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October 20, 2017

OP-ED | Of Timid Politicians, Good Journalism, And Harvey Weinstein

by Terry Cowgill | October 20, 2017 4:30am

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Ever since my ninth-grade English teacher introduced me to the term, I’ve always enjoyed oxymorons. Indeed, I even like saying the word oxymoron. Classics like “jumbo shrimp” come to mind, along with the self-deprecating “military intelligence” — the latter invented, I’m told, by no less than the military itself.

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October 5, 2017

OP-ED | No Divorce More Final: When Nations Split Apart

by Susan Bigelow | October 5, 2017 5:50pm

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I traveled through the north of Scotland with my mother in the beginning of September, and while we did pass through a stark and forbidding room labeled “UK Border” and passed around money that said “Bank of England,” there was a sense of being somewhere distinct and different from the United Kingdom.

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August 17, 2017

OP-ED | What Remains But The Fight?

by Susan Bigelow | August 17, 2017 7:00pm

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Let me go outside, and see the birds and the trees and the deep blue of the sky, and let them give me life again. Let my weariness and guilt and horror sink into the ground, let the wide river carry them all away, and let me be ready for whatever comes next.

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August 16, 2017

Blumenthal: ‘No Moral Equivalence’; Incitement of Violence Is Not Protected Speech

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2017 2:03pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Moments after a Hartford press conference in which U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal denounced Republican President Donald Trump’s remarks regarding the tumult in Charlottesville, one of the president’s top business councils disbanded. Then, minutes later, Trump tweeted he was disbanding both councils.

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August 14, 2017

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Medicaid Future Looks Bleak

by Ellen Andrews | August 14, 2017 4:30am

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Things are good in Connecticut’s Medicaid program now, but it wasn’t always this way.

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August 11, 2017

OP-ED | CCM Initiatives Reflect Municipal Leaders’ Commitment To Collectivity

by Joe DeLong | August 11, 2017 6:41am

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Something remarkable happened last fall in a crowded conference room in Meriden. Municipal leaders from across the state gathered to discuss community-based economic growth with reform from the General Assembly. The committee, on the heels of a discussion point, were taking a short break when Leo Paul, First Selectman of Litchfield, began to speak.

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July 27, 2017

OP-ED | Enough. Trump Must Go.

by Susan Bigelow | July 27, 2017 4:30pm

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It’s hard to know what to write after this awful, strange, demoralizing and frightening week. It would be easier if it were more than just one in a seemingly endless series of weeks like this. I’m exhausted. Don’t you feel it, too, this bitter, dragging exhaustion?

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July 26, 2017

Malloy Responds To Trump Declaration Regarding Transgender People In The Military

by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2017 12:54pm

Courtesy of the governor's staff Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is doing everything within his power to ensure Connecticut’s military doesn’t discriminate against gender identity or expression by signing an executive order reinforcing the state’s nondiscrimination policies.

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July 5, 2017

Advocates Say Political Climate Is Contributing To LGBTQ Discrimination

by Christine Stuart | July 5, 2017 2:05pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It wasn’t necessarily a call for more legislation Wednesday, but it was a call to action at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

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June 22, 2017

OP-ED | Protect Contraceptive Access in Connecticut

by Sarah Croucher | June 22, 2017 11:01pm

In January, female legislators in Connecticut proposed bills that would protect copay-free access to birth control for insurance plans in our state.

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