Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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....

Gambling with healthcare is betting one’s life

By Harrison Searles

September 21, 2011

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

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

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...

America thrives on its two party system

By Daniel Stratford

February 14, 2011

Political parties are some of the most reviled entities to take place in the political arena of American society. Time and time again, we are inundated with commandments to “vote people, not parties.” Continuing down this dole...

It’s not easy being red

By Nick O'Malley

January 30, 2011

Nestled gently on the bosom of the Pioneer Valley, the University of Massachusetts has never really had much of an identity crisis when it comes to its political slant. UMass, and much of the surrounding area, could be accura...

The S.U.P.R. manifesto.

By Eli Gottlieb

January 23, 2011

The problem at the University of Massachusetts is that our political spectrum has broken into two parties and a ragtag team of far-left radical groups. We actually have a whole lot of political action groups pushing hard on i...

The Deficit Game

By Mike Tudoreanu

November 18, 2010

Over the last few months, politicians in Washington D.C. have made a remarkable discovery: The United States has a large – and growing – budget deficit. While I congratulate them on their observational skills, I can’t help but wonder...

Republicans need to be active

By Scott Harris

February 22, 2010

Lately, people have been laying into the “Party of No” narrative that Democrats have been trying to paint Republicans with because of their unprecedented use of the filibuster and other delaying tactics to prevent Obama administration...