Jillian York · February, 2008

Latest posts by Jillian York from February, 2008

Too Young to Vote

  February 20, 2008

Although Voices without Votes aims to cover the international perspective on the U.S. elections, non-citizens aren't the only ones without a vote. American youth, that is, those under the voting age of 18, are also voteless - but not voiceless! Here is a smattering of what American youth (and their parents) have to say about the primaries, the candidates, and the upcoming nominations.

Jews for Obama

  February 12, 2008

Sounds like a new chapter of Jews for Jesus…. BUT it’s not! Read the following to see this surprising development…. Think Clinton won the Jewish vote in California? Think again By Shmuel Rosner Race for the White House: Jews were 5% of the voters, but most voted for Obama (49%),...

Obama would be killed if elected

  February 12, 2008

img: Nathan Fox Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing believes Barack Obama would be assassinated if he were elected U.S. president: “He would probably not last long, a black man in the position of president. They would kill him,” Lessing said in the interview published Saturday,” quoted in the International Herald...

Evangelicals have smaller… you know what

  February 12, 2008

There seems to be plenty of critiques of this year’s presidential candidate websites. Here’s something I noticed for myself. While I was looking for Hillary’s and Obama’s speeches from last week, I observed that Clinton’s site was smaller than Obama’s in width! At where I work, we have been targeting...

Arabisto.com: “The Arab-American Street”

  February 11, 2008

Arabisto.com is a site that aims to share news and commentary on the Middle East with mainstream news readers. The site also features the opinions of a diverse group of bloggers with ties to the Middle East and North Africa. Last August, Amira al Hussaini interviewed Nadia Gergis, founder of...

Morocco: U.S. Elections Update

  February 10, 2008

So far, Moroccan bloggers have been surprisingly mute on the subject of U.S. politics (save for the posts already mentioned on this site, of course). As Lounsbury of 'Aqoul put it last week, "there is but passing interest in MENA" [of U.S. politics]. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the interest in the blogoma (Moroccan blogosphere) comes from those who do have votes, namely Moroccans who are U.S. citizens and Americans who reside in Morocco. As they are currently the only representation of the blogoma, I will share what they're saying, with the hope that the rest of the blogoma reacts.