• Why We All Should Pay Attention to the Newest Round of Benghazi Hearings

    Why We All Should Pay Attention to the Newest Round of Benghazi Hearings

    On Wednesday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi convened their first hearing to collect and assess information regarding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on United States compounds in Benghazi, Libya. Despite discussing a topic that has […]

  • A War of Words

    A War of Words

    “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 […]

  • An Attack on Women’s Rights: The Tennessee Story

    An Attack on Women’s Rights: The Tennessee Story

    Across the South, judges and voters are deciding the fate of reproductive justice in their states. In Texas, despite Wendy Davis’s moment in the spotlight, HB2 was passed and it is now up for the courts to […]

  • Applications for the 2014-2015 editorial staff!

    Applications for the 2014-2015 editorial staff!

    If you are interested in writing or doing layout for VPR, apply here for the 2014-2015 school year. Complete the application by Sunday, September 7th at 11:59 PM, along with three writing samples emailed to board@vanderbiltpoliticalreview.com

  • Analyzing Eric Cantor’s Shocking Primary Loss

    Analyzing Eric Cantor’s Shocking Primary Loss

    Eric Cantor officially bid farewell to his post as House Majority leader this Thursday. In early June, the Republican Party faced a stunning loss: Dave Brat, a right-wing Tea party challenger, defeated Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor, who […]

  • The Electoral College, And How We’re Getting Closer To Changing It

    “The present rule of voting for President…is so great a departure from the Republican principle of numerical equality, and even from the federal rule which qualifies the numerical by a State equality, and is so pregnant also […]

  • South Sudan and the Young Nation’s Struggle

    South Sudan and the Young Nation’s Struggle

    Amidst conflicts raging in Syria and Ukraine, the international stage has little room to figure prominently a brutal conflict that has taken the lives of thousands and only threatens to worsen. South Sudan, a country that recently […]

  • Is the American Public Adopting Realism?

    Is the American Public Adopting Realism?

    Writing in defense of the RAF’s controversial bombing tactics in World War II, the military historian John Terraine noted, “When wars are long over, people tend to forget how compelling was the desire to finish them.” Based […]

  • A Step Down and a Step Back: Sebelius’ Resignation and the Affordable Care Act

    A Step Down and a Step Back: Sebelius’ Resignation and the Affordable Care Act

    After a tempestuous debut last October, April 1 seemed to signal smooth sailing for Healthcare.gov. In a press conference, President Obama proudly announced that 7.1 million people had enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, […]

  • The Growing Tuition Burden

    The Growing Tuition Burden

    Although the Constitution bears no mention of it, and the Supreme Court has deemed it to not be a fundamental right (San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, 1973), education is viewed by most Americans as a […]

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by / on September 22, 2014 at 10:58 am / in Domestic Politics, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

Why We All Should Pay Attention to the Newest Round of Benghazi Hearings

On Wednesday, the House Select Committee on Benghazi convened their first hearing to collect and assess information regarding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on United States compounds in Benghazi, Libya. Despite discussing a topic that has […]

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by / on September 15, 2014 at 6:12 am / in The Pen and the Sword

A War of Words

“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 […]

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by / on September 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm / in Local Politics

An Attack on Women’s Rights: The Tennessee Story

Across the South, judges and voters are deciding the fate of reproductive justice in their states. In Texas, despite Wendy Davis’s moment in the spotlight, HB2 was passed and it is now up for the courts to […]

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by / on September 1, 2014 at 7:11 pm / in Uncategorized

Applications for the 2014-2015 editorial staff!

If you are interested in writing or doing layout for VPR, apply here for the 2014-2015 school year. Complete the application by Sunday, September 7th at 11:59 PM, along with three writing samples emailed to board@vanderbiltpoliticalreview.com

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by / on July 31, 2014 at 7:09 pm / in Domestic Politics

Analyzing Eric Cantor’s Shocking Primary Loss

Eric Cantor officially bid farewell to his post as House Majority leader this Thursday. In early June, the Republican Party faced a stunning loss: Dave Brat, a right-wing Tea party challenger, defeated Virginia Congressman Eric Cantor, who […]

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by / on May 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm / in Domestic Politics

The Electoral College, And How We’re Getting Closer To Changing It

“The present rule of voting for President…is so great a departure from the Republican principle of numerical equality, and even from the federal rule which qualifies the numerical by a State equality, and is so pregnant also […]

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by / on April 29, 2014 at 8:08 am / in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, International Politics

South Sudan and the Young Nation’s Struggle

Amidst conflicts raging in Syria and Ukraine, the international stage has little room to figure prominently a brutal conflict that has taken the lives of thousands and only threatens to worsen. South Sudan, a country that recently […]

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by / on April 27, 2014 at 5:04 pm / in International Politics, Uncategorized

Is the American Public Adopting Realism?

Writing in defense of the RAF’s controversial bombing tactics in World War II, the military historian John Terraine noted, “When wars are long over, people tend to forget how compelling was the desire to finish them.” Based […]

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by / on April 14, 2014 at 1:03 pm / in Domestic Politics

A Step Down and a Step Back: Sebelius’ Resignation and the Affordable Care Act

After a tempestuous debut last October, April 1 seemed to signal smooth sailing for Healthcare.gov. In a press conference, President Obama proudly announced that 7.1 million people had enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, […]

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by / on April 7, 2014 at 10:54 am / in Domestic Politics

The Growing Tuition Burden

Although the Constitution bears no mention of it, and the Supreme Court has deemed it to not be a fundamental right (San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, 1973), education is viewed by most Americans as a […]

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