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  • The EU tortoise makes a move

    So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
  • Counter Intelligence: The Hart & the Hunter makes angelic biscuits

    Counter Intelligence: The Hart & the Hunter makes angelic biscuits
    The first thing anybody is going to tell you about the Hart & the Hunter, the restaurant in the new Fairfax District Palihotel, is that you should get the biscuits, which come four to an order and are served on a board. And you should get the biscuits,...
  • An end is in sight to the endless stories about endless debates

     
    Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this before. Because you probably have. There’s a move afoot in the U.S. Senate to reform the filibuster. But this time — No, really, wait! Don’t leave! — this time, it might actually...
  • Geno Smith plummeting after hot start, he still has shot at redemption

    Geno Smith plummeting after hot start, he still has shot at redemption
    Everybody knows the story of the tortoise and the hare. It's one of Aesop's Fables in which a much-faster hare challenges a tortoise to a race. After jumping out to a big lead, the hare decides to take a nap and awakens to find the slow moving tortoise...
  • The citizen and the government

    In the Aesop Fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant," there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other. As the story goes, the lazy grasshopper wiles away his summer days singing and hopping and having an all-around good time...
  • The Obama hare and Romney the tortoise

    The 2012 race has turned into one of Aesop's classic fables. After each new media blitz against the no-frills Mitt Romney, a far cooler President Obama races ahead three or four points in the polls -- only to fall back to about even as the attention...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Searching for a surrogate

    Jonah Goldberg: Searching for a surrogate
    Watching Bill Clinton act as Barack Obama's "No. 1 surrogate," in the words of National Public Radio, is as exquisitely painful as watching a runaway monkey with a paintball gun at a museum. Most of the pundits have focused on Mr. Clinton's motivations...
  • Searching for a surrogate

    Watching Bill Clinton act as Barack Obama's "No. 1 surrogate," in the words of National Public Radio, is as exquisitely painful as watching a runaway monkey with a paintball gun at a museum. Most of the pundits have focused on Clinton's motivations for...
  • About those stones

    About those stones
    There are nearly 150 fragments of famous structures and historic sites from around the world and all 50 states embedded in Tribune Tower. These pieces of history reflect the aspirations of the Tribune Tower's creators: To make the fledging skyscraper one...
  • Musical Comedy Premiere Highlights Hartford Stage's 50th

    A world premiere of an original musical comedy, two classic performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater’s five artistic directors and a “rejuvenated” “A Christmas Carol” will be among the highlights of Hartford Stage&...
  • Hartford Stage's 50th Season Includes Premiere of Musical Comedy, Classics

    A premiere of an original musical comedy, two classics performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater's five artistic directors, and a "rejuvenated" Dickens' favorite are highlights of Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary season beginning in September....