Leading US newspapers said Wednesday they had been forced to print extra copies to keep pace with demand as consumers sought out mementos of Barack Obama’s historic election.
In Washington, about 400 people formed a long queue in front of the office of The Washington Post to buy the newspaper after copies sold out across the city.
Nur fürs Protokoll: Bevor Barack Obama heute nacht seine von der (TV-)Weltöffentlichkeit viel beachtete, historische Rede im Grant Park in Chicago hielt, verschickte er eine Mail. Drei Millionen Mal – mit diesem Inhalt:
I‚Äôm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.
We just made history.
And I don‚Äôt want you to forget how we did it.
You made history every single day during this campaign ‚Äî every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it‚Äôs time for change.
I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.
We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I‚Äôll be in touch soon about what comes next.
Our access to information today is unprecedented; the ability of individual citizens to discover and share important new ideas is greater than it has ever been in our history; important ideas are able to bubble up and become visible to those who need to know them. Barack Obama understands this. His campaign has demonstrated his ability to harness the internet not only for fundraising, but also his comfort with its decentralized nature.
Under the guise of free market experimentation, big companies with monopoly positions in local markets are asking us to change the fundamental rules that have served the internet so well. They want to be able to charge differential fees for different types of data traffic. This will, quite simply, be the end of the internet as we know it, turning it into a network that works much more like the cellphone network, slow to innovate, hostile to its users, extracting profits through artificial barriers rather than true value creation. Barack Obama supports net neutrality.
Hier wird erklärt, wie in den USA ein neuer Präsident gewählt wird:
Und bei jetzt.de erklärt Peter Wagner heute, was das Besondere an Barack Obama ist. Seit einem halben Jahr versucht er ein Autogramm des demokratischen Präsidentschafts-Kandidaten zu bekommen. Seine Geschichte Meine Jagd nach dem Autogramm von Obama ist unbedingt lesenswert.
Eine Frage, die mich beschäftigt seit die Meldung verbreitet wurde, dass John McCain die Gouverneurin von Alaska, Sarah Palin, zu seiner „running mate“ machen will, wird bei Feministe.us beantwortet. Nämlich die, ob feministische Politik eine solche ist, die personell auf Frauen in der Politik setzt oder jene, die sich inhaltlich für weibliche Interessen stark gemacht:
I don‚Äôt imagine that there are lots of women who would support an anti-woman candidate just because she has a vagina.
Klar, im besten Fall geht bei feministischer Politik die inhaltliche und die personelle Perspektive wohl zusammen. Aber bei Sarah Palin scheint dies nicht der Fall zu sein:
The fact is that John McCain has chosen a staunch conservative to be his running mate. She is anti-choice. She is against civil rights for gay and lesbian people. She wants to drill in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge. She‚Äôs a gun nut. She‚Äôs a Buchanan supporter (and it doesn‚Äôt get much scarier than that). She wants to teach Creationism in schools. She doesn‚Äôt believe in global warming. She talks about having a child with Downs Syndrome, but then voted against funding special-needs programs in schools.
Deshalb kommt Feministe zu dem Schluss:
Women are not stupid, even if John McCain thinks we are. And the progressives among us will not be voting for an anti-woman candidate just because she happens to be female.