November 24, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 24, 2015 5:30am
One of a dozen governors to welcome Syrian refugees, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy suggested to top Congressional leaders that if they wanted to make U.S. citizens safer they could ban the sale of weapons to anyone on the terrorist watchlist.
Tags: Terror Watchlist, Congress, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, guns, NRA, dh
November 17, 2015
by Barth Keck | November 17, 2015 10:15pm
November 13, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | November 13, 2015 9:00am
I’ve seen a lot of hand-wringing about college and university students over the past few years, from a kind of sneering worry over trigger warnings in class to pious denouncements of what they see as attacks on free speech.
But I don’t buy it. When I look at protests and actions led by students of color around the country, I see the difficult birth of what I hope will be a better future.
Tags: protests, wesleyan, Wesleyan Argus, Yale, higher education, Susan Bigelow, md
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 Christine Stuart | November 6, 2015 5:29am
November 5, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | November 5, 2015 5:30am
A public radio exposé in Ft. Carson, Colorado, has prompted a Connecticut senator to lead the call for a Pentagon investigation into the wrongful discharge of service members with mental health disorders amid evidence of systemic injustice.
November 3, 2015
by Maria Tcherni-Buzzeo | November 3, 2015 8:00am
We hear about violence nearly every day. We learn of spikes in shootings and homicides in some U.S. cities, including Hartford. We see footage of mass shootings at, most recently, Umpqua Community College in Oregon, continuing a long string of similar tragedies from Columbine to Virginia Tech to Aurora to Newtown.
October 30, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | October 30, 2015 1:00pm
Parents, grandparents and siblings who are struggling to care for adult family members with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities are asking for the state’s help to plan for the day they will no longer be able to protect and provide for their children.
October 23, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | October 23, 2015 4:30am
They say Americans have a complicated relationship with their guns. And that goes double for Connecticut. The state is dominated by Democrats, most of whom are sympathetic to the cause of gun control.
October 12, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | October 12, 2015 4:29am
Members of Connecticut’s delegation in Washington have been vocal, repeatedly and often, in their support for gun control since the 2012 mass shooting in Sandy Hook. The Oct. 1 mass shooting at a community college near Roseburg, Oregon only served to make those calls for gun control louder, with members in both the Senate and the House proposing laws and speaking vociferously on the Congressional floor.