Congress poised for more of the same

November 7, 2012 • 0
As the dust clears after one of the most expensive election cycles in recent memory, many political analysts are predicting that the newly elected Congress will continue to face legislative gridlock. With Republicans maintaining control of the House of Representatives and Democrats hanging on to their Senate majority, President Barack Obama will enter a new »

New state voter system struggles

November 6, 2012 • 0
More than 100,000 Connecticut residents have sent in their voter registration forms in the past six weeks, but the state‚Äôs new processing system has struggled to keep up with the influx. The new Connecticut voter registration system, known as CVRS2, was deployed this year under the directive of Gov. Dannel Malloy to save costs and »

AROUTIOUNIAN: The storm has arrived

November 2, 2012 • 0
Amid the disarming shock of having so little to do on Monday, as I watched the winds getting stronger from my room and heard the occasional scream as students flouting the curfew encountered various flying objects outside, I decided to do something I hadn’t in a while: read the entirety of the YDN opinion page. »

GOP Senate hopes fade

November 2, 2012 • 0
With this year’s election cycle coming to a close, Republicans hope to reclaim a Senate majority for the first time since 2006 are facing a spate of final polls showing GOP candidates leading in only four of the country’s 11 competitive Senate races. With 33 races taking place this year, the latest polling puts Democrats »

Controversial theologian discusses forgiveness

October 19, 2012 • 4
Margaret Farley GRD ’73, a Divinity School professor and member of the Sisters of Mercy whose writings on sexual ethics drew the ire of the Vatican this summer, spoke about her beliefs before a crowd of over 100 Thursday evening. Farley’s book, “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics,” sparked controversy after its publication »

AROUTIOUNIAN: Standing up for personhood

November 10, 2011 • 31
Using tired scare tactics to avoid fundamental ethical questions may be fitting of the caliber of debate in Washington or on cable television news, but not for Yale students. We should expect more than Planned Parenthood talking points that have not been revisited to check for accuracy or persuasive ability since – quite likely – »