Jillian York · November, 2008

Latest posts by Jillian York from November, 2008

Comments from Syria on the U.S. Elections

  November 8, 2008

The Syrian blogosphere, particularly the contingent that blogs in English, has been somewhat quiet about the U.S. elections, at least in comparison to its neighbors. It's no secret that many bloggers in the Arab world are frustrated with some of Obama's policies, even if they are glad that some change has come. In this post, we will take a look at three different Syrian perspectives on the recent elections in the U.S.

The Arab World Reacts to Rahm Emanuel's Appointment

  November 7, 2008

It was announced this morning that President-Elect Barack Obama had selected Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff. Emanuel, who served as a top adviser to President Bill Clinton and is now a member of the House, is known in the U.S. for his aggressive determination. His service to the...

Morocco: On Hope

  November 6, 2008

Moroccans were no exception to celebration to the reverie that exploded around the world last night following Obama's victory. Although the Moroccan blogosphere (Blogoma) is somewhat critical of Senator Barack Obama, as results poured in, so did the posts, which were overwhelmingly supportive.

Voices without Votes Liveblogs Global Reactions

November 5, 2008

Starting immediately, Voices without Votes will be liveblogging global reactions as we see them. Our global bloggers will answer your questions, analyze incoming results, and share blog and Twitter links. Join us now!

Voices without Votes Liveblogs Global Reactions

November 5, 2008

Starting immediately, Voices without Votes will be liveblogging global reactions as we see them. Our global bloggers will answer your questions, analyze incoming results, and share blog and Twitter links. Join us now!

Why isn't Election Day a Holiday?

  November 4, 2008

As Americans queue up to wait for potentially hours to vote, observers from other countries are wondering why Election Day in the U.S. isn't a holiday. In many countries, voting is mandatory, and the day a holiday to ensure people are able to vote. Although some states do require that businesses give their employees time off to vote, many do not. Jillian C. York looks at reactions from Kenya and Australia.

Today's Faves: Obama Hopefuls

  November 3, 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 contrast with Solana Larsen's post of yesterday, today's daily faves focuses on those choosing Obama as their favorite. On the eve of the elections,...

Breaking News: Twittersphere Reacts to Obama Grandmother's Passing

  November 3, 2008

In a sad turn of events, presidential hopeful Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, passed away from cancer less than 24 hours before her grandson could be elected president. Obama visited his grandmother, whose nickname was “Toot,” last week, taking a break from his schedule of heavy campaigning. Although it's too...

Global Experts Liveblog the Election

  November 3, 2008

The Morningside Post (a publication of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs) will be liveblogging Election Day results. Bloggers from Brazil, France, Germany, Singapore, Japan, Russia and the UK will be joining Americans in covering the event.