Kevin Lawson

Kevin Lawson is a senior majoring in political science. He can be reached at kevin.lawson@tufts.edu.


The Tufts Daily Show: Trump’s Proactive Transition Period

Happy December, everyone! As 2016 winds down, so does Barack Obama’s presidency. And now that the sitting president has been a “lame duck” for about a month, President-elect Donald Trump is phasing himself into the presidency, while his sons are still wondering what lame ducks are and whether you can hunt them. In the process of taking […]


The Tufts Daily Show: The Real History of Thanksgiving

After a much-needed Thanksgiving break, I’d like to open with this: welcome back, all – to Tufts, to Somerville, to where the laundry doesn’t somehow magically do itself and your bed is a hand-me-down from a total stranger. I hope that week of binge drinking with your high school friends was a welcome change of […]


The Tufts Daily Show: One more 2016 Election column

Nov. 8, 2016 — a date that will live on in history books for ages to come; the date that ushered in one of the most consequential decisions of our time. Nov. 8, 2016 — the date pot became legal in Massachusetts. Wait, what?! TRUMP WON? Oh god, I need a smoke. First he won Ohio, […]


The Tufts Daily Show: Nation’s 45th president-to-be [Hillary Clinton / Donald Trump]

The tribe has spoken! Today is the second Wednesday of November, which means that yesterday we officially elected a new president! However, this column was due for submission on Monday, so it was written before most of the ballots were cast and counted. I decided to just go ahead and write about the outcome of the […]


The Tufts Daily Show: RE: The complete timeline of Clinton’s email saga

Happy belated Halloween, everyone. Before I begin, I’d like to do a quick PSA: please, remove that pumpkin from your front porch. Remove it. It is no longer a festive decoration. It is now a piece of rotting fruit. It is becoming mushy. Squirrels have been eating it and getting drunk and making poor life decisions. […]


The Tufts Daily Show: Clinton’s discarded jokes

On Thursday night, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton put their differences aside in order to attend the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an annual fundraiser for Catholic charities. As is tradition at the dinner, the two presidential candidates (that matter) each roasted the other. Secretary Clinton went the traditional comedic route, while Trump gave a […]


The Tufts Daily Show: The Audacity of Grope

Hey, everyone! It’s Oct. 19, and today’s column is about how our potential next president may have sexually assaulted numerous women — yeah, one of those days I guess. So before I get started, I’d just like to say: RUN, RUN RIGHT NOW. PUT THIS PAPER DOWN AND GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE. NO, […]


The Tufts Daily Show: R.I.P. Purple: A Twenty-Sixteen Love Story

A man, a Trump supporter, and a woman, a Clinton supporter, park their cars in adjacent spots in a North Carolina hotel parking lot. On the left is a Mini Cooper with New York plates and a bumper sticker that reads, “My other car isn’t a Porsche. It’s a Por-sché.” On the right: a Ford F-150 with […]


Oh, hey, look, another debate commentary

It’s Wednesday, Oct. 5, which means it’s basically Halloween. Which means happy Thanksgiving! Which means wow, I can’t believe it’s winter break already. It also means that the first presidential debate was nine days ago. I know, I’m super late to the post-debate discussion party, and I’m sorry — it’s just that my parents taught […]


Trump commits massive debate gaffe by showing up

Hey all! It’s Wednesday, Sept. 28, which means two nights ago, we got to watch the long-awaited clash between Hillary Clinton and the Saints and Donald Trump and the Falcons. Wait, never mind, I got confused with Monday Night Football again. What I meant to say was, the first presidential debate was two nights ago! Unfortunately, my […]


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