| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In the age of Twitter, Nan Rich offers nuanced ideas instead of sound bites. In an era when every election seems to break spending records, she has little cash in her campaign account. In a culture driven by personality, she's more policy wonk.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Republicans love listening to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio.
It’s easy to see why. The speech he delivered Wednesday to the Palm Beach Republican Club – a variation on remarks he’s been honing for years – was at times inspirational and...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 5:28 PM
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie romped to an easy reelection in this blue-leaning state Tuesday, according to Associated Press projections, appealing to voters across ideologies after a race that set him up for a potential presidential...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:01 PM
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may have spent the better part of the last two weeks apologizing for "Bridgegate," but now, it seems, the apologies are over.
In a 20-minute inaugural address in an auditorium at the War Memorial in...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:15 AM
They are mad. Defiant. Hopeful. Healing.
They are the runners of the Boston Marathon, 36,000 Boston Strong. They are the volunteers. The spectators. The first responders and medical people. The photographers, the race officials and timers.
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:47 AM
Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960.
The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Credit House Speaker Brendan Sharkey with taking on one of the most serious problems facing the state — its over-reliance on the property tax to pay for government services.
This antiquated system sets town against town, increases sprawl and...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:50 PM
NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise."
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
No college or university administrator would consider condoning illiteracy, dishonesty, fallacious logic or bigotry. Let's help them add tobacco to this list by taxing colleges that condone its use.
College is supposed to be challenging. But at the...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Silly me. I thought American colleges were bastions of free speech, where faculty and students believe in "the marketplace of ideas."
Not at Haverford College, Smith College or Rutgers University.
Each of these institutions of higher learning...