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Branding an elephant

Branding an elephant

January 29, 2014

UMass students protest Keystone pipeline in capital

By Patrick Hoff

February 28, 2013

Over 40,000 protesters flooded the United States capital on Feb.17 in an effort to alert President Barack Obama to the potential repercussions that approving the Keystone XL pipeline could have on the future of the country and climat...

Are you not entertained?

By Tom Lynch

December 12, 2012

This could be old news, but I just found out that the brainchild of “Gangnam Style,” Park Jae-sang (who goes by the stage name of PSY), rapped out some lyrics about killing American soldiers and their families slowly, painfully,...

The not-quite victory on social issues

By Nathan Fatal

November 20, 2012

On Election Day, Americans saw significant progress on social issues in some states when voters in Maine and Maryland supported a measure to legalize gay marriage, Washington and Colorado both legalized recreational marij...

Political Science department hosts an election results viewing party

By Eleanor Harte

November 8, 2012

On Tuesday night, the Political Science department sponsored an Election Results Viewing Party in the Cape Cod lounge. While students and professors waited for the results to come in from the polls (some waiting more anxiously than ot...

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...

White House Representatives host conference call discussing plan for student loans

By Steffi Porter

October 27, 2011

Three White House representatives hosted a media conference call yesterday to discuss President Barack Obama’s administration’s plans to help students  manage loan debt and to make postsecondary education more affordable. Secre...

A fatal attraction to inefficiency

By Staff

September 14, 2011

Last Thursday, President Barack Obama delivered an address to a joint session of Congress in order to provide an approach by which the Federal government can help alleviate the unemployment rate that has stagnated just below...

2012 budget moves to cut federal spending

By Sam Butterfield

February 14, 2011

President Barack Obama released his 2012 budget proposal Monday, taking aim at trimming America’s multi-trillion-dollar deficit by freezing discretionary spending for the next five years. Continuing to trumpet his message of “winning the future,” the President emphasized the necessity of inve...

Peace through a lack of weapons

By Eli Gottlieb

November 30, 2010

Would someone like to write me an e-mail explaining why President Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize? What peace has he made? He has restored America’s reputation in the world, sure, but what good has that done anyone so far? He hasn’t ended th...

The real lessons for progressives

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 4, 2010

I have been saying for quite some time that the Democrats were going to suffer a beating in the mid-terms because of their failure to take bold, radical steps to reduce unemployment and fix the economy. Now that the inevitable...