Vanderbilt Political Review

The Battle to Stay Perfect

Kevin Schoelzel

September 12, 2012

As the heat of summer recedes and fall advances, Americans entrench themselves with the battles of autumn. Annually, these contests come in the form of the weekly skirmishes of football and the timeless Fall Classic of baseball....

Chicago Teachers On Strike

Liesel Burks

September 12, 2012

On Monday, September 10, 2012, thousands of teachers in Chicago—a city with the third-largest school district—walked off the job. Fox News reported on Tuesday that approximately 26,000 teachers and support staff had officially...

While Congress Was at Recess


September 11, 2012

After a five-week recess, Congress returned yesterday to Washington prepared for a pre-election session. Just 57 days before Election Day, Congress ends its hiatus – but how exactly do lawmakers leave their posts during times...

Live from the DNC: Days 3 and 4

Austin Brown

September 7, 2012

Day 3- Bubba Nominates Barry Wednesday began with the disappointing news that President Obama would no longer address convention supporters at the 70,000-seat Bank of America Stadium Thursday night due to the threat of inclem...

President Clinton Serves as Team Obama Surrogate

Nicholas Vance

September 6, 2012

As the 2012 Presidential election enters its final two months, the Democrats are employing a weapon absent from the Republican Party’s arsenal – a popular former President. President Clinton, who according to Politico,...

Live from the DNC: Days 1 and 2

Austin Brown

September 5, 2012

Day 1- Welcome to Charlotte! After arriving in the Queen City Sunday evening, Monday morning for us began with a stop at the Tennessee delegation’s welcome breakfast and some free time to socialize with fellow Democrats...

Could Reagan Have Won the 2012 GOP Nomination?

September 3, 2012

Last year, a Gallup Poll asked Americans which US president they regarded as the greatest. Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, was atop the list with 19% of those polled calling him the greatest president America...

Rights, Rhetoric & Reality: The Future of Birth Control

September 3, 2012

Birth control is an interesting thing – an in recent years, appears to have burst into the political spotlight to a astounding degree. For instance, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ recent decision to overrule...

Issues Driving the 2012 Election

September 3, 2012

Every election cycle, Americans go to the voting booth with certain issues in mind. Voters survey the candidates and determine who matches up with their views most consistently. While many Americans vote strictly by party, issue...

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