Midterm Madness: New Jersey

Midterm Madness: New Jersey

While New Jersey has been a traditional Democrat stronghold, the incumbent Senator has been put in a precarious situation due to recent corruption charges and trial. In the House, Trump’s rhetoric has put a key Republic district at risk as the Democrat challenger seeks to make history as the first...

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Midterm Madness: Florida

Midterm Madness: Florida

Florida has historically been a battleground state in politics, and this year is no exception. President Obama carried this state in 2008 and 2012, but President Trump took it in 2016. A mix of Southerners, Northeastern transplants, and Hispanic immigrants, Florida has been a political wildcard for much of its...

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Why Liberals Shouldn’t Always Oppose Trump

Why Liberals Shouldn’t Always Oppose Trump

Although the abject horror of the Kavanaugh debacle makes it difficult to recall the impact of preceding events, some weeks prior, the news media exposed the extent to which Donald Trump’s own cabinet has sabotaged said agenda. Bob Woodward’s Fear and an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times set...

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No, Taylor Swift Did Not Save Phil Bredesen

No, Taylor Swift Did Not Save Phil Bredesen

On October 7, just two days before the voter registration deadline in Tennessee, Taylor Swift broke her political silence. In a lengthy Instagram caption she endorsed Senate Candidate Phil Bredesen (D-TN) and House incumbent Jim Cooper (TN-05), two Tennessee Democrats, in an unanticipated move that some predict will impact the upcoming...

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Progress on the Agenda at K.C. Potter Center Anniversary

Progress on the Agenda at K.C. Potter Center Anniversary

This past Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of Vanderbilt’s K.C. Potter Center, which houses the Office of LGBTQI Life on campus. The building is named for K.C. Potter, who as Dean of Residential Affairs drastically improved Vanderbilt’s inclusivity towards LGBTQI students. This included allowing Lambda, Vanderbilt’s undergraduate LGBTQI club, to...

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OPINION: Intra-Party Misogyny Does Not Spare Republicans

OPINION: Intra-Party Misogyny Does Not Spare Republicans

   On August 2nd, 2018, the Republican primary for Governor of Tennessee ended with the outsider candidate with no political experience on top. Diane Black, being the first female Chair of the House Budget Committee and having positive relations with the President, was seen as a formidable candidate with an equally...

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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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Cuomo and Nixon Vie for the Governorship, Future of the Democratic Party

Cuomo and Nixon Vie for the Governorship, Future of the Democratic Party

Following the surprise Democratic primary victory of political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Joe Crowley, the fourth ranking Democrat in the House, an intense debate over the future of the party was ignited. Ocasio-Cortez’s win left political analysts wondering if her Democratic socialist message can appeal to voters outside of the...

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David Briley Wins Mayoral Special Election

David Briley Wins Mayoral Special Election

This past Thursday, Nashville Mayor David Briley won the special election for the rest of former Mayor Megan Barry’s term. Briley won 54.5 percent of the vote, with former Vanderbilt political science professor Carol Swain coming in a distant second place. Behind her 22.9 percent of the vote was a...

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April 23 Repeal Date for Net Neutrality Looms, Uncertainty Remains

April 23 Repeal Date for Net Neutrality Looms, Uncertainty Remains

Net neutrality is a term that has been in the political lexicon for almost 15 years. For many though, it has only entered their consciousness in the wake of heated debates over its repeal. Vanderbilt students, like millions of their peers around the country, have become poster children for the...

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