Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Why progressives should not vote for Obama

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 6, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Remember when President Barack Obama used to be cool? Four years ago, with free-market conservatism discredited by the biggest recession since the 1930s, many progressives expected Obama to be the next Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to reverse the gradual right-wing drift in American politics ...

The undecided are unmasked

By Terranova Tasker

November 6, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is hard to believe that at this stage in the presidential election, that any voter is still undecided. But apparently, 15 percent of the electorate is still unsure of who to vote for. Who are these indecisive citizens...

How to watch an election abroad

By kevin mann

October 29, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Study Abroad

I wrote this piece to share the opinion of an American abroad during an election, and to prepare anyone who might find themselves abroad during an election at some point. Also, be forewarned, I’m an ardent lefty. The thi...

Disrespect in debate is distasteful

By Merav Kaufman

October 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With Nov. 6 quickly approaching, the heated political climate at the University of Massachusetts is palpable. In light of the upcoming  presidential election, this semester has been defined by aggressive student voter regi...

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...

In the Wrong Decade: Mitt’s Plan for America

By Brian Doherty

October 22, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you watched the second presidential debate last Tuesday night, you probably noticed how uncomfortable the whole event was. President Barack Obama took a few pointers from his no-malarkey uncle Joe Biden while former Gov. Mitt Romney decided he would take the nation on a field trip ba...

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...

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 debate on student debt

By Billy Rainsford

October 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney squared off in their first debate on Oct. 3, and one of the hot-button issues they argued over was that of education in the United States. During their op...

Mitt Romney and the rising seas

By Jillian Correira

September 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you follow politics at all, you’ve probably noticed the in-depth discussion about the urgency of climate change and its impacts on earth and those who inhabit it – at least from President Barack Obama and the Democrats. Climate chan...

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,...

Romney writes off 47 percent

By Dan Nott

September 27, 2012

Filed under Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

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