PAGLIARELLA: Death penalty symptom of flawed system

March 28, 2012
Who deserves to die? That question undergirds much of the debate around the implementation of Connecticut’s death penalty. In 2005, a Quinnipiac poll found that while a narrow majority of Connecticut residents supported the death penalty, most preferred life in prison without parole as the default punishment for murderers. This changed after the Cheshire home »

PAGLIARELLA: Where’s the fringe?

October 10, 2011
As former high school classmates in New Haven, Nathaniel Zelinsky ’13 and I share a passion for broader participation in the democratic politics of this city. That’s why I was so disappointed to read his column on Friday on the Ward 1 aldermanic race (Zelinsky, “Ward 1 For Yalies”). Through the use of half-truths and »

Cho, Libresco and Pagliarella: For a frugal Fling

Dear Yale College Council candidates, As the Class of 2015 is about to find out at Bulldog Days, we are privileged with an incredibly lively campus, with literally hundreds of extracurricular organizations that contribute to a uniquely vibrant social scene. The YCC has been very effective in bringing student concerns and reforms to the Yale »

Pagliarella and Schwartz: For preaching, protests, proverbs, and proselytizing

One week ago, many of us attended a much-publicized lecture by evangelical minister Christopher Yuan. Based on emails we had received encouraging us to protest the event, Yalies expected Mr. Yuan to claim that homosexuality was an illness in need of a cure. Instead, those of us at the talk heard a man give a »