Massachusetts Daily Collegian 2012 election live blog

By Collegian News Staff

November 6, 2012

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The importance of voting

By Eleanor Harte

November 5, 2012

Tomorrow is Election Day. After all the campaigning (which seems to have lasted years), the incessant television commercials, and the people at the Dining Commons asking you for the fifteenth time if you’ve registered to vote,...

We must trust the next president

By Zac Bears

October 31, 2012

The election of the president of the United States influences every government on Earth, and this year we face a choice between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Anecdotally, I have heard students...

Obama or Romney: What’s the difference?

By Nathan Fatal

October 24, 2012

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...

Former Obama administration official visits UMass

By Patrick Sadlon

October 22, 2012

Van Jones, the former green jobs adviser for the Obama administration spoke Wednesday night on moving America towards a green economy. “Teamwork is dreamwork” Jones said to open the talk in the Mahar Auditorium at the Universit...

The demoralizing state of democracy

By Hannah Sparks

October 9, 2012

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 ...

Empty Chair for president

By Lawrence De Geest

September 26, 2012

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...

Romney or Obama

By Tom Lynch

September 23, 2012

No question mark.  The powers that be, whether “the people,” the “military-industrial complex," the amorphous “corporations," the Illuminati, or whatever other ambiguously contiguous/nonfictional entity you prefer...

Why ‘Obamacare’ isn’t for us

By Christopher McKnight

September 16, 2012

Health care reform has been a very prevalent topic in our media, especially now that November is right around the corner, and the presidential election within reach. President Barack Obama passed a bill calling for universal ...

Behind Iranian rhetoric

By Wendy Simon-Pearson

April 3, 2012

Also see: Egypt |Iran |Tunisia | Yemen | Jordan|Syria Iran is neither Arab, nor did it have a 2011 “Spring.” Yet Iran is constantly in the news as an emerging leader in the Middle East and a constant pain in President Barack Obama’s side. From its ...

Stop Kony in 2012

By Billy Rainsford

March 7, 2012

The way an issue is presented to you can drastically affect your opinion on it. Last fall, browsing through CNN’s headlines, I read that President Obama had deployed one hundred American troops to Uganda in order to train ...

News from across the nation

By Staff

March 3, 2011

Wisconsin Democrats threatened with police action, layoffs "MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's governor threatened Thursday to issue thousands of layoff notices within 24 hours if Senate Democrats who fled to Illinois fail to retu...