Could A Hurricane Hit California?

Could A Hurricane Hit California?

As I write this entry, I am sitting in the middle of Tropical Depression Ernesto, which is not blog-worthy. More interesting right now is Hurricane John, which is about to hit Cabo San Lucas and other parts of Baja California. Hurricane John got me thinking: could...

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The Nuclear Option

At school we recently completed the state test. Somehow, most students (and teachers) in the district think that after the test is done, no more more learning take place during those last two weeks of school. No such luck for my students. That didn’t go over so...

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UVA’s Response to the Kent State Shootings

UVA’s Response to the Kent State Shootings

Nobody thinks of UVA as a radical university, historically or today. But, in the days following the Kent State Massacre of 1970, UVA took a break from its generally blase attitude. In the late 60s students here and elsewhere protested the Vietnam War, of course....

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The UDems New Hampshire Trip

The UDems New Hampshire Trip

After a long, overnight ride up the Atlantic Coast, a full busload of us arrived in Manchester on the Friday morning before GOTV Weekend. The UDems we brought all went to work for the candidates that they supported. The Exec Board went from campaign to campaign to see...

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How Liberal Are Your State’s Campaign Finance Laws?

Here is a table that I compiled for a class that measures how liberal each state and US territory (save DC since they don’t have state senators) is with regard to their campaign finance laws for state senators. Check out where your state ranks on my scale. It...

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