| 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...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 11:50 AM
GREENWICH -- Tom Foley is back and hoping for a Republican turnaround that will become Connecticut's own Wisconsin moment.
After coming within less than 1 percentage point of becoming governor in 2010, in Connecticut's closest gubernatorial election...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:22 PM
You know we’ve reached a new stage of uber-weirdness when Connecticut’s former election law watchdog becomes a front-man for a new SuperPAC formed to raise millions of dollars for a candidate who allegedly hates SuperPACs.
The former state...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Let’s say you were a highly qualified (if somewhat shop-worn) candidate who manages to out-fund-raise an opponent in your own party. The person you’re up against doesn’t have any credentials for the office except having made a ton of...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 9:19 AM
With hindsight, the results of this week’s Connecticut primaries seem to fit the established patterns of both major parties in this state.
Connecticut Primary Lesson No. 1: Democratic voters decided it wasn’t smart to choose a 5th...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Let the hideous campaign ads begin! I'm not a registered Republican or Democrat. My attitude is hey, you folks in the different political parties figure it out and send us independents your choices.
Well, they've done just that. Let the games begin!...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Political party loyalists in Tuesday's primary elections sent a pretty clear message: We don't care if you're filthy rich, little known or spent your life in government — we can still vote for you. But extremists and candidates tainted by scandal?...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Stockton is one of California's larger cities. Nearly a year ago, its city council voted to file for bankruptcy. This is the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in the nation's history. Bridgeport, however, is in worse financial condition that Stockton...
| 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...