August 28, 2015
by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | August 28, 2015 9:00am
Why is our political system so shortsighted? On so many issues, from global warming to fiscal responsibility, our government seems focused on short-term benefits, while it ignores long-term consequences. Our infrastructure is falling apart, our schools are underfunded, and all the while special interests make out like bandits. Why?
by Jordan Fenster | August 28, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Thursday that he’s been listening to both supporters and opponents of the multi-national, nuclear non-proliferation agreement that’s been struck with the government of Iran. But the state’s senior senator wouldn’t say whether his Jewish heritage would play a part in his own decision to support or oppose the deal.
August 27, 2015
by New Haven Register | August 27, 2015 12:00pm
by Elizabeth Regan | August 27, 2015 5:30am
People who purchased health insurance through the state healthcare exchange and who want to quit smoking are entitled to free medications and services — even if their insurer doesn’t appear to want them to know about it.
August 25, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 25, 2015 4:06pm
August 24, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | August 24, 2015 5:30am
When President Barack Obama first announced a deal to monitor Iran’s nuclear capabilities, members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation expressed cautious support, pending a thorough review of the agreement. A vote has not yet come to the floor, but that cautious support has turned into explicit approval for all but two of Connecticut’s representatives in Washington.
August 19, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2015 1:15pm
Described by his former colleague, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, as a person with a wit “quicker than Jon Stewart,” a former Massachusetts Congressman told the faculty at Goodwin College on Wednesday about a seismic shift in American life, as chronicled in his recent memoir.
August 18, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | August 18, 2015 7:00pm
August 17, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | August 17, 2015 5:30am
August 14, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | August 14, 2015 5:30am
Back when George W. Bush was president, it was always interesting to see where members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation would position themselves on Bush’s initiatives. Seemed like most of the time, Democrats stood uniformly in opposition — with the notable exception of Sen. Joe Lieberman, who showed his independence from them by supporting Bush’s Iraq war resolution and giving the commander-in-chief a peck on the cheek at the 2005 state-of-the-union address.