Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Voting results from Super Tuesday

By Collegian News Staff

March 7, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

    Georgia | Idaho | Massachusetts | North Dakota | Oklahoma | Tennessee | Vermont | Virginia   Newt Gingrich wins Georgia Former Georgia Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich earned the favor of his...

Western Mass. Primary turnout low; poll finds Obama leads in Bay State

By Nancy Pierce

March 7, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Local News, News

The Republican presidential primaries may draw people to the polls in many cities throughout the country, but in Amherst, voting turnout on Super Tuesday was slim. By 2 p.m. yesterday, only about 100 voters in precincts...

Elephant-sized vote set for Super Tuesday

By Brian Canova

March 6, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

Voters in 10 states, including Massachusetts, will today cast nomination ballots crucial to the campaigns of the four remaining Republican contenders vying for the party nod in November’s presidential bid. In an electi...

And then there were three

By Nikhil Rao

March 1, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A lot of people have been giving Mitt Romney a bit of stick ever since the line “I don’t care about the poor” became a phenomenon. He has been lambasted by Democrats and Republicans alike, those who claim to be able to connect with America’s common man while he does not. Now I do not know if...

Slow and steady wins the race

By Emily Felder

February 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have stopped seeing the presidential caucuses as this idealistic demonstration of American consciousness and democratic engagement in the voting system. Alternatively, I picture a dark and smoky room with a faceless group ...

On today’s political information landscape

By Tyler Reilly

February 8, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As any educated U.S. citizen today will tell you, it’s essential to be an informed voter. We are blasted by information at such a nonstop rate that the ability to discern and choose what to believe is more important than ever. ...

Romney sails to sweeping victory in Nevada

By Collegian News Staff

February 6, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney scored a landslide victory in the Nevada Republican caucuses Saturday, building off of his Florida primary win last Tuesday and cementing his place as the frontrunner in the race for the Republican...

A Republican Frankenstein’s monster

By Nikhil Rao

February 2, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

As a politics wonk, I have been following the race for the Republican presidential nomination since May 2010. I’ve witnessed it all: from the rise of Michele Bachmann to the ignominious fall of Herman Cain. I’ve agreed with the pundits about each candi...

Romney holds commanding lead in Florida polls on eve of crucial primary

By Collegian News Staff

January 31, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

As Florida Republican voters prepare to head to the polls for today’s crucial primaries, it appears all but certain that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win the Sunshine State’s nod. A Quinnipiac University poll...

Gingrich surges in South Carolina

By Brian Canova

January 22, 2012

Filed under News

The story of the 2012 Republican primary season became a much different one than many expected Saturday night, as Newt Gingrich scored a decisive, and unpredicted, victory in the South Carolina primary. On the heels of two...

Mormonism should not affect candidacy

By Isaac Himmelman

October 25, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Still far from having secured the 2012 Republican nomination, Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith is already in the national spotlight. Dallas pastor (and Rick Perry supporter) Robert Jeffress created quite the stir when he describ...

Premature Speculation 2012

By Nikhil Rao

September 29, 2011

Filed under Columns

Kabuki is a form of traditional Japanese drama, with highly stylized song, mime and dance, now performed by only male actors. It uses exaggerated gestures and body movements to express emotions, and depicts historical plays...