On April 2, we all took a break from work to go to the CMC office to hear from John Judis, the editor of The New Republic. Dr. Spalding bought everyone lunch (some Italian food). We went around the room to tell him where we were interning, and then he started to discuss contemporary politics. He talked about how he thought the 2010 and 2012 elections would play out, the role of the Tea Party as well as the role of Sarah Palin. We were able to ask him questions about anything political that may have interested us at the time. He was very accommodating and was happy to answer all of our questions. After that we all went back work until our 6:30 class with Professor Haskell.