November 22, 2015
by James H. Smith | November 22, 2015 4:57pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly are to be commended for their 2015 “Second Chance Society” legislation, reversing racist laws that filled our jails with nonviolent drug users, most of them African-American and Latino.
November 20, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | November 20, 2015 3:44pm
by Susan Bigelow | November 20, 2015 10:00am
This week Democratic leaders floated the possibility of suspending public financing of campaigns as a way to close the current budget gap. Even though they backed down under pressure, it’s just one more sign that the vital and necessary campaign finance reform laws passed after Gov. John G. Rowland’s resignation are being eroded down to nothing.
by Terry Cowgill | November 20, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut’s “period of permanent fiscal crisis,” so-called by Malloy administration budget chief Ben Barnes last fall, sounded like something of an exaggeration. Though he has recently renounced the comment, Barnes simply blurted out the truth when he used the now-famous phrase.
November 18, 2015
by Louis Reed | November 18, 2015 10:11am
November 17, 2015
by Barth Keck | November 17, 2015 10:15pm
November 13, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | November 13, 2015 9:00am
I’ve seen a lot of hand-wringing about college and university students over the past few years, from a kind of sneering worry over trigger warnings in class to pious denouncements of what they see as attacks on free speech.
But I don’t buy it. When I look at protests and actions led by students of color around the country, I see the difficult birth of what I hope will be a better future.
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by Terry Cowgill | November 13, 2015 5:30am
These are dark days for free speech and campus journalism. Just in the last few years, there have been countless examples of campus strife over who can say what and when. One of the latest concerns Wesleyan University in Middletown, where the student government has retaliated against The Argus for publishing an op-ed that was moderately critical of the Black Lives Matter movement.
November 12, 2015
by Sarah Darer Littman | November 12, 2015 5:23pm
While millions of SuperPAC dollars are being spent to convince voters that job losses in Connecticut are all the fault of greedy unions and high taxation, I’d like to draw your attention to the “man behind the curtain” — a program they’d rather we don’t look at, which has contributed to a loss of thousands of jobs in our state and depressed middle class incomes: namely, H1B visas being used by outsourcing companies to export American jobs.
by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | November 12, 2015 10:30am