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Will Open Primaries Reduce Polarization?

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The New York Times printed this op ed by New York Senator Chuck Schumer yesterday, in which Schumer made the familiar claim that to reduce partisan polarization, we should open up party primaries to all voters, regardless of partisan affiliation. … Continue reading

The Malaysian Shootdown: What Would Reagan Have Done?

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Last Thursday’s apparently deliberate shoot down of a Malaysian civilian airliner by Ukrainian separatists using Russian weaponry inevitably brought back memories of the Soviet’s shooting down of Korean Airlines 007 in August, 1983. And, not surprisingly, conservative and liberal pundits … Continue reading

Sunday Shorts: Burns and Garner, Orszag and Fiorina

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A mixed bag in today’s Sunday Shorts – we mourn the passing of two public figures, and note their presidential ties. And we (gently) take issue with a recent column by Peter Orszag who waded publicly into the political polarization … Continue reading

The President Is Dead. Long Live the President.

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It’s Saturday – time for another trip to the presidential archives.  To understand the significance of today’s archival document, you need first to look at the document’s date: November 23, 1963. It is, of course, the day after President Kennedy … Continue reading

Who Will Win The Senate? A Primer on Midterm Forecasts

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With the nominating phase of the congressional campaign just about over and the midterm elections less than four months away, you are going to see an increasing number of predictions, prognostications and more than a few statistically-driven forecast models purporting … Continue reading

Bookstore readying for Fall Semester

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Midd Sunglasses

Midd Sunglasses

We are getting ready for Fall Semester by broadening our selection of Middlebury Imprinted clothing and fun merchandise like these Polarized and Non-Polarized Sunglasses.

 

 

Look for more Dri-Fit and Fitness Wear clothing designed for comfort with movement and wicking moisture away from your body.

Nike Volt Dri-Fit

Nike Volt Dri-Fit

Nike Fade-a-way Shorts

Nike Fade-a-way Shorts

Fitness Jacket

Fitness Jacket

Compression Shorts

Compression Shorts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have even updated our Backpacks and Water Bottle.

Tervis Water Bottle

Tervis Water Bottle

Nike Backpack

Nike Backpack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As well as added new styles to Kids Clothing and Outer Wear.

Toddler Hoodie

Toddler Hoodie

Under Armour Shift Jacket

Under Armour Shift Jacket

 

How Do Americans Like Their Policies? In Moderation, Please.

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In Monday’s post I took issue with Vox founder Ezra Klein’s claim that, in his words “the idea of the moderate middle is bullsh*t.”  You will recall that Ezra argues that indexes purporting to show the existence of a moderate … Continue reading