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To succeed, Libyan rebel leaders must not repeat mistakes made in Iraq

Aug. 23, 2011—Rebel leaders need to keep in mind what Iraqi leaders did well and not so well after overthrowing Saddam Hussein’s regime, according to Mike Newton, a Vanderbilt University international criminal law expert and adviser to the Iraqi government and the Iraqi Special Tribunal.

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Vanderbilt Peabody education experts available for back-to-school stories

Jul. 22, 2011—Education experts from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews.

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Domestic partisan politics remain key to presidential election

May. 3, 2011—Domestic issues are likely to trump foreign policy successes in determining Barack Obama’s chances for re-election, says historian Thomas Alan Schwartz.

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Vanderbilt experts weigh in on legal and business controversies of health care law

Feb. 4, 2011—The legal debate over President Obama’s health care law – specifically whether the insurance requirement in the law goes beyond Congress’s authority and is thus unconstitutional – is likely to go to the Supreme Court. Vanderbilt University Law School and the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management have experts who can weigh in on the debate and the future of health care in America.

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State of the Union: Vanderbilt experts available for analysis

Jan. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt experts are available to comment on the State of the Union address.

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Vanderbilt expert: Keep partisan politics out of Tucson tragedy

Jan. 11, 2011—[Vanderbilt has a 24/7 video and audio studio with a dedicated fiber optic line and ISDN line. Use of the TV studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, except for reserving fiber time.] Blaming the Tea Party or heated political rhetoric in general for the Tucson mass shooting would be the wrong response to a terrible...

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Tipsheet: State legislators pushing to limit power of public-employee unions could deal major blow to labor movement, widen income gap, slow pay gains for women

Jan. 6, 2011—“Efforts to weaken unions and cut wages and benefits among state and local government workers in the U.S. will reduce worker bargaining power and widen the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ in the nation," says sociology professor Dan Cornfield.

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Listen: SustainVU offers holiday green tips

Dec. 17, 2010—One of the unintended side effects of holiday traditions is the significant increase in waste and over-consumption of natural resources. SustainVU offers a Holiday Greening Guide with tips on everything from wrapping gifts to cooking a turkey dinner.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt expert able to comment on DREAM Act

Dec. 6, 2010—As members of Congress spar over whether or not to provide tuition benefits and a path to legalization to undocumented students through the DREAM Act, an examination of the nation’s first state-level “dream act” indicates such policy effectively boosts college enrollment by these students.

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Tea Party as much a response to Bush Republicanism as to Obama

Nov. 19, 2010—“Bush Republicanism did as much to breathe life into the Tea Party Rebellion as did Obama Democracy,” according to Vanderbilt University historian Gary Gerstle.

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Analysis of 2010 midterm elections: Vanderbilt experts

Nov. 3, 2010—[Vanderbilt has a 24/7 video and audio studio with a dedicated fiber optic line and ISDN line. Use of the TV studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, except for reserving fiber time.] Voters didn’t always look at incumbents’ political records: The continued weak economy, widespread public distrust and massive spending by special interest groups all...

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Tipsheet: Outlook for 2010 midterm elections: Vanderbilt experts

Oct. 18, 2010—Expect the campaign rhetoric to sizzle the last two weeks before the 2010 midterms, says John Geer, chair and Distinguished Professor of Political Science.

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