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October 19, 2014

OP-ED | On the Occasion of the Opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

by Edison Liu | October 19, 2014 9:03pm

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On Oct. 7, several hundred friends and supporters gathered for the grand opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus in Farmington. This will be the newest branch of The Jackson Laboratory — a nonprofit research institute that has been a pioneer in genetics research for 85 years.

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OP-ED | Joe Must Go

by Bob Margolis | October 19, 2014 8:21pm

It’s time for you to go, Joe. You’ve probably worked harder than anyone else in the race for governor, but in your heart you know you can’t win.

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October 17, 2014

OP-ED | Bipartisan Lack of Integrity Destroys Confidence in Political System

by Sarah Darer Littman | October 17, 2014 11:57am

Last Friday, I attended the funeral of a much-loved relative, a brilliant man who had a long, successful career as an international tax partner at a Big Four accounting firm. One thing that struck me while listening to a succession of moving eulogies, particularly as a political writer living in “Corrupticut,” was the number of times people used the word “integrity” in describing him.

Sadly, integrity is a trait that’s increasingly rare in politics. In fact, in the last 24 months, I’ve begun to despair that we will ever shed our state’s reputation for an ingrained culture of political malfeasance.

Integrity isn’t a partisan issue — or at least it shouldn’t be. I’m sick of hearing political figures decry corruption in the other party, while remaining silent about unethical folks in their own.

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OP-ED | Cut Out the Ebola Panic and Get Informed

by Susan Bigelow | October 17, 2014 9:27am

How quickly it all has come home. A few weeks ago we could forget about Ebola in our smug, self-satisfied, American way. After all, it was “over there,” in African countries we can never remember the names of, killing people whose lives we don’t value. But now this disease is right here in our own backyard, and it has our full attention.

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OP-ED | Voters Should Reject Nappier’s Phantom Candidacy

by Terry D. Cowgill | October 17, 2014 5:30am

Question: What kind of person would you want to steward upward of $30 billion in pension assets and manage a busy office of about a dozen people whose business it is to look after the retirement plans of about 194,000 workers?

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October 15, 2014

OP-ED | End Exemptions To Post-Election Audits

by Luther Weeks | October 15, 2014 10:27am

When auditing town expense accounts, would it make sense to exempt some departments? When inspecting trucks, would it make sense to exempt school buses? When inspecting restaurants, would it make sense to exempt diners? Any exemption is an opening for errors to go undetected and an opportunity for fraud.

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October 10, 2014

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Disappearing Middle Class

by Suzanne Bates | October 10, 2014 10:30am

This is one of the best times of year to walk through one of Connecticut’s pretty little towns, with the lingering smell of damp leaves and fair-trade coffee hanging in the chilled air.

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OP-ED | A Race In Which Nobody Wins

by Susan Bigelow | October 10, 2014 9:00am

If the last couple of polls are to be believed, Tom Foley has royally squandered a gift of an election, handing his lead back to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. This happened for two reasons: first, Tom Foley is a lousy candidate, and second, Dan Malloy is very good at attacking his opponent.

None of these are particularly inspiring reasons. Such is political life in 2014.

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OP-ED | In The Battle For Governor, Personality Matters

by Terry D. Cowgill | October 10, 2014 5:30am

For armchair political analysts such as yours truly, this year’s gubernatorial race between incumbent Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley has been a treasure trove of material.

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October 7, 2014

OP-ED | Obamacare Helps Millions, But Falls Short In Many Ways

by Wendell Potter | October 7, 2014 5:30am

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Per Capita Cost Of Care Still Higher Than In Other Nations

Although there is no shortage of critics of the Affordable Care Act — on the far left as well as the right — it’s hard to dispute that the law has benefited millions of Americans. And not just those who have become newly insured over the past year.

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