Sep 2nd, 2009
10:57 pm
September 2nd, 2009 | Uncategorized
‘I did what I thought was right,’ Lieberman says of endorsing McCain

One year ago today, Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 gave the riskiest speech of his political life — a glowing endorsement of Sen. John McCain at the Republican National Convention. “I did … what I thought was right in supporting my friend John McCain, who also is somebody who I thought by his […]

Sep 2nd, 2009
7:25 pm
September 2nd, 2009 | Uncategorized
What politicians really do in their spare time

Let this be another reminder: Look around before you start playing solitaire when you shouldn’t. Three state lawmakers are facing public ridicule for their computer activities during debate Monday on the floor of the state House of Representatives over the new biennial budget. Rep. Barbara Lambert of Milford and Rep. Jack F. Hennessy of Bridgeport, […]

Aug 21st, 2009
4:42 pm
August 21st, 2009 | Uncategorized
Dean ’71 talks health care, Yale

Long considered one of the most knowledgeable figures on the topic of health care, Howard Dean ’71 has recently been the subject of a number of profiles, as debate on a “public option” continues. Dean will be teaching a residential college seminar this semester, “Understanding Politics and Politicians,” with his friend and fellow Piersonite, organizational […]

Aug 14th, 2009
6:51 pm
August 14th, 2009 | City
Bomb scare shuts down Broadway

Broadway was closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic for two hours Friday afternoon after an unattended bag left near the bus stop outside A-One Pizza prompted a bomb scare. The suspicious item turned out to be nothing more than an empty laptop bag — but police took no chances. With the New Haven Police Department’s […]

Jul 17th, 2009
9:06 am
July 17th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Firefighters: Sotomayor ruling violated our rights

Two New Haven firefighters told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday that they believe Sonia Sotomayor LAW ’79 and other judges on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals infringed upon their rights when they summarily rejected their appeal in a reverse discrimination lawsuit. Ricci did not address Sotomayor in his testimony, speaking only […]

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