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by / on November 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Highway 270: Wrap-Up

…mself would be particularly appreciative of the wealth-of-votes-sharing gesture. I won’t tell him if you don’t.) New Hampshire: I didn’t profile the state for two reasons: 1) it only has four electoral votes, so the odds that the election will come down to New Hampshire are pretty small. 2) It has gone Democratic in the last two elections, and its demographic makeup is not so different from its solid-blue neighbors to make a Romney victory seem r…

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by / on October 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

Buckeye Bull’s-eye

…, Romney runs into a problem here. For the sake of this scenario, let’s also throw Colorado, Virginia, Iowa, and New Hampshire into the Romney column. Even with all of those additions, Romney only stands at 267 votes. Wisconsin and Ohio are the only two tossups left; give Obama Wisconsin (Obama will probably win there), and there we have it – whoever wins Ohio wins the presidency. Among the tossups, even if Obama takes Wisconsin, Iowa, and New Ha…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Education, Fall 2013

Par For The Cores

by In a time of unprecedented gridlock in Washington, education reform has managed to force its way into the daily lives of children across the country. No fewer than forty-five states and the District of Columbia have agreed to formally adopt the Common Core State Standards, a set of comprehensive math and language arts standards for students in kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Developed by the National Governors Association a…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 11:10 am / in Domestic, Election, Media

Grand Ol’ Pageant

by Illustration by Stephanie Mannheim As you are reading this, Mitt Romney may be the nominee. Strike that. If you are reading this after Super Tuesday,  the race is dragging on as the pundits obsess over delegate math. Overall, the roundabout guessing game of who will win does not really matter amid the candidate-media interplay. In this seemingly symbiotic relationship between journalism and politics, how do the two really interact?…

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by / on June 15, 2012 at 6:56 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

For Better or Worse: How the Electoral College Affects How Candidates Do Business

…larger dowries, so candidates tend to court states heavy with electoral votes. Although the New York Times calls New Hampshire a toss-up state, for example, it would be foolish for either candidate to spend months trying to persuade independent New Hampshirites when his reward would be a paltry four electoral votes. New Hampshire may be single, but she is poor – and so candidates will not commit to her the way that they’ll commit to electorally w…

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by / on December 7, 2008 at 8:56 pm / in Domestic, Election

Sleep After Election Day

by Although I’d read about how Obama —and to a lesser extent McCain — had inspired and mobilized a truly astounding number of volunteers, when I visited Obama’s local campaign office in New Hampshire a few days before the 2008 election, I couldn’t help but be over-whelmed by their energy and sense of urgency. “You can sleep after election day,” I heard one volunteer say, and this battle cry seemed to capture a truth of the 2008 preside…

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by / on June 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Old Times There Are Not Forgotten

by Earlier this week, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that mandated that certain states and districts with a historical reputation for racial discrimination get “preclearance” from the federal government before enacting any voting laws or regulations. In the majority opinion of the court, the formula for deciding which areas are branded with such a restriction is outdated to the point of u…

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

One Week Out

by An empty Times Square station from Wikimedia Commons Election seasons are often defined by three events. The debates, conventions, and V.P. picks. This cycle was no different. Pundits claimed these moments were Romney’s three opportunities to sell himself. And he did in the debate. But they’re all over now. So what’s left? What is there still to talk about except the hundreds of polls released everyday? Two events. Sandy, the reaso…

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by / on March 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm / in Election 2012

Election 2012: Game Change 2.0

by There has been much buzz recently regarding who the GOP nominee will choose as a running mate, and rightfully so; as John McCain showed in 2008, the vice presidential pick can make or break a candidacy. In McCain’s case, even though Sarah Palin energized a formerly unenthusiastic base, her presence in the race ultimately led to Barack Obama winning in a landslide because the discussion became almost solely about Palin and her flaws,…

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