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WASHINGTON -- Democratic control of the U.S. House has handed gavels to most of Connecticut's House members.
The debate over whether Connecticut should legalize recreational marijuana got heated at the State Capitol Wednesday as advocates opposing legalization held a press conference that was repeatedly interrupted by heckling pot supporters. “I believe we really do need to understand the impact that this could have on the state, on our kids, on our families,” said […]
Connecticut’s private, nonprofit social service agencies released an agenda Wednesday that includes further privatization of state-sponsored services.
Washington -- The latest victim of the partial government shutdown, now entering its second month, are the state's federal courts, at least its employees.
Abortion-rights advocates say they are on the offensive in Connecticut
With the 2019 General Assembly session upon us, the lens of the legislation will undoubtedly narrow to focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state including the budget, highway tolling, and the minimum wage. While it may seem reasonable to accept that exerting energies on these issues alone will help Connecticut and its citizens advance, it would mark a grossly missed opportunity.
Perhaps there was a time when journalism commanded such respect, but not anymore. While journalists have always been left of center, most took pride in their work, and accurately reported events free of political bias. The mantra of journalism once was, “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.”
American politics are polarized by a two-party system in which each major party appeals to those furthest from the center. This polarization has been credibly blamed for significant dysfunction in our government, and high citizen dissatisfaction. According to Michael Porter and Katherine Gehl, writing in a September 2017 white paper published by Harvard Business School, […]
Craig Hoffman's January 15 essay for building a wall is a Janus-faced argument. On one level, he argues that building a wall "will greatly reduce the importation of drugs, guns and human trafficking that currently occurs from Mexico." On the another level, Hoffman hides or fails to acknowledge that the source of his arguments is the "Build that Wall and Mexico will pay for it" slogan from 2016. That slogan feeds on a sinister, subliminal message that is divisive and obscene. Now that campaign slogan has turned into a presidential priority and it is painful and costly for those forced to work without pay.