Kraft and Skilton: An election for equality

November 3, 2009
In 1989, the term “marriage equality” had yet to enter the national vocabulary. No state recognized same-sex marriage — nor did any state constitution or federal law ban the practice. Now, near the end of 2009, same-sex marriage is legal in six states but banned by constitutional amendment in 30. Over the last 20 years, »

Kraft and Skilton: Stand for equality

October 15, 2009
Late in the night of Nov. 4, 2008, millions of Americans went to bed ecstatic at the election of their first black president. Early in the morning of Nov. 5, 2008, hundreds of thousands of Californians woke up to discover that they had lost a fundamental human right — the right to marry the person »

Rosmarin and Kraft: In 2008, embrace banned books

September 29, 2008
The fall semester has come into full swing. We students have settled into classes and done our reading diligently. It’s beginning to get cold and football season has just kicked off. But, amid the business of the new semester, perhaps we haven’t taken the time to celebrate Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week began valiantly »

Support community by registering for Elm City ID

November 5, 2007
Last October, Manuel Santiago was stabbed to death by muggers on Ferry Street after he cashed his weekly paycheck. Unfortunately, this horrifying incident was only the worst in a string of escalating crimes targeting a systematically under-protected demographic in New Haven. Santiago was an undocumented immigrant who worked in an Elm City bakery, and because »