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Archive for April, 2006

Who Votes?

The key question for the 2006 midterms

, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics

The world is run by those who show up, and the most important factor in any election is the identity of the voters. Who bothers to show up at the polls? This question is especially crucial in a midterm election such as 2006. The voter turnout will be much smaller than in the 2004 presidential […]

What Were They Thinking?

Dumb and Dumber in 2006

, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics

Every election season some candidates, officeholders, and party pooh-bahs make classic errors on their way to the general election. A few such decisions cost them seats. If an election is close, those losses can be decisive. Some mistakes are national and massive in scope; the name “Tom DeLay” more or less makes our point. Others […]

International Youth Democracy Summit

Summer conference opportunity for exceptional high school students

If you know high school students who are bright and civically engaged, they need to participate in the International Youth Democracy Summit. From August 7-12, 2006, the University of Virginia through the coordination of the Center for Politics will host the International Youth Democracy Summit. This once-in-a-lifetime event will gather 300 high school student leaders […]