• When Foreign Policy and Domestic Policy Blur

    When Foreign Policy and Domestic Policy Blur

    Tuesday, March 3rd will prove a crucial moment for Israel and the United States, and in both countries, the speech that will occur on this date will have ramifications in the domestic arena as well. Benjamin Netanyahu […]

  • The Unsung Patriot

    The Unsung Patriot

    Former New York City mayor and Vanderbilt’s upcoming IMPACT Symposium Speaker, Rudy Giuliani, created a political firestorm earlier this month, with private comments he made during a dinner for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. At this dinner, Giuliani […]

  • The Covert Introvert

    The Covert Introvert

    In the past year, President Obama has had to maneuver multiple catastrophes in one of the most politically challenging years to date – Boko Haram, ISIS, Sony hacks, a divided Congress, and various social movements condemning police […]

  • Keeping Tennessee Primaries Open

    Keeping Tennessee Primaries Open

    Yesterday the Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee voted down a resolution that supported closed primary elections, 37-29. The debate over whether or not to change the Republican primary to a closed one, where only voters who are […]

  • Obama is Wrong: ISIL is Muslim

    Obama is Wrong: ISIL is Muslim

    Our overly politically-correct environment has made criticizing religion taboo.  People react to a religious critique as if it were racism–as if saying “Christianity has a lot of flaws” were akin to saying “black people have a lot of flaws.”  But […]

  • The Race has Begun: How We Can Tell Who is Going to Run for President in 2016

    The Race has Begun: How We Can Tell Who is Going to Run for President in 2016

    “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Mitt Romney said in a phone call on […]

  • PETA Is a Morally Incoherent Organization

    PETA Is a Morally Incoherent Organization

    Sarah Palin recently engaged in a battle of wits with an organization possibly more inscrutable than even herself: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She drew the organization’s fire when she posted a picture of […]

  • Charlie Hebdo and Free Expression

    Charlie Hebdo and Free Expression

    Worldwide responses to the January 7 massacre at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have raised some important questions about the nature and limits of free expression. People seem to fall into three main camps […]

  • The United States and Cuba: A “New” Relationship?

    The United States and Cuba: A “New” Relationship?

    As a result of the United States’ announcement that diplomatic relations with Cuba will be restored, relations between the two countries are the strongest that they have been in decades. With the United States’ announcement comes a […]

  • American Sniper, the State of the Union, and the Dueling Narratives of Crisis in the United States

    American Sniper, the State of the Union, and the Dueling Narratives of Crisis in the United States

    “The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.” Barack Obama tonight officially closed the book on the year 2014 and welcomed Americans into a new period of the 21st century. The […]

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by / on March 1, 2015 at 1:53 pm / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics, The Americas

When Foreign Policy and Domestic Policy Blur

Tuesday, March 3rd will prove a crucial moment for Israel and the United States, and in both countries, the speech that will occur on this date will have ramifications in the domestic arena as well. Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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by / on February 23, 2015 at 9:10 pm / in Domestic Politics, Local Politics

The Unsung Patriot

Former New York City mayor and Vanderbilt’s upcoming IMPACT Symposium Speaker, Rudy Giuliani, created a political firestorm earlier this month, with private comments he made during a dinner for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. At this dinner, Giuliani […]

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by / on February 18, 2015 at 11:40 pm / in Domestic Politics, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

The Covert Introvert

In the past year, President Obama has had to maneuver multiple catastrophes in one of the most politically challenging years to date – Boko Haram, ISIS, Sony hacks, a divided Congress, and various social movements condemning police […]

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by / on February 8, 2015 at 2:46 pm / in Local Politics

Keeping Tennessee Primaries Open

Yesterday the Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee voted down a resolution that supported closed primary elections, 37-29. The debate over whether or not to change the Republican primary to a closed one, where only voters who are […]

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by / on February 2, 2015 at 1:38 am / in International Politics, Uncategorized

Obama is Wrong: ISIL is Muslim

Our overly politically-correct environment has made criticizing religion taboo.  People react to a religious critique as if it were racism–as if saying “Christianity has a lot of flaws” were akin to saying “black people have a lot of flaws.”  But […]

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by / on January 31, 2015 at 4:02 pm / in Domestic Politics

The Race has Begun: How We Can Tell Who is Going to Run for President in 2016

“After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Mitt Romney said in a phone call on […]

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by / on January 29, 2015 at 8:46 pm / in Domestic Politics

PETA Is a Morally Incoherent Organization

Sarah Palin recently engaged in a battle of wits with an organization possibly more inscrutable than even herself: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She drew the organization’s fire when she posted a picture of […]

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by / on January 25, 2015 at 9:47 pm / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

Charlie Hebdo and Free Expression

Worldwide responses to the January 7 massacre at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have raised some important questions about the nature and limits of free expression. People seem to fall into three main camps […]

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by / on January 21, 2015 at 5:26 am / in International Politics, The Americas

The United States and Cuba: A “New” Relationship?

As a result of the United States’ announcement that diplomatic relations with Cuba will be restored, relations between the two countries are the strongest that they have been in decades. With the United States’ announcement comes a […]

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by / on January 21, 2015 at 12:53 am / in Domestic Politics, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

American Sniper, the State of the Union, and the Dueling Narratives of Crisis in the United States

“The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.” Barack Obama tonight officially closed the book on the year 2014 and welcomed Americans into a new period of the 21st century. The […]

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