Massachusetts Daily Collegian

On the line in Air Force One

By Michelle Williams

April 24, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

In slightly over two weeks, the University of Massachusetts Class of 2012 will graduate and enter a sobering job market. Taking unemployment into consideration, job prospects for applicants with bachelor’s degrees fell last...

Election showtime

By Max Calloway

March 6, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

Forget the 2000 election serving as the best illustration of the pageantry presidential elections have become; it was the 2004 presidential debates that hit home the fact that presidential elections have become nothing short of a rea...

Sticking to the Constitution on foreign policy

By Eric Magazu

January 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

In the current Republican presidential primary season, there’s one candidate that goes off the normal track and often faces ridicule and insult for it: Ron Paul. Not only is he somewhat marginalized by the mainstream pres...

Killing Gaddafi

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

November 27, 2011

Filed under Columns

Lately, everyone seems to be looking for ways to save money; both individuals and governments are tightening their belts. Some have questioned whether President Obama should have been spending hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars...

It’s time for middle class America to throw in the towel

By Christopher Dunay

September 25, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Last Monday, President Obama called for the wealthiest of Americans to begin paying higher taxes in an effort to reduce our growing federal deficits. House GOP representatives have responded by labeling the President’s intentions...

Osama bin Laden dead

By McClatchy Newspapers

May 1, 2011

Filed under Politics

By McClatchy Tribune News Services Also see: UMass students respond | Video | Slideshow The tall, lean, rich man’s son could have spent his life lounging about Saudi Arabia in luxury. Instead, Osama bin Laden chose to kill. As a young man, he shot at Soviet invaders in Afghanistan. In middle age, ...

From my cold, dead, liberal hands

By Yaroslav Mikhaylov

April 24, 2011

Filed under Columns

It is time for the American liberal movement to embrace guns. Gun ownership is a heavily politicized issue in the United States, often being defined along party lines: if one supports rights to gun ownership, he or she is also likely to vote Republican; people who support gun regulations or even an ou...

Why I’m not excited about President Obama’s run for 2012 reelection

By Tim Cheplick

April 19, 2011

Filed under Columns

Several weeks ago, President Barack Obama officially announced he will run for reelection in 2012. Though I was a staunch Obama supporter in 2008, when I heard the news this time I was not particularly excited. President Obama has lost much of his appeal to the young voters who played su...

The importance of unions

By Jaron Lewin Berlin

April 5, 2011

Filed under Columns

American workers’ rights are being restricted in several states and this trend is in danger of spreading across the country. In Wisconsin, a law banning collective bargaining for all public employee unions except firefighters and police ha...

The same-sex marriage debate is stupid

By Nick O'Malley

February 23, 2011

Filed under Columns

On Wednesday, the Obama administration established a new precedent by no longer backing the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 federal law that barred same-sex marriage from being recognized. The law acted as a defense aga...

New site developed to help find jobs

By Sam Butterfield

February 7, 2011

Filed under Politics

Call it a socialized LinkedIn, call it a government-run Monster.com, call it the feds cutting into the classified section’s business. The Department of Labor announced last Thursday that it had created a new website desi...

Obama develops ‘Startup America’ program

By Sam Butterfield

February 1, 2011

Filed under Politics

"Winning the future” seemed to be the refrain most frequently sounded by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address last week. To accomplish this, the president told America and the rest of the world, that...