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At an August 13 press conference on Union Station retail, the only specific transportation item discussed by Richard Andreski of Connecticut DOT was his agency's plans for a second parking garage. This was supposedly a conference on transit-oriented development! These latest comments add to a long line of episodes showcasing a stubborn bias toward automobiles and a disregard for competent delivery of mass transit service or construction projects.
If ever there was an issue warranting public debate and reform its our annual toll of about 14,000 gun homicides. Most involve deaths in our inner cities committed by single shot pistols and revolvers. We have more gun homicides than the entire developed western world. And our 300 million guns in civilian hands dwarfs gun ownership in the entire developed western world. Some 100 million were acquired illegally through the private markets or theft. And it's these weapons largely responsible for our grim annual gun homicide rate.
As incredibly disheartening and disappointing it is to read, "Reason and responsibility in child vaccinations" authored by Jan Taigen and State Rep. Christine Palm, it is not at all surprising. Jan and Christine manage to paint a picture filled with conflation and oversimplification at every turn, designed to immediately dismiss debate on the subject.
Jim Cameron seems to have missed his civics class in high school. In his most recent column, Cameron characterizes No Tolls CT as “bullies.” Perhaps he’s seen our billboards posted on the very highways Gov. Ned Lamont and Cameron want to toll, asking state residents to call their legislators and tell them “Vote for tolls, Lose at the polls.”
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