I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:

· To post questions or comments;

· To follow up on class discussions;

· To post relevant news items or videos.

There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.

The syllabus is at http://www1.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/JPitney/gov106-fall15.html


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Obama and Interest Groups

The New York Times recently reported that many interest groups are supporting Obama's run for the Democratic nomination. It says that Obama has asked these groups to stop supporting him and instead channel funds into the offical campaign, but they have not followed his advice. Obama, who has mentioned many times how he would run a White House untainted by special interests, needs this money and support because of the sheer scale of Super Tuesday. It will be interesting how this plays out as voters hear that "special interests" are providing Obama with money and support.

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