November 29, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | November 29, 2013 9:17am
After substantial delays, the final report on the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown was released this week. It’s harrowing reading, perhaps most of all because it offers so few answers for why this tragedy happened.
Tags: Newtown, newtown massacre, newtown victims, gun control, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Jason Paul | November 29, 2013 6:30am
Today is Black Friday and the stores are doubtlessly mobbed. This season a rash of stores will have opened on Thanksgiving Day proper. The holiday was late this year, giving retailers a more condensed window before Christmas. Also, once you start opening stores at midnight on Friday, moving it up four hours to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day isn’t much of a stretch. One could argue about where the line should be. It might be a good idea to prevent stores from opening until midnight Thursday.
Yet, once the discussion becomes the line, we’ve already lost the fight.
Tags: thanksgiving, black friday, consumerism, greed, impatience, Jason Paul, dh
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 29, 2013 5:29am
Most capitalists have an abiding belief that the private sector operates with greater efficiency than the government. And they’re largely correct. Government doesn’t have to worry as much about the bottom line and thus is less oriented toward fiscal prudence. Government, for example, often offers above-market compensation packages to its employees.
Tags: CRRA, quasi-public, thomas meskill, enron, Thomas Kirk, Terry Cowgill, dh
November 27, 2013
by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy | November 27, 2013 12:53pm
November 26, 2013
by Abby Anderson | November 26, 2013 10:13am
Most of us are preparing to gather with friends and family and give thanks for each other and the feast before us. I also give thanks that I was never caught up in the juvenile justice system. Admittedly, I was a pretty straight arrow as a kid, a church-going, soccer-playing, volunteering honor student. And yes, on some level I chose to be those things. But the circumstances of my life made the choices easier, and that is nothing short of a blessing. Actually, a long list of blessings:
November 25, 2013
by Peter Rothstein | November 25, 2013 9:16am
When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection finalized its comprehensive energy strategy earlier this year, they set Connecticut on a direct path to a cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable energy. The strategy stands to reduce energy costs for the state’s residents and businesses and positions Connecticut as a true clean energy leader.
November 22, 2013
by Heath W. Fahle | November 22, 2013 4:29pm
One might think that the most important days in the history of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, would already be in the past. The law certainly has already had highs and lows.
Tags: health care, heath w. fahle, ACA, obamacare, connecticut, Kathleen Sebelius, dh
by Susan Bigelow | November 22, 2013 8:52am
It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means a day of home, family, togetherness and, if you’re unlucky enough to have a job at one of an increasing number of retailers, going in to work that evening.
Tags: wages, minimum wage, fast food, Black Friday, retail, workers, workers' rights, labor, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 22, 2013 5:30am
Fifty years ago today I was a runny-nosed first-grader squirming in Mrs. Bramlett’s dusty classroom at Umphrey Lee Elementary School in the Oak Cliff section of Dallas. About an hour and a half after lunch we were told the president had been shot and killed, the victim of an assassin’s bullets in downtown Dallas.
Tags: jfk, terry cowgill, dh
November 21, 2013
by Barth Keck | November 21, 2013 11:14pm