November 30, 2015
by Eric Brown and Carl Gustin | November 30, 2015 2:15pm
November 27, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | November 27, 2015 9:00am
This year, when you go out shopping in the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, spare a thought for the retail and fast food workers whose struggles have largely been forgotten as the world tilts ever downward toward disaster.
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by Terry Cowgill | November 27, 2015 5:30am
While I’m inclined to disagree with them on a range of issues, I’m glad to see Connecticut’s congressional delegation, along with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, has come down on the right side of the Syrian refugees crisis.
November 20, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | November 20, 2015 3:44pm
by Susan Bigelow | November 20, 2015 10:00am
This week Democratic leaders floated the possibility of suspending public financing of campaigns as a way to close the current budget gap. Even though they backed down under pressure, it’s just one more sign that the vital and necessary campaign finance reform laws passed after Gov. John G. Rowland’s resignation are being eroded down to nothing.
by Terry Cowgill | November 20, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut’s “period of permanent fiscal crisis,” so-called by Malloy administration budget chief Ben Barnes last fall, sounded like something of an exaggeration. Though he has recently renounced the comment, Barnes simply blurted out the truth when he used the now-famous phrase.
November 17, 2015
by Barth Keck | November 17, 2015 10:15pm
November 13, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | November 13, 2015 5:30am
These are dark days for free speech and campus journalism. Just in the last few years, there have been countless examples of campus strife over who can say what and when. One of the latest concerns Wesleyan University in Middletown, where the student government has retaliated against The Argus for publishing an op-ed that was moderately critical of the Black Lives Matter movement.
November 6, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | November 6, 2015 10:00am
States cannot declare bankruptcy. Unlike cities and companies, there is no legal provision for states to shed debt, even if that debt becomes overwhelming.
by Terry Cowgill | November 6, 2015 5:30am
It is with some amusement that I’ve been watching the ongoing discussions in Hartford about a proposed “lockbox” for revenues meant to be used for transportation. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has recently reiterated his call for a constitutional amendment to ensure that taxes collected expressly for transportation initiatives are used as such. Sounds like a good idea, right?