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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U.S. Elections: Past and Present – Episode 1

U.S. Elections: Past and Present – Episode 1

Editors from the Vanderbilt Political Review and Vanderbilt Historical Review discuss the history and politics of elections with Professor Jefferson Cowie, a social and political historian specializing in the intersections of class, culture, capitalism, and American politics.  

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Kasich Can: New Hampshire and the Future of His Campaign

Kasich Can: New Hampshire and the Future of His Campaign

People around the country eagerly looked to New Hampshire this past Tuesday to watch the first-in-the-nation primary; as they did, they found themselves asking, “Who’s Kasich?” John Kasich is the governor of Ohio with an impressive resume which includes nine terms in the US House, eighteen years of the House...

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What Happened to Rand Paul?

  Let us rewind one year and walk in the steps of Rand Paul. Rand Paul was the Republican base’s top candidate for 2016, winning the Conservative Political Action Conference(CPAC) straw poll 3 years in a row. He was the candidate who could mold his dad’s purist, Libertarian views into...

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