Battle for the Senate: Six races to watch in 2018

Texas: Cruz vs. O’Rourke Sen. Ted Cruz is facing a tough battle for a second term against Beto O’Rourke, an upstart Democrat representative who has gained national media attention for his progressive platform and cross-Texas campaign trips. O’Rourke made a name for himself by rejecting direct funding from political action committees and in-house pollsters — two hallmarks of […]

Postgame Press: Trump and the changed sports-politics relationship

This has been a crazy week for sports, and most of the drama is due to comments from the White House. President Trump’s first statement came around a week ago during a rally, according to the Chicago Tribune, with Trump saying “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners when somebody disrespects our […]

The Echo Chamber: Are election seasons too long?

We made it. Twenty months ago, on March 23, 2015, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican Party. As of last night, the next president of the United States has been elected (Surprise! It’s not Ted Cruz). In December 2015, 11 months ago and a mere nine months into the 2016 election, a report from […]

Op-Ed: Older and (maybe) wiser

When President Obama ran for office in 2008, he was doing so as a man who had two years of experience in the United States Senate. He was 47 years old. People believed that America needed a “fresh face” and new ideas. Now, eight years later, our country is deciding who will take over for […]

Enigma and the Tufts Daily Political Climates Survey shows little faith in the election process among students

Dean of Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Alan Solomont may as well have coined the term “civic life” at Tufts, as it relates to millennials and students in higher education. It’s a phrase that encompasses students engaging on a daily basis in political issues such as discourse and participation in voting, non-profit work and public service. Recently, […]

The Arena: Cruz missile

Candidates like Donald Trump are exciting. Trump is guaranteed to bring out thousands to his events and generate copious decibels of noise. He has built a campaign on telling it like it is and refusing to be politically correct. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, is boring. He brings hundreds to his events and utters […]

Op-Ed: Gender, Politics and Partisanship

Gender is a thorny issue in this election cycle. For one, it’s the closest a woman in the United States has ever come to our highest public office. This achievement alone has underscored how far our country has come in terms of gender equality. Unfortunately, it’s also shed light on the frightening cries of retaliation […]

Op-ed: The debate system created Trump — how can we avoid a repeat?

Turn on the news at any time of the day, and you will see political pundits discussing the previous night’s debate, translating debate performance into primary prognostications or anticipating a coming debate. The debate system has become entrenched in our political system — the most ubiquitous, consistent method for choosing the party representatives and our […]

Op-Ed: What happened to my party?

I am a proud member of the GOP. Let me rephrase that: I think I am still a proud member of the GOP. My core principles have not changed, but my willingness to associate with and promote the Republican Party is tainted. I am still a constitutional conservative that believes in liberty, limited federal government […]

Op Ed: Senator Cruz’s emetic foreign policy

Even as a failed presidential candidate, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) continues to showcase his trademark wit and wisdom. In discussing the Trump-Cruz conundrum with “The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah, Mr. Graham reflected that choosing Mr. Trump or Mr. Cruz “is like being shot or poisoned,” respectively. Shockingly, Mr. Cruz recently earned Mr. Graham’s endorsement. While the South […]