How much do you really know about Iraq?

February 26, 2007 • 0
Something is missing in the debate about the war in Iraq. The discussion in the Congress and on the airwaves focuses on troop levels: whether to escalate the war, hold the current level of roughly 140,000 troops steady, or withdraw U.S. troops altogether. On one level, this makes sense. With 3,000 dead soldiers and more »

In time for Sunday, Iraqi elections 101

January 28, 2005 • 0
Something important is happening this Sunday in Iraq, but despite what George Bush or Iyad Allawi might say, it is not yet clear why it is important or what its consequences may be. Also unclear to many in this country is exactly what is at stake and who is involved. I offer this column by »

Financial aid is part of life, but not discussion

September 29, 2004 • 0
Here at Yale we spend hours discussing those issues that directly affect our lives — family, classes, politics, relationships — but all these discussions seem to tiptoe around, or avoid entirely, one of the defining characteristics of my — and many other — Yale experiences. I am on financial aid, and that fact brings into »