October 21, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | October 21, 2016 10:00am
Dan Carter’s been in the news a lot, lately. Unfortunately for state Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, who is challenging Sen. Richard Blumenthal this year, the Dan Carter that dominates the first page of any Google search is a rugby player in New Zealand. Their Dan Carter’s been battling a doping allegation. Ours is battling total indifference.
Tags: Dan Carter, Richard Blumenthal, election 2016, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Terry Cowgill | October 21, 2016 5:30am
October 17, 2016
by Jack Kramer | October 17, 2016 5:30am
Those struggling to understand why so many millions are supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may find answers in a new personality study that suggests the country’s population is more conservative than most believe.
October 14, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | October 14, 2016 10:00am
Last December, disturbed by the rising tide of hate speech, I wrote a piece titled “Now is the time for moral courage.” Sadly, there was none of that to be found in Connecticut’s Republican Party, and very little in the national GOP. Two months later, in February, I went to a coffee with my state legislators and asked them the same question, and they sat mute as I was told to “be quiet” and “stop talking.”
Tags: CT GOP, Donald Trump, Daria Novak, Eric Trump, George Will, Sarah Darer Littman, dh
by Terry Cowgill | October 14, 2016 5:30am
For good reason, they say cutting Social Security is the third rail in American politics. For the moment in Connecticut, the untouchable seem to be vocational-technical high schools.
October 7, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | October 7, 2016 10:00am
Just when we all thought the grand idea of burying I-84 in Hartford had been scuttled by the penny-pinching DOT, along comes U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, with an ambitious plan to build an even bigger tunnel that buries both interstates and extends into East Hartford, all with federal dollars.
Tags: john larson, I-84, I-91, viaduct, Aetna Viaduct, tunnels, hartford, east hartford, Susan Bigelow, DC News Junkie, dh
by Terry Cowgill | October 7, 2016 5:30am
The state of Connecticut during presidential campaigns sort of mirrors our reputation nationally: we’re boring. The land of steady habits hasn’t voted Republican since Greenwich native George Herbert Walker Bush was looking to succeed his boss, Ronald Reagan, in 1988. Most recently, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, by a whopping 17 points in 2012.
September 30, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | September 30, 2016 10:00am
A long time ago, Puritans carved out the boundaries of their towns by how far away someone could live from the church and still get to the sermon on time. Today, those arbitrary boundaries are also the limits of most of our school districts, meaning the kind of education your child gets depends on which side of the line your house sits.
This is deeply unjust, and it needs to end.
by Terry Cowgill | September 30, 2016 5:30am
Few things get the old Yankee blood boiling faster than talk of regionalization — especially in Connecticut, where we essentially have a long history of government that includes only state and municipal.
September 29, 2016
by Barth Keck | September 29, 2016 12:17am