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September 10, 2014

OP-ED | Voter Frustration Drags Malloy Down in Latest Poll

by Susan Bigelow | September 10, 2014 12:03pm

The good news in a Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy? It’s still September, meaning there’s time to turn things around. The bad news? Everything else.

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August 29, 2014

OP-ED | Who Will Celebrate Labor Day In 2034?

by Leo Canty and James Hughes | August 29, 2014 8:00am

For more than 100 years workers and their unions have designated a day to parade and celebrate labor, working people, the jobs they do and advances they have made. Over that time, the nature of that work has transformed dramatically from farms and factories to offices and cubicles.

Those changes were hard on many as they fell by the wayside in the struggle to keep up with the need to improve skills and fit into the next level. But as hard as it was for some, the transition we will all soon face will be much faster and wilder and more difficult to keep up with than most will ever imagine.

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August 15, 2014

OP-ED | What We Learned from Primary 2014

by Susan Bigelow | August 15, 2014 9:00am

The primary is over, and the main event has begun at last! Unfortunately, it’s a rerun from 2010: Tom Foley will be facing Dan Malloy during a year where the economy is lousy and everyone’s miserable.

But before we bid the primary goodbye, let’s take a look at some of what we learned:

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August 8, 2014

OP-ED | 6 Things To Watch For On Primary Night

by Susan Bigelow | August 8, 2014 11:00am

Chances are that you’re probably not going to be among the hardy souls voting in Tuesday’s primaries. It’s still going to be an interesting election night. Here are six things to keep tabs on:

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July 28, 2014

OP-ED | Now Might Be a Good Time to Press That Panic Button, Dan

by Susan Bigelow | July 28, 2014 1:01pm


The governor’s race may have just come unknotted, if a new poll is to be believed.

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April 15, 2014

OP-ED | A Day Everyone Loves To Hate

by Wade Gibson | April 15, 2014 5:30am

Everyone loves to hate taxes. Too high. Too low. Too complicated. The reason for this is simple: our tendency to focus only on what we pay, not how we benefit. What if you considered the cost of your home without considering all the benefits a home brings? Shelter, security, comfort, memories, and more. You might end up hating your home, too. But we love our homes, accepting the costs of homeownership knowing that the benefits far outweigh them.

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April 14, 2014

OP-ED | Canada Prime Minister Pushing Free Market Principles For Single-payer System

by Wendell Potter | April 14, 2014 12:40pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — During the year leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries, my insurance industry colleagues and I were working hard to influence the debate on health care reform.

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March 13, 2014

OP-ED | Locked Girls’ Facility to Open Despite Questions

by Susan Bigelow | March 13, 2014 9:09pm

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On March 19, the Department of Children and Families will be opening a 12-bed, locked treatment facility in Middletown for some of the most at-risk girls in the system. Questions remain, however, as to whether it’s a needed addition to the state’s treatment network, or just a symptom of a broken system.

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March 7, 2014

OP-ED | A Way Forward for Journalism? Benefit Corporations

by Doug Hardy | March 7, 2014 3:18pm

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It’s no secret these days that the news industry — which plays an absolutely crucial role in our democratic process at every level — has been badly disrupted. The cause of this is not only the rise of the Internet and the resulting destruction of print’s monopoly on distribution.

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February 2, 2014

Analysis | Richard Sherman and Overcoming the Bad Public Moment

by Dan Tapper | February 2, 2014 12:14am

Two weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman dominated news coverage following his “rant heard ‘round the world” to Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews after his team won the NFC Football Championship over the San Francisco 49ers. His team was headed to the Super Bowl, but the focus was on Sherman, and for all the wrong reasons – he was cast in the public light as an ungracious, unhinged villain.

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