New Jersey’s Progressive Trump

New Jersey’s Progressive Trump

With a resounding 56% of the state vote share, Phil Murphy became governor-elect of of New Jersey last week. His victory effectively earned Democrats of the state a mandate by retaining their large majority in both houses of the State Legislature. Not noticeable to some, though, is that Phil Murphy’s...

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Bannon the Barbarian

Bannon the Barbarian

From Goldman-Sachs, to Hollywood, to the White House: Steve Bannon wants your attention.   Steve Bannon wasn’t always this famous. As a political filmmaker, he never reached the heights of Michael Moore. As a media executive, he was never William Buckley or Arianna Huffington. No, he was middling. An afterthought. The annoying...

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White Supremacist Posters Found in Stevenson Library at Vanderbilt

White Supremacist Posters Found in Stevenson Library at Vanderbilt

Today, posters blatantly supporting white supremacy were found hanging in a Stevenson study room—a Stevenson study room that is frequently visited by Muslim students of our community. The posters feature an older white man pointing Uncle Sam style, and read: Men of the West Don’t give in to hate Love...

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America, Don’t Expect Much Until 2020

America, Don’t Expect Much Until 2020

Since the inauguration of the 45th president, there has been nothing but dysfunction and ensuing controversy in Washington, D.C. Not much hope remains for our federal government until the elections of 2020 come around. We needn’t repeat all the flagrant abuses of power that Donald J. Trump has committed since...

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Climate Change’s Impact on Your Plate

Climate Change’s Impact on Your Plate

On the edge of North Nashville and a ten-minute drive off of I-40 sits the lab and office of Tennessee State University Professor Jianwei Li. With microscopes, buzzing spectrometers, and dangling lab gear all around, Li works to explore the mysteries of the changing world of agriculture. “Many populations [in...

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The Parallel Race: Who Will Replace Joe Biden?

The Parallel Race: Who Will Replace Joe Biden?

Since South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley gave the Republican response to Obama’s State of the Union Address on January 12, politicians and reporters have discussed and advocated for Haley as a possible running mate for whoever receives the 2016 Republican nomination for president. Haley’s name has been in the news...

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Let’s Gauge the Room: How Does Congress Really Feel About Immigration Reform?

Let’s Gauge the Room: How Does Congress Really Feel About Immigration Reform?

There are few more predictable patterns than the applause at the State of the Union Address. It encapsulates the way each congressman’s constituents feel about any issue on a scale ranging from “sitting on his hands” to “standing ovation.” The president’s party throws around cheap applause at every turn, while...

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The Electoral College: Detrimental to Democracy

The Electoral College is the system used in the United States to determine the winner of presidential elections. Each state has the same number of electoral delegates as they do in their congressional delegation, and in every state except for Maine and Nebraska, these votes are designated by a winner-take-all...

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