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March 3, 2015

OP-ED | Obamacare Opponents Should Be Careful What They Wish For

by Wendell Potter | March 3, 2015 9:24pm

“Obamacare is a train wreck, and that’s actually not fair to train wrecks.”

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OP-ED | Inhofe’s Actions Show Why Critical Thinking Is Crucial

by Barth Keck | March 3, 2015 9:01pm

James Inhofe is not a high school science teacher. Good thing.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Union Members Should Be Held to Same Rules at Legislative Hearings

by Suzanne Bates | February 26, 2015 10:30pm

The hundreds of union members who crowded into the Middletown city hall this week to protest legislation they say will mean less money in their pockets made it clear who they thought was on their side and who wasn’t.

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OP-ED | Who’s Afraid of the Minor Leagues?

by Susan Bigelow | February 26, 2015 9:24pm


Last week Hartford officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new minor league home of the New Britain Rock Cats, who will move to the city in time for the start of the 2016 season.

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OP-ED | Alert! We are Under Attack! This is Not a Test

by Scott Minnick | February 26, 2015 6:26pm

Our society accepts the sad fact that in our free-market democracy, money influences politicians.

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OP-ED | ‘Socialized’ or Not, Britain’s Health Care System is Superior

by Wendell Potter | February 26, 2015 5:06pm

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America is the home of the brave, they say, but a lot of us brave folks are terrified of the way the British do health care.

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OP-ED | Resident State Trooper Program A Low-Hanging Fruit

by Terry Cowgill | February 26, 2015 4:16pm

It goes without saying that the best way to approach budget cutting is to take no prisoners. Unfortunately, that simple principle is easier to declare in state government than it is to practice.

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OP-ED | The SBAC Tests Are Coming ... and Now They Count!

by John Bestor | February 26, 2015 4:00pm

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As local school districts attempt to explain to parents of students the purpose and value of the government-mandated, highly controversial, newly designed testing system that will be imposed upon their children in grades 3 through 8 and 11 this spring, perhaps we should begin to ask questions to better understand whether we want our children to participate in this questionable educational undertaking.

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February 23, 2015

OP-ED | Elimination of ‘Public Option’ Threw Consumers to the Insurance Wolves

by Wendell Potter | February 23, 2015 1:25pm

When members of Congress caved to demands from the insurance industry and ditched their plan to establish a “public option” health plan, the lawmakers also ditched one of their favorite talking points, that a government-run plan was necessary to “keep insurers honest.”

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February 19, 2015

OP-ED | Governor’s Budget Ignores Evidence, Hits Vulnerable

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 19, 2015 9:10pm

Last week, after two years of hearing testimony, the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission issued its draft report.

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