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Oslo City Hall

If you’ve already watched Barack Obama’s Nobel acceptance speech today (if you haven’t, at least give it a read), you...

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How Obama Came to Plan for ‘Surge’ in Afghanistan

Good NYT report on the decision-making process for what is now his war. Two days later, Mr. Obama flew to West Point to give his speech....

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In defense of war crimes

Remnants of Bush/Cheney (even Cheney himself) infested TV shows over the past few days to demonize the Obama administration for releasing...

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Writing

Letters to the President

The White House receives tens of thousands of emails, faxes and letters a day. Of those, 10 reach and are read by Barack Obama. Interesting...

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USA

Ammo Shortages in the USA

From NPR: “It started the day that Obama got elected,” Johnny Dury, who owns Dury’s Gun Shop in San Antonio, tells...

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Wine

Obama Wines

Keeping with the St. Martin’s day theme and before I forget, notes on a few wines that were uncorked before the champagne during the...

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LJ Pic of the Day (Obama newspapers)

As if I need to collect more things. Obama’s immediate impact on the world economy: I spent about 30 euros today on newspapers...

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U.S. Election reception, Ljubljana

A few shots from a U.S. Election reception hosted by the U.S. Embassy at the Hotel Union in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Tuesday night. Above a...

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Before Expatriating, Some Considerations

We’ve all heard someone say it: “If that fascist/socialist/weasel/liar/idiot/etc wins, I’m gettin’ the hell out of the country.”...

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Kenge Kenge’s Obama For Change

Via World Music Network comes this song by Kenyan band Kenge Kenge, their humble tribute to Kenya’s current favorite son of the...

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Video: Vote Flipping on Machine in West Virginia

As mentioned one week ago, several early voters in areas of West Virginia reported that their touch screen voting machines were flipping...

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Europe

Obama Fans in Europe, Take Note

If Europeans could vote in the US election one week from today, the outcome would closely resemble that of the Economist’s world...

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Alaska’s Largest Paper Endorses Obama

Looking inwards? The Anchorage Daily News, the largest paper in Sarah Palin’s home state, today endorsed Barack Obama. Not quite as...

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Semper Fidelis

From FotoEdge’s flickr stream, shot in Liberty, Missouri, population 30,000, a town presumably fitting Sarah Palin’s definition...

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Didn’t I See This Voting Machine in a Cartoon?

Or was it in a film? From the Charleston, West Virginia Gazette on Oct. 18: Three Putnam County voters say electronic voting machines...

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Undecided?

In this Atlantic piece, David Sedaris wonders how anyone in the U.S. could possibly still be undecided: To put them in perspective, I think...

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10 Reasons Why Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Give a Press Conference Before Nov. 4

I can’t think of one. Can anyone? Please, just one? Would the far-right base the she was selected to appease not demand the same if...

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Powell Endorses Obama

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, a Republican and one of the few –if only– widely respected figures from the Bush...

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LJ Pic of the Day (emptiness)

This stencil appears on a wall near Gornji Trg in stara (old) Ljubljana. Prazno means empty. Kind of like McCain’s debate performance...

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