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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Stand Against Trump’s Deportation Plans

by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 10:00am

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The Trump era is a time of cruelty and fear. The president’s administration has gutted Obamacare, removed vital environmental protections, and rescinded federal protections for transgender children. The biggest targets so far, though, have been immigrants, especially undocumented persons and refugees.

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OP-ED | Manners, Empathy, and Respect for Others - What Some Call ‘Political Correctness’

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 24, 2017 8:00am

This week we learned that the alleged “family values” party does actually draw the line somewhere. The Conservative Political Action Conference first invited, then dis-invited Milo Yiannopoulos after an interview emerged in which he made bizarre and revolting comments about pedophilia.

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February 23, 2017

OP-ED | The Ideology of Critical Thinking

by Barth Keck | February 23, 2017 8:00am

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I’ve been teaching high school English in Connecticut for 26 years. It is my job, first and foremost, to help teenagers develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. In addition, I teach Journalism, Media Literacy, and Advanced Placement English, allowing me to share my passion for media and language.

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February 22, 2017

Malloy Issues Guidelines In Response To Trump Immigration Orders

by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 7:14pm

CTnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT – Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent Connecticut school superintendents and police chiefs guidelines Wednesday on how to handle the Trump administration’s pronouncements and orders regarding undocumented immigrants.

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National Popular Vote Proponents Use Recent Election As Momentum

by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 1:30pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — State Democratic lawmakers, surrounded by supporters, called on Connecticut to join the list of states to abandon the Electoral College to elect the president and replace it with a National Popular Vote.

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February 21, 2017

Murphy: Muslim Ban, Trump’s Coziness With Russia Discussed At Length During Security Conference

by Jack Kramer | February 21, 2017 3:11pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, just back from an annual security conference in Munich, said “it is hard to over-hype how badly America’s image and influence has been damaged” since President Donald Trump took office.

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February 15, 2017

OP-ED | When the Russians Come Calling

by Susan Bigelow | February 15, 2017 5:07pm

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It suddenly feels like the bad old days of the Cold War around here, and for good reason. Russia, led by President Vladimir Putin, is constantly and aggressively testing the strength and resolve of the NATO alliance. But unlike the 1980s, the United States has no clear policy on Russia, has weak and vacillating leadership, and is entirely unpredictable.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Tell Trump To Act After Russian Spy Ship Is Spotted Off Coast

by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2017 1:09pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo Connecticut’s Congressional delegation was quick to sound the alarm bells Wednesday morning when it confirmed a Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov was spotted 30 miles off the coast of the Groton submarine base.

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February 14, 2017

Southern Students Study Trump Presidency In Real Time

by Jack Kramer | February 14, 2017 12:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT – The dozen students who are taking a new political science course at Southern Connecticut State University focused on the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency all agree there has been no shortage of material to discuss the first few weeks of the semester.

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February 10, 2017

How The Federal Healthcare Debate Is Shaking Out In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2017 5:30am

David Orcea via shutterstock There’s nearly $2 billion in federal funds at stake if the Republican Congress and President Donald Trump move forward with some of the health care changes they’re contemplating as replacements for Obamacare.

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