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July 29, 2016

OP-ED | The Last Flight from Brainard

by Susan Bigelow | July 29, 2016 10:00am

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Who needs a small urban airport, anyway? Not, apparently, Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford, who has advocated shutting down Brainard Airport, located in the city’s South Meadows, so the city can develop the land.

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OP-ED | Stuck Between Corrupt and the Stone Age

by Sarah Darer Littman | July 29, 2016 8:00am

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Political analyst Stuart Rothenberg tweeted recently that he is old enough to remember the Republican Party. He has 15 years on me, but I’m old enough to remember, too.

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OP-ED | State GOPers Run Away From ‘Banana Republicans’

by Terry Cowgill | July 29, 2016 5:30am

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While Connecticut Democrats came away largely satisfied and united as their national party’s convention ended this week, many of their Republican counterparts were grinning and bearing it the week before, as the GOP convention delegates adopted one of the most socially conservative platforms in memory and many key speakers attacked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton rather than say anything nice about their own guy, Donald Trump.

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July 22, 2016

OP-ED | Rhode Island Tweaks Connecticut Again

by Terry Cowgill | July 22, 2016 5:30am

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Rhode Island is at it again. It’s only been a little more than three months since the Providence Journal published a scathing editorial that took aim at Connecticut’s unfunded state employee pension liability and the abject failure on the part of elected officials here to adequately confront it.

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July 21, 2016

OP-ED | American Divorce

by Susan Bigelow | July 21, 2016 10:15am

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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 20, 2016

OP-ED | Rate Review Hearings: A Public Look into Health Insurance Premiums

by Katharine Wade | July 20, 2016 11:04am

The Connecticut Insurance Department’s prime mission is consumer protection. Helping consumers understand what drives health insurance rates is critical to the larger picture of how we can all work together to address rising health care costs.

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July 19, 2016

OP-ED | Will A Campaign That Refuses to Acknowledge Obvious Plagiarism Be Accountable In Office?

by Barth Keck | July 19, 2016 9:51pm

I’ve been thinking lately about a certain encounter I had with a student early in my teaching career.

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OP-ED | Candidates Must Commit to Saving Social Security

by Nora Duncan | July 19, 2016 5:30am

There is a pressing need for our presidential and congressional candidates to declare a commitment toward updating and saving Social Security. Doing nothing to keep Social Security strong and solvent is not an option. If our nation’s leaders don’t act, future retirees could lose up to $10,000 a year.

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July 18, 2016

OP-ED | To Dream or Not to Dream

by Mark Ojakian | July 18, 2016 5:30am

As leaders in Higher Education, we understand that education is intrinsically connected to achieving the American Dream. At Connecticut State College and Universities (CSCU), a system of public institutions, we educate approximately 90,000 students a year, the majority of whom live and work in in our state.

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July 15, 2016

OP-ED | Dan Malloy, Bernie Sanders, and the Most Progressive Democratic Platform Ever

by Susan Bigelow | July 15, 2016 10:00am

Every four years, delegates gather to draft platforms for their respective parties, creating documents that will eventually be approved by their conventions and then ignored by everybody. So why does this year’s Democratic platform matter?

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