Looking Out: Land Reform

For decades, one of the main policy priorities of leftists across the globe was land reform. Land was the principal mean of production, and agriculture the critical sector. It has fed a country, employed its people, drove its exports and, because of cotton, even formed the backbone of textile-driven industrialization. As left-wing parties campaigned in […]

Op-ed: What we can do about the ‘war on media’

The Tufts Daily Editorial Board wrote an instructive piece on the Trump administration’s “war on the media.” The writers detailed the offenses that both President Trump and his top advisors have committed against the press corps  —  focusing on the role of credible journalism in the reliance of our democracy on the relentless pursuit of truth. […]

Looking In: On hating Syrians

A lot of people in the United States hate refugees, thinking they are dangerous terrorists. Similar unfounded fears, disconnected from reality, have also become commonplace in Europe. Most refugees in question — objects of hatred and suspicion — are Syrians escaping from their brutal civil war and the destruction brought by ISIS. Many news organizations, […]

Op-ed: The problem with armchair activism

As liberal America braces for an unapologetically right-wing Trump administration, the trope of the outraged liberal college student is almost cliché. Since the election, the majority of Tufts students has been lamenting the fact that our country chose a populist demagogue. Minutes after the election was decided, students made countless lengthy Facebook posts describing feeling sad, ashamed, […]

The Echo Chamber: On Snowden

Edward Snowden, definition: Hero? Traitor? Whistleblower? What has made the name so controversial? And what did the 33-year-old former NSA contractor really do? To find out, let’s take a step outside The Echo Chamber. Snowden stole over 1.5 million documents while working as a private NSA contractor.  He leaked selected files to The Guardian in 2012 and to The Washington Post in […]

Jersey Over Apron: Cause for pause

For many, sports are an escape. This attitude aligns with the ideals of American meritocracy, as the media often spotlights hoop dreams, and how athletes from low-income families are able to work hard and make it big. Sports documentaries highlighting the perseverance of sport in war-torn countries, run down concrete courts in low-income urban areas, or even […]

Op-ed: The road to November — my platform

Both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions will be must-see TV this July. With no Republican candidate likely to secure 1237 or more delegates by the time the last votes are tallied on June 7, it is anticipated that there will be a dramatic contested convention in Cleveland, the first for the GOP since 1976. […]

Jersey Over Apron: The power of sports

If you’re reading this, you probably like sports. Whether you’ve played them, are a die-hard fan or maybe just a casual observer, sports most likely brought you here. Anyone who has read, watched or talked about sports has heard the cliché that sports are anything but just a game. Within the foundation of this cliché […]

Op-ed: Why Hillary?

By now, we’re sure you have seen the media coverage — both positive and negative — on the woman we hope will be inaugurated as our next president, but how much do you know about her and her supporters? Though you may be a strong Hillary supporter, you may still be undecided or supporting Bernie […]

Apple versus the FBI

The mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. late last year was cause for national mourning and a rekindled fear of homegrown terrorism. Recently, it has also served to actualize the once-abstract debate about cyber security versus privacy that has been burgeoning in the courtroom for over a decade. It has pitted the federal government and […]