Welcome to our class blog! Here you will find commentary and analysis from students enrolled in Elections 2010 through UC Denver's Dept. of Political Science.
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Too Damn High!!!

April 1, 2012
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  It’s hard to tell what’s too damn high, the rent or Jimmy McMillan. The Man Behind the Beard Jimmy McMillan is the founder and CEO of, The Rent is Too Damn High Party, a state recognized third party with a loud voice, and growing attention.  He is a 64 year old ex-postalservice worker, decorated […]

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Political Atmosphere, It’s a little too thin in Denver.

July 21, 2011
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Political Atmosphere There comes a time when a political poll can make a point better than words. The impetus to the creation of my poll began when I seemed to notice, in the majority of my five political science classes this semester a “chilling effect.”  I noticed that the group of students who had identified themselves […]

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Referendum C

November 21, 2010
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With the election coming to an end, and many new decisions being seen that need to be made, there are some that we should watch closely. One thing that the new candidates of the 2010 election will be asked to vote on Referendum C act that was passed about five years ago. It is an […]

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Political Atmosphere, It’s a little too thin in Denver.

November 19, 2010
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  Political Atmosphere There comes a time when a political poll can make a point better than words.  The impetus to the creation of my poll began when I seemed to notice, in the majority of my five political science classes this semester a “chilling effect.”  I noticed that the group of students who had identified […]

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Future Politics

November 13, 2010
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The 2010 midterm election was constructed in the political arena to be either a major wave election for Republicans to take back both the House of Representatives and Senate or just a loud commotion to get the Democrats back in the game. Rallying their base by playing off their disappointment and frustration with the current […]

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Weakness at Home = Weakness Abroad = Weakness at Home

November 13, 2010
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Obama’s recent tour of Asia has not been beneficial to him personally or the United States.  Criticism and hard questions have riddled the trip.  Initially he received criticism simply for going overseas, and he is now receiving criticism because the United States looks weak in the international arena.  I am sure everyone remembers the recent Michelle Bachman […]

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RE: Too Damn High

November 13, 2010
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David Brigham The Rent IS Too Damn High!! In leaving a comment on Max’s post Too Damn High I discovered a train of thought that I would like to explore: the notion that the political conversation that we have in this country is race and class biased.  Max’s post was in regard to Jimmy McMillan’s […]

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