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Are Rumors of Jeb!’s Death Greatly Exaggerated?

It long ago became an article of faith among most political pundits that Jeb Bush – once the purported front-runner for the Republican nomination – has seen his chances almost completely evaporate. Conservatives never really warmed to his candidacy, but a series of less-than-stellar debate performances led the chattering class to desert him in droves. […]

Is Hillary Pulling Away In Iowa?

Is Hillary Clinton pulling away in Iowa? On twitter, the online political journal The Hill is touting its story headlined “Iowa polls shows Clinton up 29 over Sanders”.  The article refers to a survey conducted by Loras College of 500 likely Democratic caucus goers that shows Clinton leading Sanders 59% to 30%. Not surprisingly, more […]

National Mentoring Month

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The end of January is approaching which means we’re also coming to the end of National Mentoring Month!

National Mentoring Month, NMM for short, was created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MENTOR in 2002. This month aims to focus national attention on the need for mentors, highlighting how we all – individuals, business, government agencies, schools, faith communities, and nonprofits – can do our part. For the past 14 years, NMM has celebrated mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives with the goals of 1) raising awareness of mentoring in its various forms, 2) recruiting individuals to mentor, and 3) promoting the rapid growth of mentoring by recruiting organizations to engage their constituents in mentoring. This year, NMM’s theme is “Mentor in Real Life”, lending way to discussion of mentoring’s real life benefits. In Vermont, the organization Mobius: Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership is an NMM ambassador.

This month works to celebrate and set apart the special role that mentors play in the lives of others through various events and days of gratitude. All the while, we must remember that our involvement, gratitude, and excitement for volunteerism and mentorship cannot be contained to a single month, and instead carries us throughout the entire year. So, with one week left to this special month, go forth: thank the mentors in your life and consider stepping up as a mentor in the life of someone else!

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Rubio on the Rise in New Hampshire? Notes from the Campaign Trail

Fresh off what most observers saw as a strong debate performance last Thursday, Marco Rubio returned to New Hampshire the following Friday to a packed house (based on posted room capacity, I estimate a bit under 400 in attendance) at the Common Man Inn in Claremont. Your intrepid blogger was there, and here’s what I […]