Political speechwriter Lindsay Hayes shares experience at Smith College

Hayes was the director of speechwriting for the Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.

Jesus: the conservative Republican

Dan Riley discusses Republican policy taking into consideration the words and actions of Jesus of Nazareth.

Why Democrats should embrace states’ rights

States should focus on restoring their power to counteract the influence of the new federal government.

Kasich nomination possibly, but not likely

Bridget Higgins describes Kasich’s possible, but unlikely path to the GOP nomination.

The effects of a Trump presidency

A Trump presidency could be disastrous for the U.S.’s future.

The demise of the two-party system

The upcoming presidential election will defeat the status quo.

UMass Poll shows Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton lead respective parties

The political science department collected 1,224 responses regarding their likely choices in the upcoming primaries.

Trump and Sanders are more similar than most think

The frontrunner for the Republican nomination and the insurgent Democrat have surprisingly similar audiences.

Feminism and Donald Trump

Karly Dunn argues that Donald Trump is pushing women further away from the Republican Party.

Donald Trump and the problem with polls

Despite leading most polls this summer, Donald Trump is not going to last in the presidential election – but he might have a last impact, says Isaac Simon.

Gov. Charlie Baker’s inauguration met with mixed feelings

UMass students had uncertain feelings regarding Charlie Baker’s inaugural speech on the budget deficit, education, opiate addictions and the future of Massachusetts.

Ed Markey for US Senate

Zac Bears reminds UMass students that there is an election this month and implores them to go to the polls for Rep. Ed Markey.

What’s next for the Republican Party?

Zac Bears uses polling numbers to show that the GOP is in dire straits.

No Labels: The future of nonpartisan politics

Stefan Herlitz explains how the No Labels group could remedy the problems of the United States’ binary democracy.

Being a conservative in today’s age

Rocco Giordano gives a conservative reaction to last night’s election results

Religion, abortion and vice presidential politics

Jillian Correira explains why to be wary of a candidate that focuses more on social issues than economic issues in a time dubbed ‘The Great Recession.’

Big Bird’s big issue

In the first presidential debate, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that he would stop subsidizing unnecessary companies that don’t need it, such as PBS.

A Night of Differences: Brown vs. Warren

Collegian blogger Tanvir Faisal shares highlights of Wednesday night’s debate between Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren.

Senator Brown: No more “Mr. Nice Guy”

Collegian contributor Patrick Kenney talks about Scott Brown’s latest campaign tactics.

Bloomberg’s Blooper

If your definition of happiness is 16 ounces of soda, you’re in luck. But if you want one 17-ounce soda, you better find your happiness from somewhere else.