July 29, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | July 29, 2016 10:00am
by Sarah Darer Littman | July 29, 2016 8:00am
by Terry Cowgill | July 29, 2016 5:30am
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.
July 22, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | July 22, 2016 5:30am
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.
July 21, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | July 21, 2016 10:15am
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.
Tags: election 2016, radicalism, extremism, polarization, Susan Bigelow, dh
July 20, 2016
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.
Tags: Katharine Wade, Insurance Department, Anthem, Aetna, ConnectiCare, dh
July 19, 2016
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.
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.
July 18, 2016
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.
July 15, 2016
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?