Focus on transparency and reform has disappeared from the Elections Commission’s actions, endangering the spring election, writes Opinion Editor Zac Bears.
Community policing, not a 76 hour guest ban for a seven hour event, is the key to mitigating danger from this year’s “Blarney Blowout,” writes Opinion Editor Zac Bears.
The University of Massachusetts doesn’t have to refuse admission of Iranian nationals to energy-related majors, and administrators should oppose the law they used to justify the policy, writes Opinion Editor Zac Bears.
The glowing performance of UMass students on Sunday night has nothing to do with policies instituted by the Office of Student Affairs over the past two weeks, writes Opinion Editor Zac Bears.
After reading the University administration’s Super Bowl Sunday guest policy posted in a dormitory, one student declared “Welcome to UMass Alcatraz” on Twitter.
Support for new small businesses will encourage innovation and fight inequality, and help Democrats win in 2016, writes Zac Bears.
To honor the sacrifice of 12 people at the offices of “Charlie Hebdo” on Wednesday, Zac Bears says that we must continue to attack political extremism with laughter and humor.
Obama is playing the same political game, and that’s why he’s “unfazed,” writes Opinion Editor Zac Bears.
While the GOP won a slim majority in the U.S. Senate, there’s little change in Massachusetts and a Republican Congress guarantees Democrats the White House in 2016, says Opinion Editor Zac Bears.
Zac Bears won election to the UMass SGA Senate with only 12 votes. He says that before we fight for student power, we need new SGA elections law.
Zac Bears argues that the imbalance of wealth in the United States concentrates political power in the hands of the rich, and that it will only get worse the longer we allow it to continue.
Zac Bears lauds the positive socialism demonstrated by the Market Basket standoff and exemplified by CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.
The media and many white Americans help to protect institutions of racial oppression that cause unimaginable pain and kill unarmed teenagers in the street, argues columnist Zac Bears.
In June 2013, the Supreme Court overturned Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act. Congress has yet to rewrite it, which columnist Zac Bears argues is damaging to democracy and policymaking.
According to the dictionary, feminism is the belief in human equality, regardless of gender. Columnist Zac Bears argues that stating “I am not a feminist” really indicates a belief in the superiority of men over women, and that America won’t see gender equity until we change that cultural norm.
Zac Bears argues that the defense budget proposed by Chuck Hagel and the Obama administration on Monday is fiscally responsible and sets the U.S. on a path towards diplomacy and global solidarity in the 21st Century.
To many, Apple is the quintessential American corporation, a modern GM or GE. But Apple only employs 43,000 U.S. workers and exploits lax labor regulations to maximize offshore profits. Zac Bears argues that Apple-style business practices will not solve structural issues with the U.S. economy.
Stocks in the U.S. rose 30 percent in 2013, and many pundits think that indicates strong long-run growth. Zac Bears finds that stock returns indicate just one thing: short-term profit.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a veto on all federal policy and, before November, could stop nominations too. He says that’s how the founders designed Congress. In reality, the founding fathers feared the filibuster’s implications for minority rule, and, according to Zac Bears, our politicians have no idea.