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With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local

With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local
After Absentee Ballot Failures, Students Opted to Vote in Addison County
November 29, 2018
Midterm elections historically see far lower turnout than presidential elections, especially among college students. But this year’s midterms, at least in Middlebury, represented a deviation from that trend: 67 more students cast their votes in the town of Middlebury this midterm election than during the 2016 presidential election, a 30 percent increase. 

Students Crowded into Crossroads to Watch as Nation Rebuked Trump

Professors Dickinson and Johnson provide live commentary on the midterms.
Election Party: A Midd Tradition
November 15, 2018
Students filled Crossroads and The Grille to watch the results of the recent midterm elections in an unusually high showing of enthusiasm and support on Nov. 6. 

This Year, Let’s Close the Turnout Gap

This Year, Let’s Close the Turnout Gap
November 1, 2018
This is a chance for voters to translate critiques of the Trump administration into tangible change by voting for ballot measures and candidates they feel represent their values. 

The Lifeblood of Politics

The Lifeblood of Politics
November 1, 2018
Although popular conceptions aren’t all wrong, they provide only part of the picture.

A Pattern of Instability

A Pattern of Instability
November 1, 2018
We are experiencing a level of volatility not seen since the post-Civil War era more than a century ago.

Notes from the Desk: Why an Election Issue?

Notes from the Desk:  Why an Election Issue?
November 1, 2018
This election is about much more — it is, as hyperbolic as it may sound, about the future of democracy.

This Year, Voting Isn’t Enough

This Year, Voting Isn’t Enough
November 1, 2018
We are members of those communities. We can vote here, we can volunteer here and we can make a difference here. 

Reporting on 15 Elections: How Time Flies

Reporting on 15 Elections: How Time Flies
November 1, 2018
It doesn’t seem possible, but I’ve covered 15 election cycles in Vermont.

From Middlebury to Midterms Organizing

From Middlebury to  Midterms Organizing
November 1, 2018
Through our experiences with student organizing, we realized how powerful young people are when we mobilize and turn out.

Young People: You Should Care, Too

Young People: You Should Care, Too
November 1, 2018
It is clear that youth engagement in government and politics is more important than ever. 

The Pragmatic Left: the Best Response to Kavanaugh

The Pragmatic Left: the Best Response to Kavanaugh
November 1, 2018
Before considering how Democrats should deal with courts in the Trump era, it is worth asking: how did we get here?

Why I voted for Christine Hallquist for Governor

Why I voted for Christine Hallquist for Governor
November 1, 2018
I voted for Christine Hallquist last week based on 16 years of experience working in the statehouse.
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