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Why The Economy Didn’t Help Democrats

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I’m up today at U.S. News with a piece that examines why the improving economy did not help Democrats in the 2014 midterms even though economic growth was the primary reason Obama won reelection in 2012. Briefly, I think there are three related explanations: First, as I noted in this Bloomberg interview, voters’ negative perceptions […]

Break buses available for Faculty and Staff travel

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The SGA sponsors  buses during all academic breaks to assist students with traveling off campus at a reasonable price.  This service has now been extended to faculty and staff.

Break Bus Destinations:

Burlington International Airport/Greyhound Station ($20 one way)

Boston, South Station ($50 one way)

NYC Grand Central Station/White Plains, NY ($60 one way)

NY Penn Station/Ridgewood, NJ ($60 one way)

All buses depart with

direct routes right from Adirondack Circle (ADK)

To view schedules, make reservations or get more info:
go/boxoffice
Visit the McCullough or Mahaney Center for the Arts (MCA) box office
Call 802.443.6433 or 802.443.3168

No, That’s Not The Message Voters Sent Yesterday

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I’m working on about 3 hours sleep but wanted to give some initial thoughts regarding yesterday’s completely unexpected Senate and House results. At last check Republicans had picked up at least seven seats in the Senate, giving them a 52-43 margin (with two independents caucusing with Democrats.) However, with all the votes in, it appears […]

Live Blogging At the Grille!

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Hi all, Welcome to another night of Live Blogging from the “Karl Rove” Crossroads Cafe here at wonderful Middlebury!  (Actually, I’m not there yet, but am heading in to set up with Bert Johnson).  Our crack research staff will be Tina Berger, Kate Hamilton, Day Robins and Danny Zhang.  As always, I’ll be doing double […]

The Election Forecast: It’s The Fundamentals, Stupid!

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Political scientist Lynn Vavreck posted an interesting New York Times column a couple days back in which she noted that midterm elections – more so than presidential elections – are referendums on the president and his party. As she writes, “Instead of rewarding or punishing the incumbent president for his handling of the nation’s economy, […]

The Second Annual Social Entreprenuers Challenge sponsored by the Skoll Foundation is now LIVE! Enter now for the opportunity to fund your ideas!

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  This week, the second annual Social Entrepreneurs Challenge was launched! Hosted on CrowdRise, the Challenge provides some of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs with an innovative platform to raise funds. Organizations participating in the Challenge are recipients of our “Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship” and represent some of the most successful entrepreneurial organizations in […]

Are Democrats Really Running From Obama?

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Are Democrats really running from Obama in this election cycle? In a recent column liberal-leaning columnist Paul Waldman argued that, as the article’s title puts it, the “‘Democrats running from Obama story’ is being way overplayed.” Waldman’s basic point is that while Obama is not particularly popular – his approval ratings are hovering in the […]