| May 29, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed a slate of tough gun control measures that would subject gun shops to strict monitoring, including video surveillance of all purchases, in an effort to stem violence in a city beset with an unusually high number...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Nearly 1,000 people marched two miles across the Brooklyn Bridge to New York's City Hall on Saturday to rally against gun violence.
Once the marchers reached City Hall, they heard speeches by Shannon Watts, the head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Adam McKay uses Twitter prodigiously -- to engage with fans about "Anchorman 2" or Funny or Die clips, or just to write jokes as he did in his "SNL" days.
"I like Twitter, it's accessible, it's simple, yet you can make it dense. It's political, it's...
| Mar 27, 2014
Fifteen months ago, as the nation recoiled in horror from the massacre of 20 children and six adults by a mentally ill man armed with three semiautomatic weapons, there were firm proclamations that this time would be different. The violence at that...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:00 PM
There are five well-known stages of grief, from denial and anger through bargaining and depression. As the first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing approaches, the city is moving toward the final stage: acceptance.
As part of that process, the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:13 PM
There is renewed conversation about whether schools should arm teachers and administrators or let them carry concealed weapons. A school shooting in New Mexico last week in which two students were injured was the 30th since the Newtown massacre on Dec....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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President Barack Obama vowed to reduce gun violence in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, but mentioned guns only once. “I have seen the courage of parents,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The General Assembly should reject the recommendations adopted last week by the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know.
If the legislature adopts the recommendations of this panel, of which I was a member, it will make it easier for...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Open government — a democratic idea hopefully still prized in Connecticut — has taken a devastating hit here in the past three years.
Government accountability has been threatened by the powerful, shaking the public's trust.
A top item in...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:28 AM
A judge is weighing whether to make public the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Painful as they undoubtedly are, he should.
The state official in charge of the (long delayed) investigation is fighting to keep them private, but...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn't take the cookie-cutter approach in choosing a new commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to succeed Reuben F. Bradford.
This week Mr. Malloy introduced Dora B. Schriro, 63, who has no...