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January 28, 2016

Malloy Pitches Bail Reform As Part of Second Chance 2.0

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2016 3:03pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will target bail bond reform as part of his Second Chance Society 2.0.

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January 4, 2016

OP-ED | Hartford Incident Highlights Toxic Influence of Social Media on Policy

by Barth Keck | January 4, 2016 5:29am

“New technologies alter the structure of our interests: the things we think about. They alter the character of our symbols: the things we think with. And they alter the nature of community: the arena in which thoughts develop.”
Neil Postman, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology


Neil Postman wrote those words in 1993, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more insightful description of the digital world in 2016.

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December 22, 2015

OP-ED | Women’s Colleges Produce Strong Leaders

by Rhona Free | December 22, 2015 5:30am

Hillary Clinton is likely to be the first woman nominated by a major party for president and it should be no surprise to anyone that she graduated from Wellesley College — a women’s college.

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December 4, 2015

OP-ED | Governor Malloy and the Tide

by Susan Bigelow | December 4, 2015 10:00am

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy jumped back into the national fray last week, describing the “drumbeat” of heated political rhetoric around Planned Parenthood as “disgraceful” following a recent mass shooting at a facility in Colorado Springs and calling once again for strong control of guns. If only anyone who could do something about any of that had been listening.

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November 17, 2015

OP-ED | News Flash: The World Is A Mean And Nasty Place

by Barth Keck | November 17, 2015 10:15pm

I’ve been a fan of “Rocky” — both the film and the character — ever since the first film debuted in 1976.

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November 5, 2015

Murphy Asks Pentagon to Look At ‘Misconduct’ Dismissals For Soldiers with Mental Health Disorders

by Elizabeth Regan | November 5, 2015 5:30am

File photo 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.

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October 28, 2015

OP-ED | Time to Speak Truth to Power

by Lori Pelletier | October 28, 2015 7:30pm

A recent report issued by the conservative Yankee Institute claimed that Connecticut state employees are much better compensated than private-sector employees doing similar work.

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October 26, 2015

Advocates Want Lawmakers to Understand Effect of Budget Cuts on Low Wage Earners

by Elizabeth Regan | October 26, 2015 9:00am

With Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative leaders poised for the year’s first serious, bipartisan budget conversation on the state’s core services and what it can afford to spend, the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women has released a report illustrating the importance of the social safety net on the ability of families to thrive in the state.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Courtney Wants to Remove ‘Alien’ from Immigration Language

by Jordan Fenster | October 26, 2015 4:30am

Pew Research Center A proposed law, co-sponsored by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, would ban the use of the word “alien” from federal law, when referring to immigrants.

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October 23, 2015

Decline in State Funding for Libraries Begs Regionalization Question

by Elizabeth Regan | October 23, 2015 12:30pm

Elizabeth Regan Another reduction in state funding has Connecticut libraries questioning whether they can continue a model that emphasizes local control.

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