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September 29, 2016

OP-ED | Post-Debate Blues In A Post-Factual World

by Barth Keck | September 29, 2016 12:17am

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I keep pinching myself during this surreal election season to see if I’m dreaming. Alas, it’s no dream; it’s actually more of a nightmare — at least for this high school English teacher.

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September 28, 2016

OP-ED | Debate Highlighted A Familiar Pattern

by Sarah Darer Littman | September 28, 2016 9:30am


As a professional woman watching the debate on Monday night, I witnessed a depressingly familiar scenario. Apparently I wasn’t alone. One of my tweets seemed to resonate widely: “Trump can’t seem to stop interrupting HRC. Which reminds professional women of every single meeting they’ve ever been in.”

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September 26, 2016

OP-ED | Judge’s Ruling Would Leave My Daughter Without An Educational Opportunity

by Sarah Eagan | September 26, 2016 5:30am

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A paper came from my daughter’s Kindergarten the other day with a list of questions. What motivates me? (Meaning the kindergartener, not the mom). What are my favorite activities? What am I good at? What do I need to work on?

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September 23, 2016

OP-ED | Dems Struggle to Hold House

by Susan Bigelow | September 23, 2016 10:00am

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Democrats may keep majorities in both houses of the General Assembly this November, but it won’t be because they have better ideas or policies. Rather, if they keep control, they’ll have one person to thank for it: Donald Trump.

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OP-ED | Budget Changes Hamstring Good Government

by Sarah Darer Littman | September 23, 2016 8:00am

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News that most of the Legislature’s Program Review and Investigations Committee staff would be assigned to other legislative support offices is being billed as a cost-saving measure. Five analysts are being moved to the Auditors of Public Accounts and the five others are being transferred elsewhere.

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OP-ED | Striking A Pose For Openness And Efficiency?

by Terry Cowgill | September 23, 2016 5:29am

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Two stories surfaced last week that shed light on the way state government operates and the low regard some officials have for those who act as watchdogs for the people.

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September 16, 2016

OP-ED | Hartford Won’t Indemnify Cops in Killing of Child’s Dog; Officers’ Personal Assets Attached

by Andy Thibault | September 16, 2016 11:00pm


This is the haunting voice of trauma inflicted on a 12-year-old girl:

“That day never goes away. It’s like I can’t really escape it, no matter how hard I try. I should have done something — anything — to stop that bullet from hitting him in the head.”

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OP-ED | What Happens When the Health Insurance Exchanges Die?

by Susan Bigelow | September 16, 2016 9:59am

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After a tense week, it looks like Connecticut’s insurance exchange is saved. Don’t breathe that sigh of relief just yet, though. It’s more obvious than ever that the exchanges are fatally flawed.

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OP-ED | Moukawsher: Pundit On The Bench

by Terry Cowgill | September 16, 2016 5:30am

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From his Olympian perch, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher last week hurled a thunderbolt at just about everyone you could imagine who works in the field of public education.

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September 13, 2016

OP-ED | Union Decline Is Everyone’s Problem

by Council 4 AFSCME | September 13, 2016 4:04pm

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Here’s a number worth keeping in mind as we head into the final weeks of a super-heated election cycle: $133 billion.

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