Opinion

New Haven can take lead on cleaner elections

February 11, 2004 • 0
Somebody smart once said, “All politics is local.” With increasing attention being paid to our national primaries, and to Washington politics in general, it’s easy to lose sight of this fact. But right now, in the city of New Haven, there’s a unique effort underway to change politics from the ground up. If successful, this »
Opinion

For cleaner elections, we need public financing

December 10, 2003 • 0
Howard Dean caused a big ruckus a few weeks ago when he announced, after polling his supporters, that he would opt out of federal public matching funds for the primary season, something George Bush did in 2000 and again in this election. This controversy has sparked new discussion over the issue of public financing in »