Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Dominating parties squeeze out the little guys

By Stefan Herlitz

November 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After months of hard campaigning, the overwhelming hype of Election Night, and the plethora of analysis in its aftermath, the government, at first glance, is exactly the same after the election as it was before the day before. President Barack Obama will remain president, the Republ...

Politics matters – for everyone

By Nathan Fatal

November 8, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

On Tuesday, millions of Americans headed to the polls to cast their vote for president – but many did not know why. Evaluations of the voting system and the likelihood of one’s preferred candidate winning the election as...

Electoral Idol: Debating the electoral carnival

By Jan Dichter

October 16, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With each reappearance, regardless of particulars, the temporality of the electoral spectacle cycle deposits another greasy layer onto the aura of gruesome despair that inevitably surrounds it. Each time, there arises a great ...

A racy Senate campaign

By Kristin LaFratta

October 3, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Cherokee Liz. Two words alone that a year ago may have meant nothing, now spark rather opposing reactions: laughter, or heated defense. Digging up the old, receded, most likely irrelevant dirt on one’s political opponent is the norm. Since May of t...

Prioritizing the Issues That Matter

By David Kaufman

September 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I would like to formally introduce myself to my readers and where my opinions come from as the president of the University of Massachusetts Republican Club and a Political Science major. Growing up in Rochester, N.Y., I was raised in a stable suburban community with few worries. I was raised in a...

Precarious Pragmatism

By Nikhil Rao

September 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In most countries, media outlets are incredibly biased in terms of ideology, beliefs and even the tone of news reporting. Leftist news hubs tend to disdainfully view private enterprise and calls for competition while their counterparts...

New healthcare law has got you covered

By Sam Hayes

September 6, 2012

Filed under News, Politics

The United States Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision over the summer to uphold the majority of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called Obamacare. The decision, despite earlier efforts to repeal an...

Morality in politics

By Mike Tudoreanu

April 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“You do not have a right to enforce your morality on other people.” This is a statement often heard in conversations about any political issue that can be phrased in moral terms. One side will say that something is immoral, and the other side will claim that...

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...

Super fun Tuesday

By Victoria Knobloch

March 6, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

We’re deep in this circus again, although maybe not for much longer after today. I’ll tune in tonight for the results, but not because I care who wins. Even though these elections decide the fate of my body, my countr...

Get G.O.D. out of the G.O.P.

By Hannah Sparks

January 27, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

A friend of mine recently “came out” as an atheist to her mother, who dismissed her daughter’s beliefs (or lack thereof) as “just a phase,” like sporting pink hair or black nail polish. Another friend of mine struggles...

Occupy Wall Street, not the ballot box

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 18, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ever since the Occupy movement started, there have been people saying we should take our concerns to the ballot box. There have been people saying that it is uncivilized and disruptive to start encampments in cities across the nation ...