Zak Newman
NEWMAN: What’s next?

After months of ads, hundreds of thousands of calls and thousands of doors knocked, the election is finally coming to a close. Both sides have […]

NEWMAN: Impatience and new resolve in 2012

Since the president delivered his State of the Union address last night, talking heads have already spent a good deal of time analyzing its impact […]

Dec, Newman, Gerlach: Representation and reform for Ward 1

The notion that Yale stands alone, discrete and disconnected from New Haven, is remarkably fallacious and dangerously distracting. Every day, when we walk across Elm […]

Newman: Making our votes matter

At the bottom of this page, Matt Shafer ’13 is talking about American political discourse. It’s become manic, militant and, quite frankly, depressing. Debates about […]

Newman: More than a responsibility

Peter Parker once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Jesus said, “To whom much is given, much is required.” Adding himself to this chorus […]

Newman: Realizing reform

Mark it down: March 21, 2010. After decades of waiting and false starts, after more than a year of heated debate, town hall meetings, rallies […]

Newman: Come back, cowboys

On Monday, Senator Evan Bayh assailed his Congress and bowed out of a third term. His Congress, of course, can’t seem to get anything done […]

Newman: Selling our elections

Thanks to the Supreme Court, this year’s midterm elections will be brought to you by Microsoft. In a tight 5-4 decision, the Court ruled Thursday […]