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December 22, 2014

OP-ED | The Year of Rebranding

by Barth Keck | December 22, 2014 10:12am

The Year of Rebranding — that’s what I’m calling 2014.

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December 19, 2014

OP-ED | Collapse Of The Tenet Deal An Ominous Sign

by Terry D. Cowgill | December 19, 2014 5:30am

The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.

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December 18, 2014

OP-ED | Torture and Police Shootings: Finding the Balance Between Liberty and Security

by Suzanne Bates | December 18, 2014 10:02pm

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Last week after the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program — more commonly called the “torture report” — former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden did the rounds on the cable and network news shows defending himself and others for the parts they played in the program in the years after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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OP-ED | A Transportation Wish List for 2015

by Susan Bigelow | December 18, 2014 8:00pm

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said that his big focus for 2015 is going to be transportation infrastructure. This is excellent news; our state has lagged behind in transportation for too long. We don’t yet know where he’ll focus transportation spending, so here’s a list of suggestions:

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OP-ED | Health IT In Connecticut - Learning From Mistakes

by Ellen Andrews | December 18, 2014 4:57pm

A wise advocate once told me that if I have a problem with wasting money, I should find a different profession. The latest example of that truth is HITE-CT, a quasi-public entity created in statute to develop a system of health information exchange (HIE) for our state. HITE-CT was dissolved by the legislature this year after wasting $4.3 million in federal grants and four years without accomplishing anything.

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December 16, 2014

OP-ED | High-stakes Health Care Battle In The Green Mountain State

by Wendell Potter | December 16, 2014 5:30am


Upcoming Financing Plan Will Reignite Debate Over Single-payer System In Vermont

Two weeks from now, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will describe how he thinks the country’s first state-based single payer system will be financed. Whether the Green Mountain State keeps moving forward with its goal of achieving universal coverage while also reducing the growth of health care spending depends largely on how the state’s residents and businesses react to what Shumlin has in mind.

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December 13, 2014

OP-ED | Omnibus? Try Ominous

by Sal Luciano | December 13, 2014 6:53pm

In case you missed it, there’s a monster lurking in our nation’s capital. It’s assumed the form of a 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion spending package written (allegedly) to avert another government shutdown.

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December 12, 2014

OP-ED | Rowland’s Desperate Attempt To Stay Relevant

by Terry D. Cowgill | December 12, 2014 5:30am

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Now that the greatest Connecticut political corruption trial of my generation has concluded and will likely result in significant jail time for the convict, I can relax, listen to WTIC and wait for its former employee’s sentencing, right?

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December 11, 2014

OP-ED | To Fix Redistricting for 2021, Legislature Must Start Now

by Susan Bigelow | December 11, 2014 8:12pm

Back in 2011 we had an opportunity to redraw our state’s congressional and legislative districts in a way that actually made sense. We blew it.

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December 5, 2014

OP-ED | Body Cameras are the Beginning, Not the End, of Police Reform

by Susan Bigelow | December 5, 2014 5:30am

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I’ll say it right away so there’s no confusion: police in the United States need to wear body cameras. They need to start wearing them right away, and they need to do so voluntarily. But that’s the easy part of police reform: the rest will be much, much harder.

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