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July 28, 2014

OP-ED | Now Might Be a Good Time to Press That Panic Button, Dan

by Susan Bigelow | July 28, 2014 1:01pm


The governor’s race may have just come unknotted, if a new poll is to be believed.

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July 25, 2014

OP-ED | Hartford Ballpark: Good for Region, Bad for City?

by Susan Bigelow | July 25, 2014 11:00am

Hartford may not get that stadium after all, thanks to a bumbling city government and fierce opposition from residents. This might be a good thing for the city, even though it’s a loss for the region.

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OP-ED | Another Week, Another Scandal

by Sarah Darer Littman | July 25, 2014 10:00am

Another week, and another education scandal here in the Nutmeg State. The FBI served subpoenas on charter school operator FUSE last Friday morning, and shortly after their visit Hartford Courant reporters found the receptionist shredding documents. “Asked what was being shredded, she said the documents were associated with the state-subsidized Jumoke charter schools.” Obstruction of justice, anyone?

Meanwhile, after the notoriously opaque state Department of Education declined to issue reporters a copy of their own FBI-issued subpoena, the Courant received this statement Monday from Department of Education spokeswoman Kelly Donnelly: “We have been assured that the department is not a subject of this investigation.” Okay then. That’s clear.

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OP-ED | Here’s One Easy Budget Cut: Abolish The Lieutenant Governor’s Office

by Terry D. Cowgill | July 25, 2014 5:30am

Few things are certain in life, or so the saying goes, beyond death and taxes. But I’ve found another truism you can take to the bank. The office of the lieutenant governor should be dismantled, abolished, and dispatched by voters to where it belongs: in the dustbin of Connecticut’s sordid political history.

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July 23, 2014

OP-ED | Giving Adoptees and Their Kids the Rights They Deserve

by Bill Finch | July 23, 2014 8:38am

I’m a proud father of four kids. So when the doctor asks for our family medical history, why does the government keep that information locked away? I may be the mayor of our state’s largest city, but because of outdated laws, I’m just another adoptee who is treated as a second-class citizen.

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July 22, 2014

OP-ED | ‘Solutions’ For Broken Schools Are Simple . . . Except In The Real World

by Barth Keck | July 22, 2014 11:00am

Schools are broken. We have to fix them. What can we possibly do?

Well, the fundamental job of schools is performed by teachers. So teachers must be the problem. Let’s fix the teachers.

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July 21, 2014

OP-ED | All Eyes On England

by Valerie Dugan | July 21, 2014 10:00am

With a huge percentage of Connecticut’s economy dependent upon the defense and aerospace industries, all eyes turned toward England over the past week.

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July 18, 2014

OP-ED | Fix the Process

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | July 18, 2014 2:40pm

Soon we will be inundated with messages all saying the wrong thing.

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OP-ED | State Needs to Prioritize How It Spends Transportation Money

by Suzanne Bates | July 18, 2014 1:00pm

With Connecticut coming in last or nearly last on so many nationwide lists, we may be numb to another dose of bad news. But this week’s report that we are tied for last place for our poor road quality demands action.

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OP-ED | Why the ‘Outsider’ Argument is Bogus - And Why it Works

by Susan Bigelow | July 18, 2014 8:22am

Stop me if you’ve seen this political ad before: Dark skies threaten, ominous music plays, and a picture of an opponent with the label “career politician” or “insider” appears. But then the scene shifts to the healthy blue-sky outdoors, we hear happy music, and we see our candidate, an “outsider” who will clean up politics in the corrupt, decadent capital.

It’s a tired, worn-out message, and yet some version of this ad gets made dozens of times per election cycle.

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