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The Tufts Daily
Where you read it first | Saturday, April 20, 2024

Opinion

The Setonian
Editorial

Vote on party record, not page fiasco

As details continue to emerge regarding former Rep. Mark Foley's alleged penchant for underage male Congressional pages, Republicans are increasingly worried about bad press for the party as a whole,-particularly with crucial midterm elections right around the corner.


The Setonian
Editorial

Let it stop with you

"Did you hear what BLEEP did last weekend with that guy? I mean, it was in the basement of a frat house."




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An Open Mind for an Open Race

The Daily reported at the end of last year that Tufts students are mobilizing in full force for the upcoming gubernatorial primary and general elections in Massachusetts.


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'Path to 9/11' leads straight to debacle

A whirlwind of political polarization has struck the U.S. since the Twin Towers fell five years ago today, ushering in a new idea of impassioned public debate on issues from terrorism to wiretapping.



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Editorial

Europe moves into the immigration lane

In less than 100 years, the flow of people coming in and out of Europe has been reversed. After years of being a net exporter, Europe has turned into the world's most diverse recipient of people. Today, Europeans collectively enjoy an unprecedented state of welfare, opportunity, and stability. These advantageous conditions have inevitably drawn many newcomers to countries such as Spain, France, Italy, England, and Germany. The boosters of immigration proclaim that non-European immigrants are making a significant contribution to the greatness of Europe. However, last year's London bombings and recent riots in Paris suggest that Europe is facing a crisis of integration, particularly Muslim integration.


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Editorial

Bleak start for the Greeks

With the recent suspension of Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi), the Judiciary of the Committee on Fraternities and Sororities has set a strict precedent for the start of the 2006-2007 academic year.


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Welcome to the jungle; we take it day by day

Good morning, Jumbos! It's a beautiful day in Medford: The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the Malden is like a mirror. (In a few short weeks, of course, this will be because the river will have frozen over.)



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The most-needed renovation

Karen and Dan Pritzker pledged $5 million in 2002 to promote diversity at Tufts. When their pledge was matched by other Tufts donors, they made a second pledge of $5 million, bringing the Pritzker Challenge Gift to a total of $15 million.


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Editorial

Discard Rummy

Comparing the current conflict in Iraq to the Vietnam War has been, since the war's outset in 2003, a simplistic, weak argument against American intervention in Mesopotamia. The dissimilarities are too abundant, and the bloodshed hasn't been even close to comparable.


The Setonian
Editorial

Hold jobs, not signs

It is clear to nearly everyone that Europe is in desperate need of economic reform. With three of the founding members of the Union - France, Germany and Italy - in turmoil, it is time for Europe to take decisive action, but there seems to be no consensus on the proper course to take.


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Editorial

Hedging of principles on both sides

The Judy-Miller-Valerie-Plame-Scooter-Libby controversy is as convoluted as it is important. As was explored in this week's "Miller the Martyr?" series, a great deal of hedging of principles has gone on from a surprising variety of people on both sides of the political aisle.


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Editorial

Goodbye, Berlusconi blues

Though Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has yet to officially concede defeat, farewell speeches cannot come soon enough. Perennially one of Europe's weakest links, Italy must overcome its political and economic woes.


The Setonian
Editorial

A reluctant endorsement of Robinson

In most Tufts student elections, voting rates do not eclipse the 40 percent barrier. Given the poor quality of the platforms endorsed by the candidates running for TCU president tomorrow, we won't be surprised if the number is even lower.


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A step in the 'rights' direction

As much as many of us poke fun at the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate and the popularity contests that tend to characterize its elections, our student legislature actually accomplishes more than we may realize.


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Countering cliquishness

On Tuesday night, Sigma Phi Epsilon sponsored a campus-wide discussion and forum on diversity and cliques at Tufts. In front of a packed Cabot Auditorium, readers presented anonymously-submitted stories about incidents of bias and segregation at Tufts.


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Editorial

Why wait to celebrate?

Fortunately, each of the 14 pens used to sign yesterday's Massachusetts health care bill will be more consequential than the one that Governor Mitt Romney used to block eight items from the original version. The Massachusetts legislature will almost undoubtedly hurdle the roadblock that Romney has placed on the path to universal health care.


The Setonian
Editorial

Romney's health care plan makes economic sense

Health care is a perennial problem that needs an innovative solution. While one may disagree with Mitt Romney's attempt to increase insurance coverage, the latest push for reform is a step in the right direction.