Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Compassion over violence

By Jason Roche

April 19, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Though for 12 years the United States has been fighting a global “War on Terror,” the senseless bombings at the Boston Marathon make it clear that terror has yet to be defeated. The attack struck close to home; it was shocking, ...

Policy proposal for a universal preschool program

By Patrick Kenney

February 25, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Day-in and day-out, politicians and pundits tout their preferred policies to improve the current economic situation. The majority of the proposals put forth from all ends of the political spectrum are nothing short of the same ideas that have been hanging around for years. On occasion, an id...

Five faults of capitalism: The unequal distribution of wealth

By Makai McClintock

February 11, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The idea that income inequality is an economic byproduct of capitalism is far from a contemporary realization; it has been studied since the beginning of the 20th century in great detail. This inequality has, until recently, been widely accepted by economists as a “necessary evil...

Our journey is not complete

By Denise OBrien

February 6, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A major campaign issue of the 2012 presidential election was gay marriage, but, as “The New York Times” points out, President Barack Obama may be modifying his original opinion. In May of last year, Obama took a local st...

Four more years

By Zac Bears

January 22, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Barack Obama’s second term as the 44th President of the United States began on Sunday, and we’re now in the second term of arguably the most liberal president in 40 years. With comprehensive health reform, student loan refo...

Puerto Ricans interested in U.S. statehood for first time in history

By Eamon McCarthy Earls

November 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Election Day, as Massachusetts voters deliberated on questions about wide ranging issues such as marijuana, euthanasia, and gay marriage, Puerto Ricans considered a different question. Should Puerto Rico become the 51s...

Liberal Landslide

By Zac Bears

November 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

President Barack Obama’s resounding re-election yesterday shows recommitment to the Obama plan for the economy. This election in support of the policies of the last four years solidified Democratic control of the Senate and...

Why progressives should not vote for Obama

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 6, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Remember when President Barack Obama used to be cool? Four years ago, with free-market conservatism discredited by the biggest recession since the 1930s, many progressives expected Obama to be the next Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to reverse the gradual right-wing drift in American politics ...

The undecided are unmasked

By Terranova Tasker

November 6, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is hard to believe that at this stage in the presidential election, that any voter is still undecided. But apparently, 15 percent of the electorate is still unsure of who to vote for. Who are these indecisive citizens...

How to watch an election abroad

By kevin mann

October 29, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Study Abroad

I wrote this piece to share the opinion of an American abroad during an election, and to prepare anyone who might find themselves abroad during an election at some point. Also, be forewarned, I’m an ardent lefty. The thi...