Ted Fertik
Fertik: Leave the graduate school alone

Among top universities in the United States, Yale has maintained a venerable commitment to undergraduate education. When I was applying to colleges, I was told […]

Shalek hasn’t lived up to campaign promises

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me — and all the students in Ward 1. As Alderman Nick Shalek considers […]

Voters have wised up to GOP’s flaws

I have just discovered that the Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 1994. Democrats have so far […]

Obama shouldn’t rush into the 2008 presidential race

The last senator elected president of the United States was John F. Kennedy in 1960. The only other senators since Kennedy to go on to […]

Sept. 11 tragedy created unhealthy political bind

Sept. 11, 2001 was the fifth day of my junior year at Stuyvesant High School, four blocks from the World Trade Center. Today, a Tuesday […]

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There is a view of “activists” as self-righteous do-nothings who go out in the streets and shout about American empire, moral relativism and evil in […]

Impeachment issue hangs on accountability

The following is a case for impeaching the president and the vice president. I hope people will talk about this issue seriously and tell their […]

Feminist says, ‘Stop hating on Hillary’

Those of you who know me know one thing: I love Hillary Clinton. I have (and wear regularly) a Marc Jacobs-designed Hillary T-shirt, and I […]

A chance to take a lead on democracy

Today, more than 20 of your peers have traveled to Hartford to help make history in the halls of government. With a former governor behind […]

One campaign later, the case for Livengood

One of my favorite things about elections, and especially local elections, is that they are an opportunity for people to think seriously about the issues […]

Weeks’ know-how will translate mobilization into results for city

The Ward 1 Democratic Committee meets today at 6 p.m. in the Branford Common Room to make its recommendation for Ben Healey’s successor as Ward […]