Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Republicans must move towards moderation

By Zac Bears

November 14, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

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...

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

By Eamon McCarthy Earls

November 13, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 26, 2012

Filed under Archives, Columns, Opinion

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

Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Filed under News, Politics

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

Filed under News

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

Filed under Opinion

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 DailyCollegian.com Staff

September 22, 2011

Filed under Columns

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....

Gambling with healthcare is betting one’s life

By Harrison Searles

September 21, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

During the Tea Party Republican debate last week on CNN, Ron Paul made a stir with an answer he gave to Wolf Blitzer about a man without insurance who needed medical treatment that he would not be able to afford. After bei...

Budget cuts deeper into the wounds of the suffering

By Special To The Collegian

April 14, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Ashley O'Neil Yes, we know, there have been serious cuts for government spending. It’s all everyone could hear about for days in the news, and the government almost shut down in the process. Up until the very last minute Republicans fought to cut spending significantly from the...

GOP cuts federal budget by 61 billion

By McClatchy Newspapers

February 22, 2011

Filed under News, Politics

Flexing their new large majority in the House, Republicans early Saturday morning pushed through a bill that cuts more than $61 billion from last year’s spending levels, setting up a showdown with Senate Democrats, who have...