| Nov 4, 2012
In his 2008 "A More Perfect Union" speech, presidential candidate Barack Obama declared, "Race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now." Then he tried his best to ignore it.
At least in public, that is. It says a lot...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Travel back to 1963 Ireland this week as Quinnipiac University Theater for Community performs Patricia Burke Brogan's play Eclipsed. The play takes you inside one of the Magdalene laundries where unmarried pregnant women were forced into labor (and we...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
William Tucker of Hampton beams with pride when he talks about meeting President Barack Obama last month when the president made a campaign stop in Hampton.
Tucker, 83, a veteran of three wars who has also been the head of the state longshoremen's union,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Most states are lucky to have one theater that's won the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater. Connecticut has five, and two of them are in New Haven.
The Yale Repertory Theatre [1120 Chapel St., New Haven; (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org], right downtown on...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:53 PM
When Republicans attack President Obama, as they inevitably will in tonight's latest presidential primary debate, they'll be doing so barely a few hundred yards from where the incumbent sits at the White House.
Yes, it's time for another meeting of the...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:27 AM
Pennsylvania voters want President Obama replaced, but are not sold on the list of Republican successors they have to choose from.
More than half, 51%, believe Obama does not deserve to be reelected, compared with 41% who do, according to a Morning Call/...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 11:52 AM
The imminent failure of the super-committee process may have this as its legacy: Somehow, it's made Congress even more unpopular.
Americans' regard for lawmakers in Washington has never been particularly high, but this year the polling has been...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Can Rick Perry laugh his way back into contention? His campaign seems to think it can't hurt, adding a pair of comedy shows to his itinerary as part of a sudden media blitz aimed at minimizing the damage from his 53-second debate lapse.
| Jan 30, 2012
| 8:24 AM
With Mitt Romney on track for a pair of victories in contests this week in Florida and Nevada, could the race for the GOP nomination begin to wind down?
The party establishment is increasingly hopeful that the answer is yes. But mathematically, at least,...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Welcome to March Madness, the Republican version. The GOP final four -- Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul -- face the busiest primary day of 2012 next week on Super Tuesday, when voters in 10 states head to the polls or caucus sites....
| Nov 2, 2010
Connecticut voters will decide the state's next governor, choose a new U.S. senator, and determine whether Republicans gain any of the state's five congressional seats, now all held by Democrats.
The governor's race is expected to be the closest in...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:34 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett stopped, took a breath, folded his hands and stared hard at the top of the podium in front of him, as if it were going to yield the answer to a question a reporter has just asked him about the sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed Penn...