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Political jargon 1: “Bellwether”

The bellwether sheep, who leads the flock. Photo from Goodreads.

The bellwether sheep, who leads the flock. Photo from Goodreads.

“Ohio, Long a Bellwether, Is Fading on the Electoral Map” So read a headline in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago. What exactly does bellwether mean, and where does the word come from? Continue reading