Former Governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam Give Their Thoughts On Bipartisanship and Effective Leadership

Former Governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam Give Their Thoughts On Bipartisanship and Effective Leadership

In an era of intense political polarization at the national level, Tennessee’s two most recent governors, Democrat Phil Bredesen and Republican Bill Haslam, offered their perspective on bipartisanship and effective leadership to an audience at Vanderbilt on Tuesday night. The event, which was moderated by Professor Alan Wiseman, was co-organized...

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Vanderbilt Students Campaigning: A Closer Look at Politics Outside the Bubble

Vanderbilt Students Campaigning: A Closer Look at Politics Outside the Bubble

This past Friday, I spent a chilly afternoon knocking on doors in a Southeast Nashville neighborhood. With a clipboard in one arm, and a stack of pamphlets in the other, I practiced my speech on the sidewalk. Hello, My name is Katie, and I’m canvassing for Democratic candidates in Tennessee....

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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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