Uncategorized | 10:57 pm | September 2, 2009 | By Zeke Miller

‘I did what I thought was right,’ Lieberman says of endorsing McCain

Sen. Joseph Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 makes a campaign stop at Diner 21 in September 2006. His defeat in the August primary prompted him to plan chats in Connecticut communities.

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 »

Uncategorized | 7:25 pm | September 2, 2009 | By Zeke Miller

What politicians really do in their spare time

In this photograph by Jessica Hill of The Associated Press on Monday, two state lawmakers can be seen playing solitaire as House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero delivers a speech in the House chamber.

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, »

Uncategorized | 4:42 pm | August 21, 2009 | By Zeke Miller

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 »

City | 6:51 pm | August 14, 2009 | By Zeke Miller

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 »

Uncategorized | 9:06 am | July 17, 2009 | By Zeke Miller

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 »