| Sep 27, 2011
| 8:43 AM
Once upon a time, he was one of this state’s most liberal firebrands: a devotee of Ralph Nader, a founder of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, a post-Watergate Democratic congressman proud of his efforts to help stop funding for the Vietnam War....
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:51 PM
As President Barack Obama gets ready to give a major speech to the nation on the economy Thursday, The Tribune asked some local business and economics experts what they think the government should do to get the economy to produce more jobs.
The group -...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 11:27 AM
The Defense of Marriage Act doesn’t allow the federal government to recognize gay marriages. It’s a harsh reality that’s having ripple effects all the way from the nation’s dysfunctional and politically toxic immigration system...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 8:23 AM
When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed in 1996, all but one member of Connecticut's congressional delegation voted for the legislation that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Times have changed. Connecticut has legalized...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:57 AM
House Speaker John Boehner is a master of euphemisms. Since taking back the House, he and his party have spurned every chance to pass a jobs bill but have somehow equated taxes with unemployment by insisting, at every opportunity, that the rich are "job...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:02 PM
Democrats swept to victories Tuesday in Waterbury, New Britain, Middletown and Milford as well-organized candidates pounded away on local issues and got their voters to the polls in the state’s big cities.
In Middletown, Democrat Dan Drew...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Northeast Utilities, now facing scrutiny over its slow reconnection of storm-damaged power lines, has established a network of connections with Connecticut's political establishment, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration and other...
| Dec 11, 2011
It has become clear what we must do to get the Hartford Police Department to marshal its resources and move swiftly and effectively against drug dealers, robbers and homicidal punks.
We must somehow persuade those evildoers to dress up in really stinky...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 6:25 AM
As New Britain goes, so goes Connecticut. This could probably be said about a number of one-time industrial hubs that fell on hard times, like Meriden (silver), Waterbury (brass) or Danbury (hats). But New Britain, it seems to me, is a unique case....
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Anyone who’s watched Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary on America’s disastrous experiment with Prohibition may have noticed some stinging similarities to America’s 40-year-old war on drugs.
At least Silvester Salcedo hopes you have....
| Dec 21, 2010
| 9:33 AM
U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is being lauded by many Democrats for his successful battle against the government's ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.
The liberal blog My Left Nutmeg hasn't shown Lieberman a lot of love in...
| Oct 24, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Full text of Democrat president speaking for Democrat senator...