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  • Unrest, Violence Mar Peaceful Season

    You'll be hearing and maybe warbling about sleeping in heavenly peace in the next few days. There is little peace in the corner of the world where Christendom looks to every December to mark the birth of Christ two thousand years ago. It's a bleak time...
  • On Local Level, Connecticut's Red Is Showing

    On Local Level, Connecticut's Red Is Showing
    Everybody knows that Connecticut is a blue state. The General Assembly is packed with Democrats, our congressional delegation got rid of its last Republican in the 2008 election, we have a Democratic governor and we haven't voted for a Republican for...
  • Obama Fix Was Useless In Connecticut Regardless Of Malloy Decision

    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared Friday that the state would skip the Obama fix for canceled health plans, he was really just stating the obvious. Difficult as it seemed, the governor's decision was largely symbolic. The four insurance companies...
  • New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change

    New breed of Senate Democrats drove filibuster change
    WASHINGTON — After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration." But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of...
  • Looming Assistance Cuts Hit Most Needy

    Who likes a moocher? No one. But who is a moocher? Is a child a moocher? Is an elderly person who needs help a moocher? How about a person with a disability or a person who can't find a job in an area of high unemployment? No, all these people need help...
  • Senate sends plastic-gun restrictions to Obama for signature

    Senate sends plastic-gun restrictions to Obama for signature
    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Monday agreed to extend by another decade a ban on plastic gunsĀ  that can evade traditional security screening, after an effort to include stronger limits was rejected. The renewed Undetectable Firearms Act, which is due...
  • Senate all-nighter: Filibuster fallout bogs down chamber's work

    WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted to confirm two more of President Obama’s stalled nominations in an unusual all-night session forced by Republican objections to the historic change to the chamber's filibuster rules. In a vote after 1 a.m. EST...
  • A Year After Newtown, Are We Any Different?

    A Year After Newtown, Are We Any Different?
    Are we really any different, one year after Newtown? Certainly Connecticut has grown more fearful, less confident and more sharply divided. Yet people are also more optimistic and more politically organized. If anything, we are more conscious of a world...
  • Shutdown Horror Show Is Not Actually A Movie

    Shortly before the U.S. government shut down at midnight on Monday, U.S. Rep. John Larson took to the floor of the House to deliver a fiery oration: "Our foe did not come only to destroy our things or our people. They came to desecrate our way of life. To...
  • Should U.S. be aiding the Syrian rebels?

    Should U.S. be aiding the Syrian rebels?
    The Obama administration says it will begin arming rebels in Syria’s civil war. The decision came when the White House got conclusive evidence that Syria used chemical weapons against its own people. The White House said the U.S. would send small...
  • Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort

    Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort
    Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen. Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
  • Politicians Don't Help State's Boring Image

    The premise of the hilarious play, "I'm Connecticut," by Bristol native Mike Reiss, is that the Nutmeg state is populated by nice, but boring people. People from Connecticut, of course, don't think they are boring, which is pretty much what boring people...