Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The government shutdown: A retrospective

By Julian del Prado

October 29, 2013

Now that the government has reopened, we can all rest easier knowing that the Affordable Care Act will only be scrutinized once it has been put into effect. Looking back on the actions taken by the Senate and by the House of Representatives,...

Four more years

By Zac Bears

January 22, 2013

Barack Obama’s second term as the 44th President of the United States began on Sunday, and we’re now in the second term of arguably the most liberal president in 40 years. With comprehensive health reform, student loan refo...

Republicans must move towards moderation

By Zac Bears

November 14, 2012

American politics rely on bipartisanship. They rely on compromise and moderation. Foremost, they rely on fact. Since the founding of the Republic, two parties have chosen to come together on almost every big issue, and violence...

Dominating parties squeeze out the little guys

By Stefan Herlitz

November 13, 2012

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...

Puerto Ricans interested in U.S. statehood for first time in history

By Eamon McCarthy Earls

November 13, 2012

On Election Day, as Massachusetts voters deliberated on questions about wide ranging issues such as marijuana, euthanasia, and gay marriage, Puerto Ricans considered a different question. Should Puerto Rico become the 51s...

Empty Chair for president

By Lawrence De Geest

September 25, 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...

Tornados, Hurricanes and Global Warming, Oh My

By Claire Anderson

September 16, 2012

I’m from New York City, home to over 8.2 million people, the Super Bowl-winning New York Giants and the best pizza ever. On Saturday, Sept. 8, during a 50-foot wide tornado with wind speeds of around 70 miles per hour, tourists visited neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. After making their way acros...

Elephant-sized vote set for Super Tuesday

By Brian Canova

March 6, 2012

Voters in 10 states, including Massachusetts, will today cast nomination ballots crucial to the campaigns of the four remaining Republican contenders vying for the party nod in November’s presidential bid. In an electi...

Gingrich surges in South Carolina

By Brian Canova

January 22, 2012

The story of the 2012 Republican primary season became a much different one than many expected Saturday night, as Newt Gingrich scored a decisive, and unpredicted, victory in the South Carolina primary. On the heels of two...

It’s time for middle class America to throw in the towel

By Christopher Dunay

September 25, 2011

Last Monday, President Obama called for the wealthiest of Americans to begin paying higher taxes in an effort to reduce our growing federal deficits. House GOP representatives have responded by labeling the President’s intentions...

Nonsensical republican soundbites

By Staff

September 22, 2011

As the Republican candidates compete for the favor of the tea party, they say increasingly ridiculous things. I do not mean those occasional extreme-sounding remarks that gain media attention for a week and then fade from memory....