Since adding a local instance of WordPress two years ago, Middlebury students, faculty and staff have created hundreds of blogs. Every semester classes use our learning management system, Segue, to conduct online discussions.

MiddLab won't replace or replicate this activity. We don't want to build a single application that everyone needs to sign into and discuss their research. Rather, MiddLab will provide an aggregate view of the conversations occurring online relating to Middlebury course and project work.

To kick us off, here's a blogroll of some popular and interesting Middlebury and MIIS authors.

Presidential Power (5)

Why Trump Won: It Was Fundamental!

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 2:25pm
In life, they say, timing is everything.  When I began doing my election-themed talks in late summer, after it was clear who the general election candidates were, Hillary Clinton consistently held a lead in the various aggregate polling results, such this one by Huffington Post, by about 5%-8%. Nonetheless, I assured my audiences that there […]

Live Blogging the Presidential Election

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:23pm
We’ll be up at about 7 p.m. for tonight’s live blogging from the Karl Rove Crossroads Cafe – join in!

The Most Nationalized House Election Since Eisenhower?

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:18pm
It has become fashionable of late, particularly among liberal pundits, to argue that the future of the Republican Party depends on its leaders severing all connections with Trump and his movement.  For a number of reasons that I will discuss in future posts, I think this is profoundly stupid advice for Republicans to follow.  But […]

Why New Hampshire Is Trending Trump – and Why It Likely Doesn’t Matter

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:29pm
For most of this fall in my election talks, I have argued that the most plausible road to victory for Donald Trump runs through New Hampshire. Others seem to agree as, apparently, does Trump; media reports indicate he is scheduled to spend election eve in Manchester, at the Southern New Hampshire University arena which is […]

The Race Was Always Going To Tighten

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 11:45am
Let’s be clear: if history is a reliable guide, this presidential race was going to finish closer than the polling last Friday indicated – even without the latest Clinton-Comey email imbroglio. Indeed, there was evidence that the race was already tightening before Comey’s letter telling congressional leaders a new batch of emails that were potentially […]