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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Election, Issue

The Hunt For Red November: Explaining Republican Successes at the State Level

…actors to consider in explaining that success? JP: A lot of it has to do with the timing of Barack Obama’s first midterm election. Republicans did so well in the 2010-midterm elections, and usually the “out” party, whatever party does not control the presidency, picks up lots of seats in midterm elections not only at the national level but also at the state and local level. And we do not usually think about this; usually when we think about these…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm / in Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

Bubba’s Playbook

…linton’s shoes in just a few short weeks. It is very rare for presidents of either party to pick up seats during midterm elections. What distinguished 1994 from many other midterm election years was the extent of the political damage done to the incumbent President. In 1994, voters rebuked President Clinton for overreaching on a mandate that was, in fact, much wobblier than Obama’s. By trying to advance a liberal agenda on issues ranging from the…

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by / on December 9, 2010 at 5:09 am / in Content, Domestic, Election, Issue

Grassroots?

by In the Silicon Valley town of Los Gatos, California, many residents work in the headquarters of high-tech companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook. The town boasts a median family income of $150,000 and is known for its upscale housing developments, which even now sell for $1 million a piece on average. The town is also a hotspot for marijuana-related violence. In 2005, police officers entered a violent gunfight on a marijuana…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm / in Humor, Issue

‘Twas the Night Before Midterms

by It was misty that Monday night. Fog hung thick over the Potomac. There was nary a sound for miles. The noise of reporters, camera flashes and Greek choruses had quieted. Streetlights changed color for no one, except perhaps the odd lobbyist scurrying into his trashcan. After all the speculating and graphing and rebranding and redistricting and speaking and speaking and speaking, the city was asleep. All were resting. All, except for…

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by / on November 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm / in Campus, Events

Events: 11/10 – 11/16

by Monday, November 10th Panel discussion on the The Evolving Role of Advocacy and Interest Groups in K-12 Education 6:00pm – 8:00pm Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105. A casual reception will begin at 6:00PM, the panel will go from 6:30-8:00PM The goal for the event is to identify and assess the roles that interest and advocacy groups have played, are playing, or might play in aiding or hindering the improvement of public education,…

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by / on February 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Election

Blast from the Past: Citizens United; Columbians Divided

by In 2010, the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission held that corporations and unions could not be prohibited from broadcasting electioneering communications (ads that mention a candidate) within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary, which had previously been the restriction of the McCain-Feingold Act since 2002. What does this mean for the way campaigns and policymaking are influenced in t…

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm / in Uncategorized

The Hunt For Red November: Explaining Republican Successes at the State Level

by Despite the usual flak from conservative news media, the Democratic Party is starting to find reasons to celebrate. Barack Obama is running a victory lap of sorts as his second term approaches an end, and the party a good chance of retaining the White House after President Obama leaves office. On the other side of the party line, the circus of conservative candidates vying for the presidency is led by a neurosurgeon who is quickly s…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Too Right to Be Wrong

by “We’re very excited,” Michelle Bachmann told The Washington Post on the eve of the government shutdown. “It’s exactly what we wanted, and we got it.” For sixteen days, a small group of hardline conservatives in the House of Representatives managed to force Speaker John Boehner’s hand and prevent a “clean” continuing resolution – which would have re-opened the government – from reaching the House f…

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by / on May 8, 2015 at 8:29 pm / in Current Issue, Latin America, World

Radio Silence – A Defense of Carmen Aristegui and a Mexican Free Press

by “ This battle is for the liberty of expression, for the editorial, for the audiences, for the citizens. For the right to say, for the right to listen. It is about resisting the authoritarian gale that has been unleashed in Mexico, not permitting another turn of the screws on that old authoritarian machinery that remains among us …” Carmen Aristegui’s resonating and mobilizing message traveled through the airwaves, deep into the home…

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm / in Current Issue, World

Obama’s Stick: Big Enough?

by The 2014 midterm elections have made bleaker the already subdued possibilities of domestic policy for the Obama administration in its closing two years. Here, Ankeet Ball and Max Bernstein have turned their attention to Obama’s foreign policy. What doctrine constitutes Obama’s foreign policy thus far? What options are left to Obama in his final two years to complete foreign policy goals and strengthen American power abroad? And what…

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