Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Obama stumps for Patrick in Boston rally Saturday

By Sam Butterfield

October 17, 2010

President Barack Obama paid a visit to Massachusetts Saturday, speaking at a rally supporting incumbent Governor Deval Patrick, who is locked in an extremely tight reelection race against Republican opponent Charles Baker. The...

Trains, pains and automobiles

By Matthew M. Robare

September 12, 2010

There was a lot of news about trains over the summer. President Obama announced plans to encourage the development of high-speed rail service in this country, with $8 billion allocated to its development by the American Recovery...

Crazy times are here to stay

By Roy Ribitzky

September 7, 2010

This talk of President Obama being Muslim or Christian is driving me nuts.  I was again disappointed by the massive fail of 20 percent of Americans who think that Obama is Muslim. These must be the same people who believe the lunar landing w...

Dalai Lama and UMass students agree Tibet should be free from China

By Sara Crossman

February 23, 2010

Although President Barack Obama hosted the Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House last Thursday, this meeting does not represent United States support for Tibetan independence. The U.S. officially supports the People’s...

The “Big” Freeze

By Sara Crossman

January 26, 2010

Tonight, at 9 p.m., President Obama will be proposing a spending freeze on many domestic programs and departments in his first State of the Union address. Obama will also discuss his budget proposal for the fiscal year 2011, which...

Nine years in and still no goals

By Matt Kushi

January 24, 2010

Almost nine years since the terror attacks of Sept. 11 and we still don’t know if the “War on Terror” is winnable. It is the most basic question we can ask when we consider military action, and we have no answer. This “War on...

Democrats need to regain the initiative

By Nick Milano

January 24, 2010

On Wednesday night, President Obama will face the nation in delivering his second State of the Union address. With his domestic political agenda in a state of disarray, he must pivot off of the results of Massachusetts’ special...