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Sorting through the political polls: expert

Oct. 13, 2016—A little savvy when it comes to interpreting political polls can be very helpful for members of the public looking for some insight.

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Election 2016: How in the World Did This Happen?

Sep. 30, 2016—Political scientist Marc Hetherington will analyze the 2016 election at the Williamson County Library Oct. 11 as part of "Vanderbilt at the Library."

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TIP SHEET: Zechmeister can comment on terrorism and the election

Sep. 23, 2016—Liz Zechmeister of Vanderbilt University is available to comment on the effect of terrorism on the presidential election.

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Chaplain’s Speaker Series to discuss faith and politics Thursday

Sep. 13, 2016—The Chaplain's Speaker Series will present "Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely and Vote with Integrity" featuring Yale Divinity professor Miroslav Volf on Thursday, Sept. 15. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel.

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The Science of Politics: Vanderbilt experts put their theories to the test in the 2016 election

Aug. 10, 2016—To say that this has been a crazy year in politics is a laugh-out-loud understatement. We turn to the experts in Vanderbilt’s renowned political science department for insight not only into the 2016 presidential race, but also into the future of U.S. politics itself.

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Expert: Campaign will get uglier as election approaches

Aug. 1, 2016—More ugliness is in the forecast for the presidential campaign, says a Vanderbilt professor.

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Trump’s ethnocentrism will bring voters to the polls, pro and con

May. 26, 2016—Ethnocentrism, a term explained in a 2009 book by Vanderbilt's Cindy Kam, is showing up in a major way as a driver in the campaign of Donald Trump.

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Vanderbilt and UCLA debut SpotCheck website to evaluate political ads

Apr. 28, 2016—In an election season that will shatter the record for money spent on a presidential campaign, political scientists at Vanderbilt and UCLA have created SpotCheck, a new approach for assessing political ads using internet-based surveys.

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TIP SHEET: Political expert John Geer can comment on presidential races

Jan. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt University political scientist John Geer, the nation’s leading expert on negative political advertising, is available to comment on the U.S. Democratic and Republican presidential primary elections. Geer co-chairs Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

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Bush biographer, Vanderbilt professor honored

Nov. 16, 2015—Author and Visiting Distinguished Professor Jon Meacham was recognized as the 2015 Nashville Public Library Literary Award Honoree.

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Fighting partisanship with philosophy

Oct. 28, 2015—When it comes to politics, keeping the lines of reasoned argument open is more important than reaching agreements, says Vanderbilt philosopher Robert B. Talisse.

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Study: Raises for elected representatives could lead to better representation

Aug. 4, 2015—Paying elected representatives more in salary and benefits may make them more responsive to voters, according to a new study co-authored by Vanderbilt's Cecilia Mo.

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