Peripheries: Demanding justice under capitalism

The cover story of The Economist last week stated that millennial socialism, “like the socialism of old, [suffers] from a faith in the incorruptibility of collective action and an unwarranted suspicion of individual vim,” concluding that liberals should oppose socialism. However, this criticism is mislabeled. Left-wing ideas that aim to interrogate rampant injustices and improve […]

Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley holds media roundtable for college students

Boston City Councilor and candidate for Massachusetts’ 7th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives Ayanna Pressley held a college media roundtable at the More Than Words bookstore in Boston last night. At the roundtable, Pressley took questions from student journalists from Tufts, Harvard University, Boston University and Northeastern University. Directly following the […]

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 […]

Senior Profile: Lorenza Ramirez pursues career in political organizing

In fall 2014, graduating senior Lorenza Ramirez arrived at Tufts as the first in her family to attend college. She has not slowed down ever since. While at Tufts, Ramirez has taken classes in three separate languages, interned at the Pentagon, worked multiple part-time jobs simultaneously and graduated a semester early to work full-time on Senator Elizabeth Warren‘s […]

Looking Out: Democratic disappointment

The past week has been a reminder of why the Democratic Party is a constant disappointment. After giving up on keeping public attention on guns, knowing Congressional Republicans were unlikely to budge, Democrats moved on to what turned out to be a consensus issue. Democrats and Republicans came together to relax banking regulations. This tone-deaf […]

Boston City Council President talks politics at Civic Life Lunch

President of the Boston City Council Michelle Wu spoke at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life yesterday afternoon as part of the Civic Life Lunches initiative. During the lunchtime talk, Wu spoke briefly about her family, education and rise in politics before taking questions from the audience. Wu is the first Asian-American woman to serve on the […]

Obama, Trump hold rallies in New Hampshire preceding Election Day

President Barack Obama rallied voters for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton yesterday at the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore Center Arena. New Hampshire is considered a critical piece of the electoral map by both Democrats and Republicans, Obama said during the rally. “There are some scenarios where [Clinton] doesn’t win if she doesn’t win New Hampshire,” Obama said. After being introduced […]

Janitors, TLC members rally with Senator Elizabeth Warren in Boston Common

32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents Tufts janitors and 18,000 other workers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, organized a rally at Boston Common on Saturday, Sept.10, as the contracts of janitors from Tufts, Harvard, Boston office buildings and other institutions are approaching their negotiating deadlines of Sept. 30. Union members and allies gathered […]

Former senator Brown discusses public service experience, bipartisanship

Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) took part in a discussion with Alan Solomont (LA ’70), the Pierre and Pamela Omidyar dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, yesterday afternoon in the Alumnae Lounge. The event was the sixth installment of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series. Solomont introduced Brown (LA ’81), noting his time as […]