January 13, 2017
by Sarah Darer Littman | January 13, 2017 11:00am
A new year in America starts with another mass shooting. Are we going to repeat the same questions, then wait till the next time people die for no good reason except our inability to confront the consequences of conflicting policies?
by Susan Bigelow | January 13, 2017 9:00am
In the middle of the night on Thursday, Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted to take the first steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act before the end of the month. Connecticut must be ready to step in when the law finally dies.
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January 12, 2017
by Terry Cowgill | January 12, 2017 3:42pm
We knew it would come to this. The only question was when and how much. Though he has hinted he might accept a tax increase if it was forced upon him, Gov. Dannel Malloy doesn’t want to propose one in anticipation of a projected $1.5 billion budget deficit next year.
January 6, 2017
by Terry Cowgill | January 6, 2017 5:30am
January 5, 2017
by Susan Bigelow | January 5, 2017 5:30pm
Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a sunny, positive, or inspirational speech. The only thing to recommend Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seventh State of the State address is that his budget speech, to be delivered next month, will be a lot worse.
December 30, 2016
by Barth Keck | December 30, 2016 10:00am
December 29, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | December 29, 2016 3:00pm
Congressional Republicans are falling over themselves to repeal the Affordable Care Act with Scrooge-like joy. It’s as if ideology is more important to them than the fact that hardworking, self-employed taxpayers like my husband and myself could be denied health insurance.
by Susan Bigelow | December 29, 2016 5:30am
I took a few weeks off from writing this column, both to furiously edit a novel in preparation for a January deadline, and to try and take stock. The first of these tasks was easy; the book will be done on time, and I think it’s pretty good. But the second, that’s much harder.
I hardly know where to start with 2016, except to say that I can feel an entire cultural and political era slipping away as the year finally comes to a close.
December 23, 2016
by Barth Keck | December 23, 2016 6:55am
December 16, 2016
by Barth Keck | December 16, 2016 10:00am
At last week’s meeting, state Board of Education member Malia Sieve not only expressed her displeasure with the latest national science test results; she also called out her fellow board members’ Pollyannaish reactions to those results.