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Don’t Let Political Correctness Ruin Your Merry Christmas

Don’t Let Political Correctness Ruin Your Merry Christmas

Political correctness continues to infringe on many time-honored traditions.  From many areas of the Vanderbilt administration trying to call freshmen “first-year students” to the controversy surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins, all of it is pretty ridiculous, as they are just words.  One area in which political correctness really is going too far is [...]

The Shot Heard Round The World

Officer Darren Wilson fired the shot heard around the world in Ferguson, Missouri this August.  Well, actually it was more than six shots, according to most sources.  And they all ended up in the body of Michael Brown, Jr.  Following one hundred days of madness, a grand jury in Ferguson chose not to indict Officer [...]

My Fellow Radicals

My Fellow Radicals

Recently, the United States launched a military campaign to combat ISIS, the rapidly growing militant Islamic threat coming from Iraq and Syria. America was unsure how to react to the news of renewed American involvement in the Middle East, as Republicans and Democrats alike begged their parties for answers on the most effective and feasible approach to threats of [...]

2014 Midterm Elections: A Huge Victory for the Right to Life

2014 Midterm Elections: A Huge Victory for the Right to Life

Last month, I wrote about the importance of Tennessee’s Amendment One, which strived to neutralize the state Constitution on abortion by overturning a 200 Tennessee Supreme Court ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Sunquist. On Election Day, voters approved the ballot measure, which garnered about 53% of the vote. Contrary to what its opponents claimed, now that Amendment One has [...]

An Incomer’s Guide to Vandy Lingo

Branscomb – Upperclass dorms on Greek row; consists of Lupton, Vaughn, Stapleton, and Scales. Vanderbilt’s party dorm. Highland – Upperclass housing by the Rec center; consists of Morgan, Lewis, Mayfields, and Chaffins. On the Card – Restaurants and services (both on and off campus) that take Meal Money. Unfortunately does not include Lacoste. The Wall [...]

Don’t Leave the Rodeo Just Yet: The (Non) Issue of Texas Secession

In the few months since the November 2012 presidential election, the state of Texas has been ablaze with that ages-old and quintessentially Texan question—to secede, or not to secede?  Deeply frustrated by the re-election of President Obama, many conservative and Republican Texans have been throwing around the idea more and more seriously, citing the supposed [...]

Who is Gary Johnson?

When asked this question on a AMA (“ask me anything”), the Libertarian presidential candidate answered, “Entrepreneur, athlete, former governor of New Mexico. This guy has a resume that would suggest that he is going to doggedly pursue everything he is talking about.” He turned his one-man handyman business into one of the most successful [...]

Beating China with Policy Creativity

By Ian Duncan It would seem as though at first glance linking Friday’s dismal jobs report to the People’s Republic of China would scream “outsourcing”, “higher tariffs”, or for some “Bain Capital”. For this economist, however, those international tools from antiquity in this modern globalized market mean only higher prices on U.S. shelves, and less [...]