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Midterm Elections: Politics as Usual

December 3, 2010 | CUNY Lecture Series

Although the 2010 elections saw historic losses for the Democrats, the directional shift wasn’t all that unusual. “It’s almost always the case that the party of the president loses in midterm elections,” said Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the Graduate Center. “And in this round, the stimulus is exhausted and unemployment has risen.” Piven participated in a panel, “Taking Stock of the Midterm Elections,” sponsored by the CUNY Murphy Institute.
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