Former ambassador talks US-China trade relations at annual conference

Former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Charles W. Freeman Jr. took a hard line against the Trump administration’s approach to U.S.-China trade, at one point comparing the “disgusting” and “incoherent”  policies to sheep innards, in a keynote speech at Saturday’s New England Chinese Language Teachers Association (NECLTA) Conference in Cohen Auditorium. The event began with […]

Massachusetts 2018 primary election results

Massachusetts state primaries on Tuesday saw both parties build on the rejection of centrism that defined the previous election cycle and has defined the current one elsewhere in the nation. On the Democratic side, the upset victory of Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Seventh Congressional District, which covers much of Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, over incumbent […]

Could Trump endanger the 2026 World Cup bid?

Amidst the United States men’s national team’s (USMNT) horrific World Cup qualifying campaign and the consequently chaotic U.S. Soccer presidential election, the United States’ joint bid (with Mexico and Canada) to host the 2026 World Cup has largely been left alone. Competing against Morocco — which would be only the second African country, after South Africa […]

Op-Ed: The masquerade of justice

To begin this piece, I lift the words of two of history’s greats. The first is Victor Hugo, romantic author of “Les Misérables,” a book which gave voice to the trodden-upon in the 19th century and earned for Hugo immortal dignity. On war, Hugo contemplates: “Civil war? What does this mean? Is there any foreign war? Is […]

Common Ground: a liberal perspective on Trump supporters

It has been over a year since the 2016 election, and still, liberal bastions of higher thought continue to label Trump’s voting coalition as ignorant, racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic … the list goes on. In some cases, it isn’t hard to find evidence to support such claims, and Trump himself mounts a weak defense. The months preceding his presidency were marred by missteps and scandals. […]

Op-Ed: The Democrats’ rift grows thanks to Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile’s Nov. 2 article for POLITICO was well-written, well-expressed and definitely a great promotion for her new book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.” It was interesting to read the excerpt about her time as the interim chair of the Democratic Party after Debby […]

Tufts signals opposition to travel ban with new amicus brief

Tufts, along with 30 other universities, filed an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States signaling the university’s opposition to the Donald Trump administration’s proposed travel ban, according to a university press release. This marks the third amicus brief the university has co-filed on this issue. “Tufts filed amicus briefs in March and April with the […]

Op-Ed: Join the fight with the Tufts Democrats

In the nearly eight months since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, America has faced the most serious threat to its political system in recent history. Trump became president partly because he spoke for voters who felt that the government is working against them. He pledged to fix our politics by ridding Washington of the elites […]

National Endowment for the Arts among programs Trump proposes to cut

With daily breaking news and general commentary on President Donald Trump’s positions, plans and actions, one proposal threatens to slip under the radar: the intent to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in a new federal budget plan. The plan would also end funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public […]