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November 11, 2016

OP-ED | In The Social Media Wars, Truth Is The First Casualty

by Terry Cowgill | November 11, 2016 5:30am

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Hillary Clinton may have lost the presidential election but it appears the real casualty in the partisan wars was the truth, which during the presidential campaign took quite a drubbing — not only among the candidates themselves but in what passes for political discourse in the social media echo chamber. Or if you’re picking winners instead of losers, listen to my colleague Barth Keck, who says the grand victor was confirmation bias.

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November 10, 2016

OP-ED | And the Winner Is . . . Confirmation Bias

by Barth Keck | November 10, 2016 9:00am

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The 2016 election is history — mercifully — and Donald Trump will be our next president. While the GOP candidate might have garnered enough votes to take the win, I believe there’s an even bigger winner this year.

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November 4, 2016

Listen to Today’s Newscast!

by Christine Stuart | November 4, 2016 8:43am

If you are one of our email subscribers or you listen to WDRC AM, you might already be aware of this — CTNewsJunkie is now on the radio.

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October 17, 2016

Boughton Takes Steps Toward 2018 With PAC Support For Republicans

by Christine Stuart | October 17, 2016 1:56pm

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is using the nearly $4,000 he raised through his political action committee to support Republican candidates for House and Senate with a one-minute YouTube video.

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September 23, 2016

OP-ED | Striking A Pose For Openness And Efficiency?

by Terry Cowgill | September 23, 2016 4:29am

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Two stories surfaced last week that shed light on the way state government operates and the low regard some officials have for those who act as watchdogs for the people.

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August 19, 2016

OP-ED | Sexism, the Olympics, and Politics

by Barth Keck | August 19, 2016 4:30am

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Here we go again. Already exasperated from charges that the dominance of his UConn women’s basketball team might be “bad for the sport,” head coach Geno Auriemma was asked a similar question regarding his U.S. women’s Olympic team.

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August 9, 2016

OP-ED | A Lesson in Humility, Much Needed

by Barth Keck | August 9, 2016 9:00am

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The political scene in 2016 is so wacky that it’s hard to separate fact from fiction from fantasy.

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August 2, 2016

Recovery School Documentary Well Received In Branford

by Jack Kramer | August 2, 2016 2:30pm

Jack Kramer photo Moviegoers in Branford Monday were moved by a film that tracked a recovery high school in Houston and were hopeful it would kick start efforts to establish a similar school in Connecticut.

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July 21, 2016

OP-ED | American Divorce

by Susan Bigelow | July 21, 2016 9:15am

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Recently, a young man I was speaking with discovered I wrote about politics. “Which side?” he immediately asked. I hemmed and hawed, mumbling something about fairness. “Yeah, but which side?” he pressed. I admitted to favoring the left most of the time, and this satisfied him.

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July 11, 2016

OP-ED | Real Differences, Not Political Correctness, Divide America

by Barth Keck | July 11, 2016 4:30am

Connecticut radio personality Gary Craig of WTIC-FM (96.5) made news recently after posting a video of Hartford’s Latino Festival. Just over a minute in length, the video features Craig feigning ignorance about the event as he offers first-person “commentary.”

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