Posts Tagged ‘American elections’

“What if the world could vote? [in American elections]

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2008 at 22:35

What if the world could vote?

By Rebecca Frankel on Decision ’08

The world has been weighing in on the U.S. presidential election intermittently over the past two years, but what would happen if the countries of the world could cast a collective vote on Nov. 4? Would the world elect Barack Obama or John McCain?

FP teamed up with the folks at the Gallup World Poll to create this must-see interactive map of their findings.

Barack Obama and Turkish Politics « In Between Stories

Read the rest of this entry »

“McCain and Palin Are Playing With Fire

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2008 at 10:13

McCain and Palin Are Playing With Fire

By Khaled Hosseini, The Washington Post, Sunday, October 12, 2008; B05

I prefer to discuss politics through my novels, but I am truly dismayed these days. Twice last week alone, speakers at McCain-Palin rallies have referred to Sen. Barack Obama, with unveiled scorn, as Barack Hussein Obama.

Read the rest of this entry »

“Rolling Stone presents 11 myths about Sarah Palin

In Uncategorized on October 5, 2008 at 22:43

fashion support for Obama…

Rolling Stone presents 11 myths about Sarah Palin

By Mark Frauenfelder

Rolling Stone has compiled a nice list of myths about Sarah Palin.

Read the rest of this entry »

“25 Harshest Reactions To the Wall Street Bailout

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2008 at 16:53

25 Harshest Reactions To the Wall Street Bailout

By Mark Frauenfelder

Read the rest of this entry »

“Why Washington Hates Wall Street…

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2008 at 02:33

SlaSlate Why Washington Hates Wall Street

An 80-year rivalry explained.
Timothy Noah

found in Obama bumper-stickers for every state project now complete

Read the rest of this entry »

“U.S. Religious Landscape Survey

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2008 at 13:49

U.S. Religious Landscape Survey

By Reflection Cafe

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

Based on interviews with more than 35,000 American adults, this extensive survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life details the religious makeup, religious beliefs and practices as well as social and political attitudes of the American public. This online section includes dynamic tools that complement the full report. For a video overview and related material, go to the resource page

Read the rest of this entry »

“Poll finds Europeans favor Obama over McCain in US

In Uncategorized on September 11, 2008 at 01:31

Poll finds Europeans favor Obama over McCain in US

International Herald Tribune

"Poll finds Europeans favor Obama over McCain in US

WASHINGTON: Despite some optimism in 12 European countries that Democrat Barack Obama could improve relations with Europe if elected president, most Europeans polled in a survey released Wednesday do not want closer ties with the United States.

Read the rest of this entry »

“Ordinary Folks

In Uncategorized on September 5, 2008 at 14:40

Ordinary Folks

by Cheryl Rofer

I’ve been thinking some of this, on and off, but maybe now is the time to say it.

Barack Obama looks like ordinary folks I’m accustomed to. Yes, I’m white, and yes, I grew up in largely white northern New Jersey, but Obama is about the same age as, and looks a bit like, the son of my bff. She qualifies as bff because we have been more or less that status since our ages were in the single digits. Some things won’t ever change.

Read the rest of this entry »

With a “tough guy” woman…

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2008 at 14:41

Sarah Palin reminds me Turkey’s single female prime minister Tansu Çiller.  All that tough discourse and all. Çiller had her own discursive agenda-especially anti-Kurdish rant- while extra-judicial killings reached a record in her time.

Ms. Palin’s all that gun-love, anti-abortion rubbish- discourse- at least this is the image coming down here- is disgusting and I wonder what this can contribute to existing American foreign policies…

And she of course confirms a cliché. In order to move up as a female, you have to acquire ‘masculine’ traits…. 

Palin brings energy to ticket, but lacks foreign policy cred

By Patrick Fitzgerald on Energy

Michael Conti/AFP/Getty Images

A cursory search for Sarah Palin’s foreign policy credentials comes up with, well, nothing. It seems that John McCain figures he’s got that avenue covered, and has picked Palin to please the conservative base, add some youth to the ticket (she’s 44), and reach out to female voters.















Putin: U.S. started the Georgian war to help McCain

By Joshua Keating on Russia

Vladimir Putin’s made it fairly clear over the last few years that he’s not all that concerned about his popularity in the West. Still, it’s strange to see the normally well-spoken prime minister descend to Ahmadinejad-level paranoid bombast:

Read the rest of this entry »

“Anti-Turk Biden’s Pelosi impasse

In TR-US relations on August 26, 2008 at 13:37

If things continue like this, Turkey-US relations will have tense moments. Mr. Bidden is good for Mr. Obama but not for Turkey. Or is it really the case?

An anti-Turkish vice president according to Hürriyet. He is known to defend Armenian, Greek, Cyprus lobby theses. But Foreign Policy experts state that Turkey is already changing is foreign policy attitudes and there won’t much new tension btw Turkey and US….

Barack Obama chooses Senator Joe Biden as his Vice Presidential running mate for 2008

Anti-Turk Biden’s Pelosi impasse


It is impossible to expect that Ankara will welcome Barack Obama’s decision to appoint Senator Joe Biden as his running mate.


Read the rest of this entry »