Vanderbilt Political Review

The Problem with Polls

The Problem with Polls

April 18, 2016

Who Nominates the Nominee?

Who Nominates the Nominee?

February 25, 2016

One Giant Leap for Mankind

Allia Calkins

November 1, 2015

On 20 July 1969, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin landed on the moon, cementing the United States as the winner of the space race. They left behind an American flag, as well as a plaque that reads, “Here men...

Keeping them Honest

Keeping them Honest

September 19, 2015

A War of Words

Allia Calkins

September 15, 2014

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington The United States had Patrick Henry, India had Ghandi, and Scotland has…Shrek? “Shrek wants ...

Back in the U.S.S.R.

Back in the U.S.S.R.

February 21, 2014

Cautious Tweeting: The Censorship of Twitter

Allia Calkins

November 10, 2013

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington This past week, after seven years of private ownership, Twitter went public . The initial public offering of its stock was set at $26, however through...

A Rude Awakening: Free Speech and the Arab Spring

Allia Calkins

October 13, 2013

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, sheep to the slaughter” – George Washington In December of 2010, the world watched as Tunisian fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in response to the confiscation of his fruit cart by local police. This seemingly ...

The Senate and the Broken Confirmation Process

Allia Calkins

March 13, 2013

Since being inaugurated for his second term of office in January, President Barack Obama has had a difficult time accomplishing basic housekeeping in the White House. Republicans in Congress hoping to make a political statement...

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