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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Little Kurdistan, USA

Little Kurdistan, USA

Driving down Nolensville Pike, look left to see the Nashville Speedway. Look just past the track and an unassuming warehouse comes into view: the al-Mahdi Islamic Center. There are eleven thousand cultural Kurds residing in Nashville, by far the largest such community in America. These refugees hail from the geo-cultural...

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The Decline of the American Liberal Education

The Decline of the American Liberal Education

The following is a guest submission. If you would like to submit work to be published by VPR, you can do so here. It’s no secret on college campuses that interest in the humanities has noticeably declined. In 1991, Yale’s two most popular majors were English and history. By 2013, they...

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