October 2, 2015
by Sarah Darer Littman | October 2, 2015 8:30am
Last week, the Courant’s Kevin Rennie opined that the results of the Democratic primaries, in which three incumbent Mayors were ousted in Hartford, Bridgeport, and New London, “hold an important lesson for Republicans.”
September 19, 2015
by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | September 19, 2015 2:00pm
This week’s Republican presidential debates supplied plenty of evidence that the GOP candidates are still pandering to the extreme right-wing factions in their party. For women and people of color, for students and seniors, for middle class Americans of all stripes, the 15 Republican candidates offered little reason to be enthusiastic.
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September 16, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2015 4:44pm
Tonight’s Republican presidential debates are set for 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. EST, and CTNewsJunkie’s contributing columnists plan to take part via Twitter.
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September 9, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 9, 2015 2:13pm
September 4, 2015
by Leo Canty | September 4, 2015 1:24pm
Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement, dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers and the contributions they have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country, says a paraphrased Labor Department web post.
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by Terry Cowgill | September 4, 2015 5:30am
Will state Republicans never learn? I understand the GOP is in something of a bind. The state is dominated from top to bottom by Democrats. But if it is ever to become competitive again, the second-class party has got to look beyond celebrities, multi-millionaires, and retreads when searching for candidates for high-profile state offices.
September 2, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | September 2, 2015 2:45pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Shortly after this story was posted, the Sanders’ campaign’s chief volunteer in Connecticut, Carlos Camacho, announced that Piddock had been removed as coordinator in the 5th District based on her decision to run for the congressional seat. The story has been updated to reflect her change of status with the campaign.
(UPDATED 10 a.m. 9/3) The organizer of the Occupy movement’s Torrington group says she plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the 5th Congressional District seat in 2016. Stephanie Piddock, who also had been volunteering as 5th Congressional District coordinator for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, said via email that she intends to make her Green Party candidacy official in two weeks.
August 21, 2015
by Joseph Ricciotti | August 21, 2015 3:40pm
There is a test and punish fixation in public education today that is an outgrowth of the education policies of the present U.S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan.
by Susan Bigelow | August 21, 2015 5:30am
August 14, 2015
by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2015 2:07pm