Presidential Campaign

Trump Era Begins With Tear Gas, Division

by Lucy Gellman | Jan 23, 2017 1:30 pm | Comments (16)

Lucy Gellman PhotoWashington, D.C. — A crowd of around 150 protesters was midway through a chant of “No justice/ No Peace!/ No racist/ Police!” in the northwest quarter of the city when the sound of a cannon pierced the grey sky behind them.

Pink smoke filled the air. Another loud boom rang across Massachusetts Avenue. This time, people started running, pulling bandannas over their faces as they darted past mounted police.

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We Can Defend Our City, & Our Nation

by Justin Elicker | Nov 11, 2016 1:24 pm | Comments (21)

Michelle Liu Photo(Opinion) —I am one of the 86 percent of New Haveners who voted for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. I know many of you shared my progression of thought that day starting around 5 p.m. The election was in the bag. I would gather with close friends for dinner, a beer, and to watch our nation proudly reject the pouty, red-faced clown-candidate, along with the worldwide trend toward xenophobic nationalism. We would reaffirm that the United States is one of the most inclusive, welcoming, and — yes — moral countries in the world. As returns started to come in, that sense of triumph quickly turned to nervousness, anxiety, and disillusion.

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