

  October 10, 2008

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 “terrorist.”...

Women: On Palin and Going to Hell

  October 6, 2008

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.

American in Palestine reacts to VP debate

  October 5, 2008

From the meaning of the Arabic word madrassa to their stance on the situation in Palestine and their undying love for Israel, teacher and activist Marcy Newman takes Sarah Palin and Joe Biden to task in two blog entries from Palestine. Here are some of her arguments, from her blog Body on the Line.