2012 Election

  • Vanderbilt University

    Consequences of too many political appointees

    How do we fix the problem of too much politics in the bureaucracy?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks the number of presidential appointees should be cut and why most presidents do not support a merit system when it comes to bureaucratic… Read More

    Nov. 22, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Who or what is the Tea Party movement? Survey offers some answers

    How do we fix the problem of too much politics in the bureaucracy?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks the number of presidential appointees should be cut and why most presidents do not support a merit system when it comes to bureaucratic… Read More

    Nov. 9, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Battle royale for Republican nomination

    How do we fix the problem of too much politics in the bureaucracy?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks the number of presidential appointees should be cut and why most presidents do not support a merit system when it comes to bureaucratic… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Effective lawmaking in Congress – who does it best?

    How do we fix the problem of too much politics in the bureaucracy?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks the number of presidential appointees should be cut and why most presidents do not support a merit system when it comes to bureaucratic… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    And the Next President Is……

    How do we fix the problem of too much politics in the bureaucracy?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks the number of presidential appointees should be cut and why most presidents do not support a merit system when it comes to bureaucratic… Read More

    Nov. 3, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Campaign Spending to the Max

    How do we fix the problem of too much politics in the bureaucracy?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks the number of presidential appointees should be cut and why most presidents do not support a merit system when it comes to bureaucratic… Read More

    Nov. 2, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Attack Ads: Media Beware

    How do we fix the problem of too much politics in the bureaucracy?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks the number of presidential appointees should be cut and why most presidents do not support a merit system when it comes to bureaucratic… Read More

    Nov. 2, 2011

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    Why is there Polarization in Congress?

    How do we fix the problem of too much politics in the bureaucracy?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks the number of presidential appointees should be cut and why most presidents do not support a merit system when it comes to bureaucratic… Read More

    Oct. 28, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    One issue often predicts presidential election outcomes

    If the real disposable incomes of voters are growing - even modestly - in the six months before Election Day, President Obama is likely to win. If they aren’t, he is likely to lose, according to political scientist Larry Bartels. Read More

    Oct. 20, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Political scientist looks at elections and why they matter

    Larry Bartels, arguably the most influential political scientist of his generation, researches a mix of psychology and democracy for a holistic understanding of the political process. Read More

    Oct. 12, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Historian: Occupy Wall Street movement right on time in new Gilded Age

    The Occupy Wall Street movement could offer a similar opportunity to left-wing politicians as the Tea Party movement did to the right, says a Vanderbilt University historian. Read More

    Oct. 11, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: A Taste for the Tea Party?

    How do we fix the problem of too much politics in the bureaucracy?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks the number of presidential appointees should be cut and why most presidents do not support a merit system when it comes to bureaucratic… Read More

    Jul. 8, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Reclaiming America’s faith and promise

    Vanderbilt University professor of law and political science Carol Swain believes that America’s departure from our founding fathers’ Judeo-Christian roots has come at a cost politically, socially and morally. Read More

    Jul. 1, 2011

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    Religious bias still hurdle for presidential candidates, study shows

    Research by Vanderbilt and Claremont political scientists show a significant number of American voters remain biased against Mormons and other religious minorities. Read More

    Jun. 2, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Domestic partisan politics remain key to presidential election

    Domestic issues are likely to trump foreign policy successes in determining Barack Obama’s chances for re-election, says historian Thomas Alan Schwartz. Read More

    May. 3, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Campaign spending’s clear winner: Corporations

    Researchers discover corporations gain clear financial benefits when individual employees make political donations. Read More

    Mar. 2, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    How do we fix the U.S. health care system?

    Watch videos of Larry Van Horn, a leading expert and researcher on health care management and economics, explaining his health care opinions. Read More

    Mar. 18, 2009

  • Vanderbilt University

    Should health insurance be treated like auto insurance?

    Watch a soundbite of: Larry Van Horn explaining his health care opinions. Read More

    Mar. 18, 2009