Proud Gay Republican

Proud Gay Republican

As a proud gay, vegan, environmentalist, I often astound people when I tell them that I am also a Republican. My political dogma is unique considering I draw upon many different ideological camps and synthesize them into my own brand. I definitely ascribe to the idea of “America First” and...

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Campaign Contributions of Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff in 2016

Campaign Contributions of Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff in 2016

Perhaps due to its location in the south as well as generalizations as to who has historically gone to the school, Vanderbilt has always had the reputation of being conservative relative to other elite universities, in terms of the faculty, the students, or the administration. However, how much weight does...

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How Trump Changed Our Definition of “Establishment Republican”

How Trump Changed Our Definition of “Establishment Republican”

“For The Right Reason” is a biweekly column offering a libertarian take on current events. Look out for a new installment every other Friday. The term “Establishment Republicans” has typically been used to describe centrist or left-leaning “me-too” Republicans who show an eagerness to reach across the aisle and work...

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Far Right Calls for a Return to the Articles of Confederation

Far Right Calls for a Return to the Articles of Confederation

Congressman Smith from Tennessee’s 10th Congressional District has stuck to his campaign promise of “returning America back to the good old days” with the Articles of Confederation, announcing plans to abolish the US constitution in the coming months. “Transgenders in my bathrooms! Free abortions! Political correctness! What’s going on with...

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Social Conservatism at Vanderbilt: A Vocal Minority

Social Conservatism at Vanderbilt: A Vocal Minority

By Abigail Fournier, Ben Lackner, and Shiva Sachdeva For many, the mental image of a social conservative in the United States is that of an old, Republican, white male. Although perhaps a generalization, it is nonetheless appropriate to associate social conservatism, an ideology that supports traditional marriage, pro-life values, and...

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The Trump Presidency or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The Trump Presidency or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

The preposterous may actually happen. Donald J. Trump, the business magnate, reality star, and small-handed man, has the best shot at the Republican nomination for President. For months, I have been incredulous. Surely Trump would say something that would tank his chances! Alas, if it hasn’t happened by now, it...

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