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October 2, 2015

OP-ED | Connecticut Republicans, the Lesson Isn’t ‘Be More Conservative’

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.”

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September 19, 2015

OP-ED | GOP Presidential Debates - Another Dismal Night for Progress

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

Join CTNewsJunkie’s Op-Ed Squad As They Tweet Tonight’s GOP Presidential Debate #CTNJ

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.

Watch CNN’s debate coverage here or here, and join Terry Cowgill, Susan Bigelow, Suzanne Bates, Sarah Darer Littman and others tonight on Twitter as they discuss the debates.

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September 9, 2015

Registrars of Voters Begin School On Monday

by Christine Stuart | September 9, 2015 2:13pm

Christine Stuart photo The first-ever professional certification program for Registrars of Voters, who are in charge of Connecticut’s elections, begins on Monday.

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September 4, 2015

OP-ED | Labor Day 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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OP-ED | Starry-eyed State GOP Needs To Change Course

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.

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September 2, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bernie Sanders’ 5th District Campaign Coordinator May Run Against Esty

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.

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August 21, 2015

OP-ED | New Leadership Needed to End Educational Malpractice Across Nation

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.

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OP-ED | Donald Trump and the New Campaign Normal

by Susan Bigelow | August 21, 2015 5:30am

It’s turned into the question of the summer: “So when do you think this Trump thing is going to end?”

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August 14, 2015

Republican Chairman Robo Calls House Speaker

by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2015 2:07pm

Contributed photo The new chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party isn’t wasting any time going to war with the Democratic majority.

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