Living in the D.C. metro region offers some perks, and access to the latest political happenings is one of them. Do you enjoy a good political discussion with friends and family, or do you shun any talk of politics entirely? Whether or not you consider yourself to be a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, or totally apolitical, you will begin to notice that the political arena is heating up this fall.
Coming soon, Republican candidates will continue their series of debates at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire on October 11th. The entire debate schedule can be viewed here. These debates will hopefully inspire even the most casual observer of politics to become engaged in the national discussion on issues related to the economy, jobs, inflation, healthcare and international policy, among other topics. Americans will certainly be watching in the coming months as Republicans determine who will become the frontrunner and win the nomination as the 2012 election looms ever closer.
If you do end up watching any of the debates, we would love to hear your thoughts and reactions. If you wanted, you could even think about starting a student group at ELI related to politics. The possibilities are endless! Whatever you do, tune into the political events this fall even briefly, so you stay informed.