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About Those Senate Forecasts

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I’m up today at U.S News (see here) trying to make sense of the variation in the more quantitatively-driven Senate forecasts that are popping up.  At first glance they seem all over the map, running the gamut from the Princeton Election Consortium’s Sam Wang’s optimistic 75% probability that Democrats will retain a majority on November […]

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Obama, Carter and the Problem of National Security Leaks

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This weekend the WayBack machine takes us to 1979 and an inside look at archival documents from Jimmy Carter’s White House during a particularly volatile time in his presidency, when he struggled to deal with the fall of the Iranian government under the Shah Pahlevi – a situation not dissimilar to what President Obama is […]

Take Two, Drew! Linzer Unveils His Senate Forecast Model

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Longtime readers will know that I was a big fan of Drew Linzer’s 2012 presidential forecast model contained at his Votamatic website, and not just because he was kind enough fly out here to give a talk to Middlebury students during the middle of the presidential campaign. Linzer’s model, you will recall, correctly predicted the […]

Klein, Kristof and the Most Advanced Field in the Study of Politics

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One of my lasting memories of graduate school is hearing Professor Mo Fiorina, tongue only partly in cheek, tell a gathering of first-year Government (political science to most of you) doctoral students that the study of American politics was the most scientifically advanced among the discipline’s four major subfields. At the time I thought Mo’s […]

Obama, FDR, and the Summer of Pundits’ Disconnect

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I rarely focus an entire post on a single piece of punditry, but Ron Fournier’s National Journal article today, under the title “The Summer of Obama’s Disconnect” exemplifies so many of the misunderstandings regarding presidential power that I thought it deserved my (and your) undivided attention. Fournier’s basic point – one that has become the […]

Middlebury Dorm Shop

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We have all your dorm supplies in our Dorm Shop at the College Bookstore in Lower Proctor.  The Dorm Shop will be open today until 1:00, Orientation Week- Monday – Friday  8:30-5:00 with weekend hours Saturday Noon-5:00, Sunday 11:00-5:00 and Monday, September 8th 8:30-5:00.  Get your dorm outfitted while supplies last!

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