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Flip-Flopping? - The Dilemma of the Median Voter

Recently, Barack Obama has been critized for moving to the middle of the political landscape to counter the impression of being liberal given among others by the National Journal. The media and the Republicans immediately jumped on Obama for what they define as flip-flopping. Given the make-up of the U.S. political system (winner-take-all, non-proportional representation, two-party-system, etc.), however, candidates are forced to appeal to the median voter if they want to win elections.

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[Update: With Fotos] Student-Organized 4th of July Party

The BA Class of ‘06 invites the American Studies Leipzig Community to join them for an Independence Day Celebration on Friday, July 4th, 2008 at the GWZ Innenhof. The BBQ will start at 5pm. Please be prepared to bring a cover charge of 2 Euro.

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The Party was a lot of fun! See pictures by BA student Anika Brandt below:

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