Sadness Reigns Ten Years Later

Ten years ago this week, I was part of a group of human beings dedicated to stopping the war in Iraq. We planned civil disobedience, we got arrested, we did community service, but the war went on. As we mark...
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Hartford’s Charter Revision Commission Can Institute Public Financing of Elections

Note: This is my testimony to Hartford’s Charter Revision Commission from Wednesday, February 20, 2013. In full disclosure, I am the administrator of the New Haven Democracy Fund, the public campaign finance body for New Haven’s Mayoral Elections.   The...
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Finding a Truce in the Voting Wars

Connecticut ranks 24th out of the 50 states in an Elections Performance Index study conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts, released on February 5, 2013. The Elections Performance Index, or EPI, has long been sought by watchers of elections as...
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Gov. Malloy: Please Embrace Non-Violence

As proud as I am of Gov. Dan Malloy for how he handled the Sandy Hook Massacre, we must repudiate him for participating in our tentative relationship with reality, for failing to embrace non-violence across the spectrum of human relations....
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