February 17, 2017
by Terry Cowgill | February 17, 2017 5:30am
As the nation weighs the seismic impact of life under a Trump administration whose wheels seem to be coming off, we could soon witness earth-moving changes in Connecticut’s political landscape as well.
February 15, 2017
by Susan Bigelow | February 15, 2017 5:07pm
It suddenly feels like the bad old days of the Cold War around here, and for good reason. Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin, is constantly and aggressively testing the strength and resolve of the NATO alliance. But unlike the 1980s, the United States has no clear policy on Russia, has weak and vacillating leadership, and is entirely unpredictable.
February 10, 2017
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 10, 2017 12:00pm
This week, Betsy DeVos, despite her terrifying ignorance of the fact that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law that it will be her job to enforce, was confirmed as Secretary of Education thanks to the tie-breaking vote of Vice-President Mike Pence.
by Susan Bigelow | February 10, 2017 9:00am
February 9, 2017
by Barth Keck | February 9, 2017 9:00pm
February 3, 2017
by Terry Cowgill | February 3, 2017 5:30am
Connecticut may or may not be the place where the first constitution in history was written (hence our dubious nickname), but it seems like we miss the boat on a whole lot of a range of opportunities.
January 27, 2017
by Susan Bigelow | January 27, 2017 10:00am
It’s hard to write a column about Connecticut’s legislative session as if nothing is happening. In a lot of ways, though, the legislators themselves are pretending President Trump isn’t there. But how can the government of a small state cope with the radical change coming out of the nation’s capital?
by Terry Cowgill | January 27, 2017 5:30am
January 22, 2017
by Barth Keck | January 22, 2017 10:21pm
To be honest, Donald Trump’s inaugural address disappointed me. He’d been working on it for more than three weeks, after all, so my expectations were high. Not to mention, it was to be his masterpiece, and his alone.
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January 20, 2017
by Terry Cowgill | January 20, 2017 5:30am
Of all the things for public officials to worry about, you’d think whether to accept an invitation to a presidential inauguration wouldn’t be one of them. After all, it’s an honor that even high-ranking officials don’t often get to witness.