WHIPPLE: Don’t just vote for money
It’s hard to say exactly how much money is too much to allow into politics — but you don’t have to draw a clear line to see when someone has long since crossed it.
WHIPPLE: A nonexistent legislature
Nobody knows what a perfect legislature looks like. Tackling the question in the Politics, Aristotle prefaces it with the caveat, “Well, that’s a toughie, isn’t it?” You could take Directed Studies a thousand times, do all the reading, and watch CNN between seminars, but you still wouldn’t have an answer. Nobody ever will. But we do know one thing: it sure as hell looks nothing like this. »
BASEBALL | Hickey halts three-game skid
After the baseball team struggled to three straight losses this weekend, left-hander David Hickey ’14 put the Elis back on their feet with a complete game shutout against Penn on Sunday.
Palin ’14 elected football captain
After a disappointing 2–8 season culminating in a heartbreaking loss to Harvard, Yale football is already preparing for next year.
WHIPPLE: Spelling bees in gibberish
At the close of the first presidential debate, President Barack Obama knew he’d lost, and the rest of us a greed. Consensus held that he had been tentative and detached, that Governor Mitt Romney had dominated the format, that the President hadn’t delivered any YouTube-ready soundbites. He had been what he never was in the »
WHIPPLE: A vote is not a fashion statement
“Politics” has always been the essence of boring. When kids and grownups sat at separate tables for dinner, the kids talked about video games and music and told dirty jokes that we thought our parents couldn’t hear. The parents, as far as the kids could, tell, never strayed from a single topic. Politics. One word »
City officials call for public works director pay raise
When New Haven Director of Public Works John Prokop told city officials that he planned to retire on Feb. 1, 2013, some City Hall officials began to worry that the city is ill-prepared to enter the market for a replacement. Despite overseeing the second-largest municipality in the state, the Elm City’s director of public works »