The Future of Left Wing Populism

The Future of Left Wing Populism

No one can reminisce on the most recent Democratic presidential primary race without recalling Bernie Sanders’ repeated cries about the “millionaires and billionaires” who hold all the power and money in America – those who represent the economic inequality that Sanders and his loyalists detest. Yet, Bernie Sanders is only...

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INTERVIEW: TNDP’s Kris Murphy

INTERVIEW: TNDP’s Kris Murphy

Recently, the Vanderbilt Political Review’s Noah van Mierlo had the opportunity to sit down with the Kris Murphy, the Tennessee Democratic Party’s Senior Political Director. Mr. Murphy grew up in a political family and worked as an organizer for Tennessee Citizen Action after graduating college. He served as political director...

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US Elections: Past and Present — Episode 2

US Elections: Past and Present — Episode 2

Editors from the Vanderbilt Political Review and Vanderbilt Historical Review discuss the history and politics of elections with Professor Thomas Alan Schwartz, a historian of the foreign relations of the United States. For part 1 of our series, click here.

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U.S. Elections: Past and Present – Episode 1

U.S. Elections: Past and Present – Episode 1

Editors from the Vanderbilt Political Review and Vanderbilt Historical Review discuss the history and politics of elections with Professor Jefferson Cowie, a social and political historian specializing in the intersections of class, culture, capitalism, and American politics.  

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Kasich Can: New Hampshire and the Future of His Campaign

Kasich Can: New Hampshire and the Future of His Campaign

People around the country eagerly looked to New Hampshire this past Tuesday to watch the first-in-the-nation primary; as they did, they found themselves asking, “Who’s Kasich?” John Kasich is the governor of Ohio with an impressive resume which includes nine terms in the US House, eighteen years of the House...

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What Happened to Rand Paul?

  Let us rewind one year and walk in the steps of Rand Paul. Rand Paul was the Republican base’s top candidate for 2016, winning the Conservative Political Action Conference(CPAC) straw poll 3 years in a row. He was the candidate who could mold his dad’s purist, Libertarian views into...

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More Money, More Problems

More Money, More Problems

Campaign season is the time for every citizen to learn about the candidates, their positions on key issues, and their promises for the constituents. It’s a beautiful time of shaking hands, kissing babies, visiting Rotary clubs, and local town hall meetings. It’s American Democracy in its most unadulterated form. What...

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Political Promises

America’s Constitution enshrines the principle of democracy that was brilliantly described by Abraham Lincoln as “government by the people, of the people and for the people”. As part of the constitutional process, the nation elects the Executive and Legislative branches of our government, whose main task is to protect the...

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The Trouble With Elections

The Trouble With Elections

It’s easy to find institutions in politics that are broken. This column strives to do something more difficult: find ways to fix them. Each month, I will tackle a new issue, and in a series of columns, I will lay out possible solutions.” Welcome to the November edition of Mr....

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