Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Disingenuous politics

By Nikhil Rao

October 25, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

For the greater portion of the past 10 months, former Gov. Mitt Romney has been a mess. His continual blatant pandering and gaffes did him no favors. His own campaign aide once compared the campaign to an ‘Etch-A-Sketch;' (ht...

Calling all voters

By Ali Strand

October 19, 2012

Filed under Blogs

“Have you registered to vote? In Amherst?” These seem to be the only two questions that have fallen on every pair of ears on campus. Not just once or twice, but repeatedly I have been asked by tens of different faces whether...

Actor Zach Braff visits UMass

By Mary Reines

October 15, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

Zach Braff, the star of the television series “Scrubs,” came to the University of Massachusetts on Saturday to campaign for President Barack Obama and Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. Hundreds of students line...

Take it to the Streets, Not the Polls!

By Kevin Lamory

September 27, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“I believe that democracy has so far disappeared in the United States that no ‘two evils’ exist. There is but one evil party with two names, and it will be elected despite all I can do or say.” Almost 56 years ago,...

Not redistributing the wealth, redistributing the growth

By Zac Bears

September 19, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Common political parlance refers to many government programs as being redistributive. Think of the United States economy as a single, large pie of income, GDP. Redistributive government takes a slice of that pie from one person and gives...

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 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...