Political Anomaly Governor Charlie Baker Reveals the Utility of Deserting Partisan Polarization

Political Anomaly Governor Charlie Baker Reveals the Utility of Deserting Partisan Polarization

It is no surprise that politics has become increasingly polarized in recent years. Ideological beliefs continue to grow further and further apart between the parties, manifested by the major increases in Congressional filibusters and the emergence of a partisan media continually blaming those of the opposite party. In addition, split...

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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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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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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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Vanderbilt College Democrats Statement on The American Health Care Act

Vanderbilt College Democrats Statement on The American Health Care Act

The following is a statement from the Vanderbilt College Democrats, provided to VPR by VCD’s core members. The opinions expressed here are solely those of the organization. Despite being named The American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican Party’s latest attempt to repeal and replace President Obama’s popular Affordable Care Act...

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Matt Colleran: Conservative Crusader

Matt Colleran: Conservative Crusader

Disclaimer:  Matt Colleran’s opinions are his own and he does not speak on behalf of any organizations he is a part of. Those who follow the dramatic happenings of Dank New Rand Memes will recognize Matt Colleran, who was recently thrown out of the group. The incident occurred on the...

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Why I Left the GOP

Why I Left the GOP

By now, the entire world knows what Donald Trump said on an Access Hollywood bus in 2005. Prominent Republicans nearly trampled each other trying to be the quickest to withdraw their support. Polls conducted over the past week indicate that female GOP voters are similarly abandoning him in droves. I...

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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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An Elephant, A Donkey, and Everybody Else Walk Into A Bar

An Elephant, A Donkey, and Everybody Else Walk Into A Bar

It seems that our country has never been as politically divided as it is right now. Politics have never been so partisan, and the rivalry between our two major parties has never been so bitter. At a school as ideologically diverse and politically active as Vanderbilt, one might think that...

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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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