| Apr 10, 2015
| 5:09 PM
If 11 a.m. on Sunday is the most segregated hour in America, as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once observed about churches, then the next most segregated might be 11 p.m. Saturday on college campuses when the Greeks start partying.
| Apr 1, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Six weeks ago, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy entered the Great Hall of the Connecticut General Assembly to deliver his biennial budget to lawmakers. Rhetorically, it was an excellent speech, full of lofty language and pleasing political platitudes. In practice,...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 5:29 PM
Can American college students learn that drunk and stupid is no way to go through life?
You've heard reports of recent assaults, abuse and seediness associated with Greek Life on college campuses across America, right?
You've learned about the...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 2:13 PM
Above ground, this winter's battle with snow and cold gave us action-packed media drama. Reporters leaned into blizzards. Road crews plowed all night. Public officials scrambled to keep us safe.
Cleared roads and salted sidewalks were easy-to-see...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 3:52 PM
I had two rotten teachers during my school years.
You can learn a great deal from those who don't have your best interests at heart. It's smart to pay attention to the opposition. It's often your enemies and not your allies who teach you how to fight...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:23 PM
Glib use of the word globalization leads us to believe that humans have overrun the whole planet. We haven't. Vast areas remain unexplored and inaccessible. Chief among these are dark abyssal plains beneath sunlit seas. And of these plains, the most...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 2:16 PM
Last week, deep drifts of cold snow buried my domestic universe. Within them were specks of dust from treated roads and residues of carbon from exhaust. Flinging this stuff around my inner space with a shovel reminded me of last year's noteworthy comet...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 10:18 AM
Proms, graduation parties, weddings: Do these rites of passage still signal the way our culture celebrates life's significant moments?
Or have the events associated with such occasions become an increasingly contorted way of assessing, judging and...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Despite what you might hear, President Barack Obama is not poised to veto the Keystone XL pipeline. He's poised to veto a bill that would negate his authority to decide and would cut short the State Department review. Congress wants to act now and ask...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:59 AM
University of Connecticut junior Brian Eilers didn't care that Annalise Lenihan usually goes home from a bar with someone other than the guy she came with. And Lenihan didn't care that one of Eilers' ex-girlfriends successfully sued him for $100,000....
| Nov 25, 2014
| 4:14 PM
"I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite — only a sense of existence. ... O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can...