Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Empty Chair for president

By Lawrence De Geest

September 26, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

Ladies and gentlemen of the Democratic and Republican parties, thank you for being here tonight at this unprecedented gathering. Mr. Eastwood, thank you for the introduction. Give us a smile. My fellow Americans: we ar...

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...

An easy choice

By Tim Drugan-Eppich

September 18, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With most students voting for the first time in a presidential election, it is essential that they be informed or at least have some idea of how important this election is before walking, or stumbling, into a voting booth. With the economy not yet out of the woods, people st...

Tornados, Hurricanes and Global Warming, Oh My

By Claire Anderson

September 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m from New York City, home to over 8.2 million people, the Super Bowl-winning New York Giants and the best pizza ever. On Saturday, Sept. 8, during a 50-foot wide tornado with wind speeds of around 70 miles per hour, tourists visited neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. After making their way acros...

Is Romney/Ryan the Golden Ticket?

By Josh Steinberg

September 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

There are a lot of half-witted assumptions being tossed around as this election draws closer. There appears to be a lot of people who are ‘die-hard Democrats’ with no clue as to why, other than that’s what their mother told them t...

Paul Ryan’s roadmap to losing youth support

By Billy Rainsford

September 7, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

On Aug. 12, Rep. Paul Ryan was announced as Mitt Romney’s running mate for the 2012 United States presidential election. Known as a staunch fiscal conservative, he has become well-known for his budget plan, the “Roadmap for America,” which he released last year. Ryan...

Ryan rages and misgauges

By Emily Felder

September 4, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

According to that stalwart of the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "rage" is defined as "violent, uncontrollable anger." I became enraged on Aug. 11 for two reasons. The first reason is obvious: f...

Eco“mom”ics

By Jon Carvalho

April 19, 2012

Filed under Opinion

With all the problems currently raging across the globe – from a North Korean missile launch to the trial of a mass killer in Norway – here in the States the media is of course focused attention on the most important news...

Sigh of relief

By Beau Monast

April 13, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

As the presidential campaign season plods along and presumptive nominee Mitt Romney looks more and more like a sure thing, the big news this week isn’t who’s in, but rather, who’s out. On Tuesday, Rick Santorum declared that he wa...

A letter to Mitt Romney

By Jon Carvalho

March 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This is a letter to all the readers about Mitt Romney. Usually I use this space in the paper for a column about whatever’s been in the news recently, something that’s annoying, inspiring or otherwise interesting information. Bu...

Santorum stands strong in Ohio – now what?

By Nikhil Rao

March 7, 2012

Filed under Columns

This time last week, I told myself that Rick Santorum would surely be unable to weather the acid test of Super Tuesday. I told anyone willing to listen to my armchair political ratiocination that Romney’s Super PAC, Restore...