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  • Short-Term Judges Win Pension Lottery

    You are right to wonder why a hefty tax increase and claims to have gotten spending under control have not brought stable finances to state government. Sometimes a jarring example will help explain something as complex as Connecticut's troubled, growing...
  • Summer Deals on the CT Dino Trail

    Summer Deals on the CT Dino Trail
    Local families are invited to visit the four stops on the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail this summer with the Dino Trail Passport which allows admission to all attractions with one cost-effective ticket. The Dino Trail includes the Connecticut Science Center,...
  • Getting Control Of Guns For All Americans

    "If The Civil Rights era has to be mentioned at all in the current gun debate, it's that the U.S. would be safer if blacks had stayed at the back of the bus — without access to firearms." — Email from reader taking issue with citing Emmett...
  • Curbs On Guns Work Better Than Old Slogans

    The rhetorical failure of the week belonged to state Rep. Craig Miner who, in handing down the lame list of Republican proposals from a working group on gun violence, said, "We believe it's not the gun that kills the person. It's the person that...
  • Light Must Shine On Government Secrecy

    Mamie Till did the unspeakable almost 60 years ago. She opened the casket at her son Emmett's funeral so the world could see how this 14-year-old was shot, bludgeoned, mutilated and then drowned in Mississippi's Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin fan...
  • Connecticut Leaves Businesses Vulnerable

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry made a splash by arriving in Connecticut on the wings of an advertising blitz declaring the Lone Star State "Open for Business." Perry wants Connecticut businesses to move to Texas. There's nothing new in governors alighting in other...
  • Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull

    Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull
    During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes. First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...
  • Before WWII, Isolationism Ruled The Land

    In January 1938, Rep. Louis Ludlow, an Indiana Democrat, proposed a constitutional amendment strongly supported by the public: "Except in the event of an invasion of the United States or its territorial possessions and attack upon its citizens residing...
  • Obama Hits The Wall In Berlin Debacle

    The question of whether Barack Obama's second term will be a failure was answered in the affirmative before his Berlin debacle, which has recast the question, which now is: Will this term be silly, even scary in its detachment from reality? Before...
  • Democratic Goons Flailing At Straw Men

    Here's something I've learned: All of the Republicans running for governor, as well as all of the Republicans thinking about running for governor, are hypocrites, liars, degenerates and probably worse. The reason I know this is because I —...
  • Treat Guns Like Cars, But Don't Stop There

    Two of the disappointments of the post-Newtown season of gun reform are as follows: The paucity of new ideas. The repeated argument that we cannot do one reform because we must instead do another. On the latter score, the most-oft-repeated trope,...
  • Bankrupt Detroit A Warning To Country

    If there's an iron rule in economics, it is Stein's Law (named after Herb, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers): "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop." Detroit, for example, can no longer go on borrowing, spending, raising...