University of Houston HomeworkOver the last few days, I noticed a mini-spike in visitors from the University of Houston domain (UH.edu). Ok, I obsess over sitemeter stats. These Texas visitors stood out with a similar footprint: they got here by way of google searches on "divided goverment"; hit multiple pages; focused on the more scholarly links; and staying longer than your average visitor. I'd like to believe that DWSUWF has suddenly become a cool destination for UH surfers, but more likely, it's a homework assignment. I'm guessing it's Professor Murray's class. So if you are here from the University of Houston, make sure you change the words, your classmates have been here too. If I got this right, I am curious about any papers that come out of the assignment, and will offer a guest post on this blog for any students interested in publishing it here. I won't be able to resist commenting on your work, but I'll probably give you a better grade than your T.A.
Carnivale Notes & Call for SubmissionsThe next edition will be the Carnival of Divided Government DECIMUS - Special Presidents' Day Edition, will be posted in one week on Monday, February 19. Submit your blog article for the carnival of divided government using our carnival submission form. Past posts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Be advised that in this edition (as in all of the CODGOV series) we select volunteers and draftees from the blogosphere and mainstream media on the singular topic of government divided between the major parties. Use of the words "divided government" in submitted posts virtually guarantees inclusion in the carnival. Absence of those same words virtually guarantees exclusion from the carnival. That is, after all, what the Carnival is about.
Speaking of Blog Carnivals, a couple of good ones to check out:
- I don't mind admitting I sought out some professional psychiatric help after the Bears Superbowl loss. Where else would I go, but the Carnival of the Insanities where Dr. Sanity was in session.
- Maritime Monday #46 hosted at The Amazing World of Fred Fry, was just what the doctor ordered, a holiday at Sea.