October 13, 2016
by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2016 5:30am
October 7, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | October 7, 2016 5:30am
The state of Connecticut during presidential campaigns sort of mirrors our reputation nationally: we’re boring. The land of steady habits hasn’t voted Republican since Greenwich native George Herbert Walker Bush was looking to succeed his boss, Ronald Reagan, in 1988. Most recently, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts, by a whopping 17 points in 2012.
April 8, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | April 8, 2016 9:00am
February 21, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 21, 2016 12:00pm
Deaths from heroin and opioids increased again in Connecticut last year, and suddenly everyone’s talking about it. Press releases on the topic went out last week from five of Connecticut’s seven Congressional delegates (Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and Reps. John Larson, Rosa DeLauro, and Joe Courtney).
January 22, 2016
by Cara Rosner | January 22, 2016 6:30am
Connecticut has the second-highest concentration of millionaires in the nation, according to a ranking out this week.
November 16, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2015 6:30am
October 30, 2015
by Sarah Darer Littman | October 30, 2015 9:00am
As of last week, I’m a member of one of the Connecticut’s greatest ironies: the largest municipal legislature in the nation in a town populated by people with deep distrust of anything run by government — the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting.
August 31, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | August 31, 2015 5:30am
With ads that harken back to the political and social tumult of the late 1960s, former senatorial and gubernatorial hopeful Ned Lamont has embarked on a campaign to rally support for a nuclear non-proliferation agreement with Iran as the deal awaits congressional approval.
November 5, 2014
by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | November 5, 2014 2:09am
October 17, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | October 17, 2014 11:57am
Last Friday, I attended the funeral of a much-loved relative, a brilliant man who had a long, successful career as an international tax partner at a Big Four accounting firm. One thing that struck me while listening to a succession of moving eulogies, particularly as a political writer living in “Corrupticut,” was the number of times people used the word “integrity” in describing him.
Sadly, integrity is a trait that’s increasingly rare in politics. In fact, in the last 24 months, I’ve begun to despair that we will ever shed our state’s reputation for an ingrained culture of political malfeasance.
Integrity isn’t a partisan issue — or at least it shouldn’t be. I’m sick of hearing political figures decry corruption in the other party, while remaining silent about unethical folks in their own.