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November 26, 2014

OP-ED | Court Case Pushed By Think Tank Could Leave Uninsured Out In The Cold

by Wendell Potter | November 26, 2014 5:58pm

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Supremes To Decide Challenge To Obamacare Based On A Single Sentence

At least four million Americans will rejoin the ranks of the uninsured — and consequently lose access to affordable health care — if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of Obamacare in a case that hinges on the interpretation of a single sentence in the law. But if that’s the price that has to be paid to impose an ideology that worships the so-called free market no matter what the cost, so be it, say the folks at a libertarian influence shop in Washington.

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November 21, 2014

OP-ED | Early Childhood Education is Not the Panacea You Might Think It Is

by Suzanne Bates | November 21, 2014 10:00am

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The early childhood lobby wants you to believe that getting children in school a year earlier is going to lead to big educational gains for our schoolchildren — especially our economically disadvantaged schoolchildren — but the research does not support that claim.

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OP-ED | Looking Beyond Connecticut’s Borders

by Susan Bigelow | November 21, 2014 8:00am

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If you live in Connecticut you live with — and surprisingly close to — state borders. In fact, no matter where you go in our state, you’re never more than about 50 miles away from either New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. So why do we continually treat the state lines as if they’re the edge of the world?

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Journey From Porcupine To Alfred E. Neuman

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 21, 2014 5:30am

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It’s breathtaking the extent to which candidates for office will go to hide bad news. In Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s case, it’s not immediately clear whether, in advance of his re-election this month, he deliberately hid from view a projected budget deficit of almost $100 million, but the timing is certainly convenient.

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November 17, 2014

OP-ED | 3 Suggestions on Education Policy for the Governor’s Second Term

by Barth Keck | November 17, 2014 12:15pm

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As he ponders an education policy for his second term as governor, Dannel P. Malloy would do well to talk to a few teachers first.

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November 14, 2014

OP-ED | Sandy Hook Commission Homeschool Proposal: Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken

by Camden Archambeau | November 14, 2014 2:16pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: Introducing Camden Archambeau, a 13-year-old student writer and thinker in Sarah Darer Littman’s essay class at the Writopia Lab.

shutterstock In the wake of the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people were killed by Adam Lanza, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy formed a commission to review and reform policy regarding public safety, especially on school safety, gun violence, and mental health.

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ANALYSIS | Republicans Swing and Miss in the 4th and 5th Congressional Districts

by Susan Bigelow | November 14, 2014 8:25am

On a night where Democrats got tossed out of Congress all over the country, Connecticut’s five Democrats held firm. How did that happen, and can Republicans ever hope to win a Connecticut congressional seat again?

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OP-ED | No Republican Wave Hit 990 Prospect Avenue

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 14, 2014 5:30am

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In the face of a national Republican landslide that punished incumbents in the midterm elections, Connecticut stayed true to its nickname.

At least in the executive branch, the Land Steady of Habits bucked the trend that made life miserable for Democrats. We returned an unpopular incumbent Democratic governor to office and re-elected every constitutional officer and member of Congress — all of whom were Democrats. What Republican wave, you ask?

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November 13, 2014

OP-ED | Modern Republican Party: A Blueprint For Prosperity and Success

by John Lucarelli | November 13, 2014 12:12pm

Republicans need not be disappointed in the outcome of this past local election. After major defeats in all levels of government again, it is time for a new chapter of Republicanism in the state of Connecticut. A time to reflect on what we have learned and truly embrace the philosophical change for which we have been searching for the better part of a decade.

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November 12, 2014

OP-ED | Connecticut Students Deserve Better Performing Schools

by Jennifer Alexander | November 12, 2014 5:30am

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Our state’s recent gubernatorial contest rightly featured a robust back and forth over the health and funding of Connecticut’s K-12 education system. As a parent and education advocate, I could not be happier to see these issues on full display, because I know how important great schools are to the civic and economic future of our state.

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