| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Prior to the Wednesday release of audio recordings of 911 calls made Dec. 14 from Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state's attorney for the Danbury region, Stephen Sedensky III, fought media requests for the recordings. Freedom-of-information advocates...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
NEW YORK — "Newtown 911, what's the location of your emergency?"
The voice on the other end shook with fear.
"Sandy Hook school," the woman said. "I think there's somebody shooting in here."
It was the first call received by police in Newtown,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The first 911 call to Newtown police came in at 9:35 a.m.:
“I think there's somebody shooting in here in Sandy Hook School,” a woman said, her voice shaking with fear.
“Why do you think that?” the dispatcher asks.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Watergate. Benghazi. The Kennedy assassination. The need for government transparency has been evident through the decades, as has the need for a tool to obtain documents and information to hold the government accountable.
The federal Freedom of...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON— The National Security Agency acknowledged that it repeatedly violated its own privacy guidelines in a now-defunct program to collect "to and from" data in American email, according to newly released documents that paint a picture of...
| Dec 24, 2013
With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:12 PM
HARTFORD — State House Republicans' chief of staff George Gallo resigned Thursday amid a federal investigation into whether GOP legislative candidates were improperly directed to use a Florida direct-mail and printing company — which...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:20 PM
As a teenager in the 1970s, I learned about the paranoid style of American politics from the Kennedy assassination. Between seventh grade, when I discovered the Warren Commission report, and my junior year in high school, when I wrote a term paper...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:08 AM
PEN American Center’s report “Chilling Effects,” officially released Tuesday morning, offers some disturbing data about the effect of government surveillance on free expression and self-censorship in the literary world. Of more than...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
The Malloy administration has created a far-flung network of private email accounts to conduct the public's business.
Instead of using the state's "ct.gov" email address that is assigned to each member of the administration, officials have used Gmail,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:50 PM
While most people were donning frightful masks last week to mark Halloween, state Democratic Party chairwoman Nancy DiNardo slipped — revealing her ugly philosophy of politics.
"In politics, nobody does something for nothing," DiNardo said,...