Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Change in sight for the Chinese Communist Party?

By Brian Doherty

November 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This week, the Chinese Communist Party will undergo a once-in-a-decade transition as President Hu Jintao turns the country over to current Vice President Xi Jinping. In the president’s closing speech, he urged the me...

Results of local elections

By Collegian News Staff

November 7, 2012

Filed under Local News, News

While people were glued to their televisions and computers following the Presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, positions were filled in local elections. Incumbent United States Rep. James McGovern ran unopposed...

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...

Being a conservative in today’s age

By Rocco Giordano

November 7, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Election Day has come and gone. Take a moment to let that sink in. What has seemingly been the longest and most negative election season in America’s history is finally over. Yet when I walked the streets of Boston early Tuesday morning on ...

Obama or Romney: What’s the difference?

By Nathan Fatal

October 24, 2012

Filed under Archives

In an election season characterized by gaffes and statist ranting from both sides of the aisle, it came as no surprise to me that in the Oct. 3 presidential debate, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney claimed to have...

Before you hit the booth, know the truth

By Tim Drugan-Eppich

October 19, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I often engage in discussions with my peers about the upcoming election because I see it as holding extraordinary weight for our future.  What I find troubling is the fact that at least half of my colleagues say, “Oh, I don’t care; I’m not really into politics.” We are college s...

Electoral Idol: Debating the electoral carnival

By Jan Dichter

October 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With each reappearance, regardless of particulars, the temporality of the electoral spectacle cycle deposits another greasy layer onto the aura of gruesome despair that inevitably surrounds it. Each time, there arises a great ...

Big Bird’s big issue

By Christopher McKnight

October 15, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the first presidential debate, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said that he would stop subsidizing unnecessary companies that don’t need it, such as PBS. He went on to say that he liked Big Bird but that we need to end spending somewhere to turn our economy aroun...

The demoralizing state of democracy

By Hannah Sparks

October 9, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Growing up we are told that one of the greatest privileges of living in a democratic society is having the right to vote. Voting to Americans is a very big deal. But does our most sacred civic duty truly retain its inviolability when the state of politics is so corrupt? That our ...

Local Ballot Measures Matter

By Terranova Tasker

October 5, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you have been hiding under a large rock in a deep cave for the last 15 months, you are probably aware that there is a presidential election this November. If you have taken the time to pick up and read this issue of the Ma...

A racy Senate campaign

By Kristin LaFratta

October 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Cherokee Liz. Two words alone that a year ago may have meant nothing, now spark rather opposing reactions: laughter, or heated defense. Digging up the old, receded, most likely irrelevant dirt on one’s political opponent is the norm. Since May of t...

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...