| May 16, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Everything you need to know about what's wrong with the Republican Party in Connecticut can be summed up in the following true statement: They had their state nominating convention this weekend at the Mohegan Sun.
A casino is not a good place to get...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:24 AM
There are a host of primaries on Tuesday in states across the country, but for one that shows just how effective money can be in politics, look no further than Pennsylvania.
Four Democrats are competing to run against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, widely...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:27 PM
State leaders said weather delayed the opening of the year's legislative session from Wednesday to Thursday. I'm not so sure. Democrat and Working Families Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was still serving the detention imposed on him by the state's public school...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:30 AM
In a shock for WWE fans, James Hellwig, better known as The Ultimate Warrior, died on Tuesday. He was 54.
Hellwig's death was unexpected, considering he had just appeared on WWE's "Monday Night Raw" on April 7, and was inducted into the company's Hall of...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The sudden death of the Ultimate Warrior on Tuesday night in Scottsdale, Ariz., has left the pro wrestling world stunned, with many sending out tweets of condolences after hearing the news. A sampling:
We are all so sad that the Ultimate Warrior has...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen.
Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Once upon a time (like just a few years ago), Connecticut's public campaign finance system had the look of a bright knight on a white horse guarding a goddess of political purity who held aloft a torch to light the way for other states.
We'd done away...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Last year, Barack Obama won reelection in spite of — not because of — his first term as president, and he had Republican hard-liners to thank for the victory. Connecticut's Dannel Malloy has to be hoping that same formula will rescue him.
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:13 PM
U.S. Senate seats in Connecticut open rarely. One of those opportunities for change occurs this year, with the retirement of independent DemocratJoseph I. Liebermanafter four terms — 24 years — in office.
The Courant's editorial board...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 2:10 PM
In a big boost to U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon and a blow to former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, six former state Republican chairmen on Thursday all endorsed McMahon.
The independently wealthy McMahon doesn't need any money from the chairs, but she...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Most eyes were fixed last week on the results of a new Public Policy Poll showing Democrat Chris Murphy beating Republicans Chris Shays and Linda McMahon in the 2012 contest for Joe Lieberman 's U.S. Senate seat.
While that horse race is just getting...