| May 20, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Sen. Mitch McConnell's easy victory over his tea party opponent in Kentucky's Republican primary Tuesday presents a tidy storyline: the establishment strikes back.
In the primary season so far, McConnell and fellow GOP incumbents have successfully out-...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:12 AM
I heard them behind me.
"Eehehh!" they said quietly.
I glanced over my shoulder and saw two white girls responding to an interracial kiss on the screen.
I presumed in the darkness of the movie theater, they did not notice my color. Or perhaps what...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:58 PM
To read a recent Gallup Poll, you'd think half of the people in Connecticut would pick up stakes to move elsewhere if they could. But beneath the headline-grabbing numbers are surprises and subtleties that paint a more nuanced picture.
In the poll, 49...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:08 PM
A recent editorial on a Gallup Poll, "Not Crazy About Connecticut," missed the mark. (See courant.com/notmoving.)
The Courant editorial said that high taxes were the lowest-ranking reason that respondents gave for wanting to leave Connecticut. A greater...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The vast majority of Ukrainian voters oppose Russian military intervention in their country, even in the east and south where large Russian minorities live, a U.S.-funded poll by a Gallup affiliate showed Thursday.
The April 3-12 survey of 1,200...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:18 PM
There may be no atheists in foxholes, but there soon will be a few humanists. The U.S. Army has heeded the plea of Maj. Ray Bradley that he (and others of his kind) receive a “preference code” similar to those accorded to members of...
| Feb 3, 2014
Note The Tribune will live-stream the GOP gubernatorial forum/debate at 1 p.m., watch later in the day for our video recap and analysis that will include the results of this poll: Illinois' minimum wage figures to be a big issue......
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:14 PM
The Republican Party is at a critical crossroads. The country's tenuous economic future has Americans yearning for effective fiscal policy while limiting the role of government in our personal lives. These principles once defined the GOP, and it is time...
| Sep 15, 2013
President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't have been.
Americans have almost always been reluctant to go to war. In 1939, polls showed...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:21 PM
More Americans have negative views of Russian President Vladimir Putin than at any time since he came to power in 2000, and a majority now see Russia as no friend of the United States, a Gallup poll released Wednesday indicated.
The survey conducted...
| Nov 22, 2013
It's no surprise that Republicans in the Senate are unhappy with the Democrats' historic decision Thursday to eliminate the filibuster for most confirmations of presidential nominees. But if the GOP were to retaliate by finding other ways to slow or...