Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation: The ‘think of the children’ appeal

Political rhetoric focusing on future generations can blind us to the reality of how to actually do so.

When words Trump policy

Isaac Simon argues that the rhetoric used in the 2016 debates is more effective in gaining popularity than the policies themselves.

Why the Republicans really hate Obamacare

Jillian Correira explains the true motivation behind the Republican Party’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

I like Obamacare, and you should too

Reily Connaughton likes Obamacare and states his reasons that you should do the same.

Nobody likes Obamacare

Stefan Herlitz urges politicians on both sides of the aisle to put aside their rigid beliefs in order to fix the U.S. healthcare debacle.

Breaking down the Affordable Care Act

Obamacare is meant to bring affordable health insurance to those without it, including students.

Government Shutdown trudges into its second week

UMass student’s opinions reflect the nation: the shutdown is “immature.”

Here we are again

With dual battles over the budget and debt ceiling looming, columnist Zac Bears bemoans Congress and hyper-partisanship.

Why ‘Obamacare’ isn’t for us

Christopher McKnight of the UMass Republican Club argues that Obamacare is bad policy for the American people.

New healthcare law has got you covered

Under new law, students can stay on parents’ insurance, reap new benefits of extended coverage.

Reproductive rights on campus

Columnist Billy Rainsford discusses the debate over contraception in the United States and relates it to the debate over cuts to University Health Services.

Governor Patrick opens up to “fair questions”

Collegian columnist Shane Cronin believes that all media outlets need to start asking “tough questions” to politicians, and politicians in turn need to stop being afraid of facing media outlets that may not be well-known for sharing the same political views.