| Dec 1, 2013
Some high-ranking state officials continue to plunder their credibility in their quest to shut the public out of the people's business. The assault on the public's sensibilities reached a Captain Queeg-like level of madness with the release of Danbury...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Let's give State's Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III the benefit of the doubt and assume that he is a nice guy whose instinct to protect the families of Sandy Hook victims is so strong that, for no other reason, he attempted to bend the laws of the state...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:15 AM
In the winter, Chicagoans complain about the slippery sidewalks, the snow plows not moving fast enough and freezing cold subzero temperatures.
And of course, they complain about dibs.
Some drivers believe that parking spot is theirs because they dug...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:48 PM
Some lethal emails revealed by The Courant last week interrupted the genial flow expected in the week ahead. Trouble grows in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's promiscuous grant-and-loan business.
The public and federal criminal investigators are getting a look...