Massachusetts Daily Collegian

No Labels: The future of nonpartisan politics

By Stefan Herlitz

February 11, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite a constant increase in partisanship in politics, both parties’ national membership is shrinking. Data shows that year by year, more and more voters either renounce their political affiliation or, for new voters, simply ...

Dominating parties squeeze out the little guys

By Stefan Herlitz

November 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After months of hard campaigning, the overwhelming hype of Election Night, and the plethora of analysis in its aftermath, the government, at first glance, is exactly the same after the election as it was before the day before. President Barack Obama will remain president, the Republ...

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...

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray visits UMass Democrats

By William Perkins

September 25, 2011

Filed under News

Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, who is in the state’s No. 2 governing post, doesn’t definitively know yet if he will seek the state’s top gubernatorial spot some day. But, as he said yesterday to a small group of Democrats at the University...

America thrives on its two party system

By Daniel Stratford

February 14, 2011

Filed under Columns

Political parties are some of the most reviled entities to take place in the political arena of American society. Time and time again, we are inundated with commandments to “vote people, not parties.” Continuing down this dole...