Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The fiscal fallacy

By Jillian Correira

November 29, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the end of 2012 fast approaching (or the end of the world, if you’re into that sort of thing), politicians have been engaged in fierce discussion regarding what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has deemed the “fiscal cliff.” “Fiscal cliff” is a shorthand phras...

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...

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...

The case for real world economics

By David Kaufman

October 10, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last year the University of Massachusetts Republican Club hosted the CEO of Forbes Inc. and the president and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, Steve Forbes, who gave a speech on the morality of capitalism as well as its countless...

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...

2012 and Beyond: Energizing Obama’s America

By Brian Doherty

September 28, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The election season has stirred up a lot of dispute on several key issues that our country will face in upcoming years. Under President Barack Obama’s administration, a plan is being developed that seems to get less attention...

The narrowing effect of American politics

By Mark Bruso

November 28, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

First off, I am a self-identifying libertarian, so you can take what I’ll say with a grain of salt. I’m no political science major, either, but I do have a passion for politics, albeit on the fringes of the spectrum. The...

Race to the bottom

By Nikhil Rao

October 12, 2011

Filed under Columns

One of the political happenings that has been at the forefront recently is Barack Obama’s new jobs plan. He wants to inject stimulus to the tune of $447 billion and the Republicans don’t like it. Naturally, most people would want to know where that much money is going to come from. ...

Is intellectual ability our downfall?

By Alexa Jones

September 26, 2011

Filed under Columns

It is a tried and true subject: education. But what about it is so darn enigmatic? Well, information is so readily available in our country, yet we ourselves, as a nation, are still helplessly holding onto blueprints on how ...

Proposed bill promises to create more jobs for the youth

By Herb Scribner

September 19, 2011

Filed under News, Politics

Graduating college students might have jobs to look forward to if President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act passes through Congress, according to the Democratic National Committee. Yesterday, the DNC held a conferen...

Alan Gross imprisonment reveals Obama’s foreign policy ineptitude

By Dmitriy Shapiro

April 5, 2011

Filed under Columns

Distracted as we are by the unprecedented domino-like toppling of a multitude of the Middle East’s oppressive regimes and dictatorships – and President Barack Obama’s waffling on issues arising from our George W. Bush era...

Libya’s explosive bailout

By Max Calloway

March 20, 2011

Filed under Columns

So we’re at it again, eh? Only this time it’s the French that are looking for glory. Western leaders met in Paris the other day to decide what to do about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his whole “no mercy” policy towards...