Politicon: Trump’s Republican Challengers

Politicon: Trump’s Republican Challengers

With so much attention being given to the large field of candidates vying for the Democratic party’s 2020 presidential nomination, little has been reserved for those challenging President Donald Trump from within his own party. In an attempt to open up this discussion, all of the challengers sat together this...

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Ranked-Choice Voting: American Voting System of the Future?

Ranked-Choice Voting: American Voting System of the Future?

When Americans prefer to write-in candidates such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ken Bone, and Mickey Mouse on their ballots, their message is clear: United States elections are far from perfect. To potentially resolve some of these issues, areas across the country are proposing an election reform plan of ranked-choice voting....

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Struggles for Suffrage: Past, Present, and Future

Struggles for Suffrage: Past, Present, and Future

How should we remember the passage of the 19th Amendment? Should we celebrate it as a victory for women, or instead remember those who were (and continue to be) excluded: primarily black Americans and those with felony convictions? On October 7, the first of a series of discussions commemorating the...

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Israeli Elections Testing the Reign of King Bibi

Israeli Elections Testing the Reign of King Bibi

Current Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu faces elections for the second time this year in September which will lead to either a remarkable win or the end of the King Bibi era.  Netanyahu’s party, the Likud Party, won the election in April, but Netanyahu was unable to form a majority...

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VSG Election Results

VSG Election Results

VPR has just received word that Frances Burton and Veer Shah have won the 2019 Vanderbilt Student Government Presidential Election. Burton and Shah faced off against Nico Gardner-Serna and Taylor Thompson in this year’s election. The two campaigns were particularly notable this year because both Vice-Presidential candidates, Veer Shah and...

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Midterm Madness: Tennessee

Midterm Madness: Tennessee

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 Tennessee that Vanderbilt students should be aware of, from the race for the governor’s mansion to closely-contested races in the state house. If you’d...

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Nashville Rejects Transit: What Happens Now

Nashville Rejects Transit: What Happens Now

This past Tuesday, May 1st, Nashville voted to reject the transit plan proposed by the Metro Government, which would have improved the city’s public transportation using dedicated funding obtained by raising four taxes. Vanderbilt University, the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Vanderbilt College Democrats participated as members of the...

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The Future of Left Wing Populism

The Future of Left Wing Populism

No one can reminisce on the most recent Democratic presidential primary race without recalling Bernie Sanders’ repeated cries about the “millionaires and billionaires” who hold all the power and money in America – those who represent the economic inequality that Sanders and his loyalists detest. Yet, Bernie Sanders is only...

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INTERVIEW: TNDP’s Kris Murphy

INTERVIEW: TNDP’s Kris Murphy

Recently, the Vanderbilt Political Review’s Noah van Mierlo had the opportunity to sit down with the Kris Murphy, the Tennessee Democratic Party’s Senior Political Director. Mr. Murphy grew up in a political family and worked as an organizer for Tennessee Citizen Action after graduating college. He served as political director...

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US Elections: Past and Present — Episode 2

US Elections: Past and Present — Episode 2

Editors from the Vanderbilt Political Review and Vanderbilt Historical Review discuss the history and politics of elections with Professor Thomas Alan Schwartz, a historian of the foreign relations of the United States. For part 1 of our series, click here.

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