Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The government shutdown: A retrospective

By Julian del Prado

October 30, 2013

Now that the government has reopened, we can all rest easier knowing that the Affordable Care Act will only be scrutinized once it has been put into effect. Looking back on the actions taken by the Senate and by the House of Representatives,...

Government shutdown defeats GOP

By Kristin LaFratta

October 30, 2013

Though the government shutdown has ended and federal workers have returned to their jobs, recent reports show that Republicans are still suffering in its aftermath. David Kaufman, president of the University of Massachusetts Republicans...

Government Shutdown trudges into its second week

By Brian Bevilacqua

October 15, 2013

The United States government is approaching the second week of shutdown and so far, signs of progress are start-and-stop towards a deal to reopen federal services. The government shut down on Oct. 1 after the House of Representatives and Senate failed to agree on a budget proposal to send to President Barack Obama....

Game over for GOP

By Zac Bears

October 9, 2013

Entering the ninth day of the federal government shutdown, the political positions of both parties are weakening, but the Republican Party’s position is eroding faster. As Tea Party members in the House hold GOP leadership hostage over the Affordable Care Act, federal services con...

Letter to the editor

October 7, 2013

Dear Daily Collegian, We now enter a government shut down for the first time since 1995. It’s important that people understand why. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives refused to continue to fund the federal...

Americans along for the ride

By Julian del Prado

October 2, 2013

Following a stunning three weeks of good news, the government shutdown has reared its ugly head. Ted Cruz, junior senator for Texas, spoke on the issue for 21 hours in the name of de-funding Obamacare, and we grow perilously close...

What to know about the possible partial government shutdown

By Patrick Hoff

September 30, 2013

As Congress continues to argue over the budget, the possibility of a partial government shutdown looms over the nation. The 2013 fiscal year ends at midnight on Monday, and if a budget cannot be agreed upon and signed by President Obama by then, some programs will end o...

A good old irresponsible party

By Lauren Vincent

April 11, 2011

The right wing needs to take a look at a dictionary before throwing around buzzwords. Last week’s debate over the government was a clear indication that the GOP has no idea what “fiscal responsibility” actually means, ...