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)

Private Parts and October Surprises

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 9:00pm
Was this the October surprise? Last week, in an interview previewing the vice presidential debate,  I was asked about the possibility of an “October surprise” – an unexpected event that could potentially shake up the presidential race.  I noted that these events are inherently unpredictable but that historically the presidential campaign enters its most stable […]

Live Blogging the First Presidential Debate

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 7:57pm
Live, from the Karl Rove Crossroad Cafe at Middlebury College,  I’ll be up here live blogging beginning at 9 p.m. – please join in using the comments section!

Why Clinton Supporters Shouldn’t Panic

Sun, 09/04/2016 - 2:31pm
First the bad news for Clinton supporters.  The national polls have indisputably tightened since Clinton’s peak post-convention bounce in early August.  On August 8, the HuffPost aggregate polling had her up by 8.4%, 48.3%-39.9% over Trump, consistent with pundits’ predictions that this would be a blowout election.  As of today, however, her aggregate lead is down […]