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August 1, 2016

OP-ED | An RNC Education

by Molly Halper | August 1, 2016 9:00am

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I was told a thousand times when I found out I was going to the Republican National Convention that I would be witnessing history, but I never realized just how it sweeps you off your feet.

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December 23, 2015

OP-ED | State Should Switch to 401k to Keep Up With Younger Workers

by Thurston Powers | December 23, 2015 1:00pm

Recent news reports confirm what many have suspected for some time — young people are leaving Connecticut.

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November 12, 2015

OP-ED | Democrats Need To Get Serious About Bringing Young People Into The Party

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | November 12, 2015 10:30am

There’s no denying that the 2015 municipal elections were a setback for Connecticut Democrats.

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October 13, 2015

OP-ED | Post-Boehner Battle Shows Speaker Shouldn’t Be 2nd in Line for Presidential Succession

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | October 13, 2015 1:30pm

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Imagine the unimaginable — the president and vice president are both dead, gunned down by unknown assassins. Do you know who the president is?

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September 19, 2015

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

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | September 19, 2015 1:00pm

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 11, 2015

OP-ED | Whatever It Takes When It Comes To Gun Policy

by Jason Paul | September 11, 2015 9:58am

“Whatever it takes” means setting a standard and cleaning house.

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August 28, 2015

OP-ED | To Improve Democracy, Lower the Voting Age

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | August 28, 2015 8:00am

Why is our political system so shortsighted? On so many issues, from global warming to fiscal responsibility, our government seems focused on short-term benefits, while it ignores long-term consequences. Our infrastructure is falling apart, our schools are underfunded, and all the while special interests make out like bandits. Why?

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August 18, 2015

OP-ED | A Tale of Two Cities

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | August 18, 2015 4:30am

Democrats in Bristol were jubilant on the night of Nov. 6, 2001. On a ticket led by then-Mayor Frank Nicastro, the Democrats had won a clean sweep of the local races.

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July 21, 2015

OP-ED | GOP Would Benefit From ‘March Madness’ Debate Format In Crowded Field

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | July 21, 2015 9:29am


The first debate of the 2016 presidential election is just weeks away, and I for one am looking forward to it.

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June 29, 2015

OP-ED | In Charleston, Love Overcomes Hate

by Will Hermann | June 29, 2015 9:27am

Ten years ago, my family and I visited Charleston, South Carolina for the first time and found it to be one of the friendliest cities. It all started when we arrived at our hotel, where we received a warm welcome from the doorman, Charles. The next day, when we were out, exploring the city, we encountered a woman who gave us a palmetto rose and recommended that we visit the battery, located at the southern tip of the city, facing Fort Sumter. We followed her recommendation and got to see a spectacular view of the waterfront.

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