What is Single Payer? An Explainer

What is Single Payer? An Explainer

Thanks to fierce backing by well-known progressives like Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, debates over single-payer have dominated the American healthcare policy landscape in 2018. Considering the importance of the issue and its continuing rise in the political realm, it is important to know exactly...

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Midterm Madness: Texas

Midterm Madness: Texas

Gubernatorial Race         Who’s running?         In this race, incumbent Governor Greg Abbott (R) is being challenged by former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez (D). Abbott won his primary with 90% of the vote and is favored heavily to win the election, while Valdez secured her nomination in a runoff...

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Midterm Madness: California

Midterm Madness: California

This article is part of an article series detailing and explaining midterm elections that are relevant to Vanderbilt students. It gives details on important races in California that Vanderbilt students should be aware of, from the race for the governor’s mansion to closely-contested races in the U.S. House of Representatives....

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Recap: Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle

Recap: Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle

        Last weekend, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was confirmed by the  U.S. Senate as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Kavanaugh will be replacing his former boss, Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired from the position during the summer....

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Sexual Assault, a Study in Consequences

Sexual Assault, a Study in Consequences

The recent allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, dubbed by our president merely a plot to “destroy and delay” his confirmation hearing, is the most recent in an increasingly disappointing cascade of accusations being disregarded as water under the bridge. The #MeToo movement has been successful...

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OPINION: Your Vote Matters. Period.

OPINION: Your Vote Matters. Period.

As today marks the final day to register to vote in Tennessee, voter engagement and voter registration volunteers are popping up across campus. With clipboards and tablets in hand, these moderately irritating champions of civic engagement interrupt your brisk walks to class by yelling, sometimes forcefully, “Are you registered to...

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Vanderbilt Student Groups Discuss Participation of Asian-Americans in Politics

Vanderbilt Student Groups Discuss Participation of Asian-Americans in Politics

Last week, the Asian-American Students Association (AASA) and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALS) collaborated on a presentation about the treatment of Asian-Americans in U.S. history and Asian-Americans’ historically lower rates of political participation.   This event is one of many events put on in October as part...

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Midterm Madness: Wisconsin

Midterm Madness: Wisconsin

Shiva Sachdeva contributed to this article. This week we take a closer look at the interesting races in Wisconsin, the state of cheese curds, rural swing voters, and a disenchanted, deeply segregated largest city of Milwaukee. Nationally, it’s a state that voted for the Democratic candidate in every presidential election...

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Revamped NAFTA, Now U.S.M.C.A, Saved at the Brink

Revamped NAFTA, Now U.S.M.C.A, Saved at the Brink

Late Sunday night, Canada agreed to join the newest version of NAFTA, which was already signed on by the U.S. and Mexico last month. Officially to be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or the USMCA, this was a last-ditch attempt to salvage the older version of NAFTA so often criticized...

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Midterm Madness: Illinois

Midterm Madness: Illinois

This article is part of a series detailing and explaining midterm elections that are relevant to Vanderbilt students. Given that more students come from Illinois than any other state other than Tennessee, VPR has thought it important to showcase these races. If you’d like to ensure your role in our...

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