Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

It’s not easy being red

By Nick O'Malley

January 30, 2011

Filed under Columns

Nestled gently on the bosom of the Pioneer Valley, the University of Massachusetts has never really had much of an identity crisis when it comes to its political slant. UMass, and much of the surrounding area, could be accura...

The S.U.P.R. manifesto.

By Eli Gottlieb

January 23, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The problem at the University of Massachusetts is that our political spectrum has broken into two parties and a ragtag team of far-left radical groups. We actually have a whole lot of political action groups pushing hard on i...

The Deficit Game

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 18, 2010

Filed under Columns

Over the last few months, politicians in Washington D.C. have made a remarkable discovery: The United States has a large – and growing – budget deficit. While I congratulate them on their observational skills, I can’t help but wonder...

Amherst attorney and UM alumnus runs for seat in state House of Representatives

By Matthew M. Robare

September 23, 2010

Filed under Archives

Dan Sandell, an Amherst attorney and member of the University of Massachusetts’ class of 2000, is a Republican vying for the Third Hampshire District seat in the state House of Representatives. Ellen Story, a Democrat who has held the seat since 1992, is seeking re-election and...

Government cannot function at its best without civilized discussion

By Emily Jacobs

March 30, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was the shout heard ‘round the world. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) interrupted Pres. Obama during an address to a joint session of Congress in September, shouting, “You lie!”  Whether Obama was lying or not is a moot...

Republicans need to be active

By Scott Harris

February 22, 2010

Filed under Columns

Lately, people have been laying into the “Party of No” narrative that Democrats have been trying to paint Republicans with because of their unprecedented use of the filibuster and other delaying tactics to prevent Obama administration...

Democrats need to regain the initiative

By Nick Milano

January 24, 2010

Filed under Columns

On Wednesday night, President Obama will face the nation in delivering his second State of the Union address. With his domestic political agenda in a state of disarray, he must pivot off of the results of Massachusetts’ special...

Hot drinks in cold weather

By Eli Gottlieb

January 19, 2010

Filed under Columns

Let us discuss the Tea Party movement, a movement originally founded by civil libertarians and fiscal paleoconservatives. Since it began in 2007, its grassroots efforts have been watered by aristocratic Republican backers, and...