Matthew Ellison
Ellison: Using what we’ve learned

Earlier this year, Sarah Palin told Chris Wallace, “I’m never going to pretend like I know more than the next person. I’m not going to […]

Ellison: A devilish passion

Human history has been marred by struggles between groups. Untold millions have perished for simply being members of the out-group. Criteria for such divisions have […]

Ellison: Yes, who did?

HEALTH CARE REFORM Did H.R. 3590 pass because we the people fought for it? Or because Obama and Pelosi did? They did. Late Sunday evening, […]

Ellison: We need answers

Andre Narcisse ’12 was one of my Branford little sibs, but beyond the initial meet-and-greet at the beginning of his freshman year, I did not […]

Ellison: Fighting for our words

Political discourse these days seems to thrive on feigned outrage and manufactured scandals, and Sarah Palin is not new to the practice. This month’s installment: […]

Ellison: Reading between the lines

I read newspapers before I really knew how to read. Every morning from when I was about four until when I was about six, I […]

Ellison: Can we get more secure? Yes.

The Issue In the wake of the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253, is stepping up airport security the best way […]

Ellison: Shaking the grade

For the next two weeks, we will all engage in a furious dash to the end of the semester, churning out papers and cramming for […]

Ellison: A dangerous shift to the right

Last month, on this page, John Scrudato ’11 praised the candidacy of Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman for New York’s 23rd Congressional seat (Politics of […]

Ellison: Why I’m a Yankee hater

When anyone asks me what baseball team I root for, I tell that that the most accurate answer is that I root against the Yankees. […]

Ellison: Calling on Joe for health care

By now, the news that our hometown senator, Joe Lieberman ’64 LAW ’67 of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party (seriously, that is the name of […]