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July 22, 2016

OP-ED | Rhode Island Tweaks Connecticut Again

by Terry Cowgill | July 22, 2016 5:30am

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Rhode Island is at it again. It’s only been a little more than three months since the Providence Journal published a scathing editorial that took aim at Connecticut’s unfunded state employee pension liability and the abject failure on the part of elected officials here to adequately confront it.

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July 21, 2016

OP-ED | American Divorce

by Susan Bigelow | July 21, 2016 10:15am

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Recently, a young man I was speaking with discovered I wrote about politics. “Which side?” he immediately asked. I hemmed and hawed, mumbling something about fairness. “Yeah, but which side?” he pressed. I admitted to favoring the left most of the time, and this satisfied him.

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July 19, 2016

OP-ED | Will A Campaign That Refuses to Acknowledge Obvious Plagiarism Be Accountable In Office?

by Barth Keck | July 19, 2016 9:51pm

I’ve been thinking lately about a certain encounter I had with a student early in my teaching career.

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July 15, 2016

OP-ED | Dan Malloy, Bernie Sanders, and the Most Progressive Democratic Platform Ever

by Susan Bigelow | July 15, 2016 10:00am

Every four years, delegates gather to draft platforms for their respective parties, creating documents that will eventually be approved by their conventions and then ignored by everybody. So why does this year’s Democratic platform matter?

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OP-ED | UConn’s Alternate Universe

by Terry Cowgill | July 15, 2016 5:30am

Why do smart people do dumb things? I ask myself that very question every time I do something stupid, which fortunately isn’t that often. But UConn President Susan Herbst, a successful college administrator who holds a Ph.D. in communication theory and research from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication, has really taken the concept to new level.

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July 11, 2016

OP-ED | Real Differences, Not Political Correctness, Divide America

by Barth Keck | July 11, 2016 5:30am

Connecticut radio personality Gary Craig of WTIC-FM (96.5) made news recently after posting a video of Hartford’s Latino Festival. Just over a minute in length, the video features Craig feigning ignorance about the event as he offers first-person “commentary.”

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July 8, 2016

OP-ED | Sleepy Summer Primaries in Connecticut Test Voter Resolve

by Susan Bigelow | July 8, 2016 10:00am

I bet you didn’t know primary season is sneaking up on us. Sure, we had a presidential primary season back in April, but that had passionate public interest, media attention, and huge turnout. The upcoming primaries, scheduled for the hot and drowsy depths of August, will be the opposite of that.

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OP-ED | Will Black Rock Pull A Blexit? Don’t Bet On It

by Terry Cowgill | July 8, 2016 5:30am

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For observers of government like yours truly, there are few things in life more amusing than one government entity trying to divorce itself from its parent. And no, I’m not talking about last week’s Brexit vote, which, since it has such profound consequences for a large swath of the world, is hardly amusing.

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July 5, 2016

OP-ED | Governor Romney’s Path To Victory

by Paul McConnell | July 5, 2016 9:03am

Truth is stranger than fiction. As a country we appear to be on a path of destruction on the one hand and winding the clock backwards on the other. Alas, there is another way — a third route — a dignified path to prosperity and possibility.  If Gov. Mitt Romney, the former Republican nominee chooses to run as an Independent candidate he can — and will win.

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July 1, 2016

CTNewsJunkie Turns 11: Because You Need It. Bad.

by Doug Hardy | July 1, 2016 11:59am

I really don’t want to jinx it. But after 11 years of publishing, CTNewsJunkie is almost fully sustainable without outside income to fill in the gaps.

Almost.

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