Kazis: The Yale seat, for the city

March 25, 2009 • 10
Ward 1 is often called the “Yale ward.” With only a few apartment buildings inhabited by non-students, the name is fitting; there is something different about an alderman representing Yale students than one representing any other segment of our New Haven community. All three candidates running to replace Rachel Plattus ’09 have acknowledged that this »

Progressives shouldn’t ignore close congressional races

October 10, 2006 • 0
At first glance, it seems easy to call Connecticut a safely “blue” state. Connecticut has not voted for a Republican president since 1988 or a Republican senator since 1982, and there is largely a consensus around such divisive issues as abortion rights and gun control. But in reality, the Republican Party finds strong support in »