| May 13, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Finding someone to share common ground with is no easy task. Can we take a poll on the divorce rate? All the folks I've interviewed regarding a room for rent in my apartment are splitting up. Done. Kids, dogs, houses and predestinations abandoned.
| 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?...
| Nov 9, 2008
Reporting from deep red South Carolina the day after the election, Anne Hull of the Washington Post wrote: "On the road, cars still had South Carolina license tags that said 'In God We Trust.' The utility pole on U.S. 29 was still tacked with the 'Jesus...
| Oct 15, 2008
In the first two debates of their nationally watched race, U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-4th District, and Democrat Jim Himes clashed Tuesday over Shays' record and Himes' ads.
Shays, 62, the only surviving Republican congressman in New England,...
| Oct 21, 2008
With a poll showing their tight race turning on pocketbook issues, U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-4th District, offered a bullish view of the economy Monday in a debate with Democrat Jim Himes.
"I believe with all my heart and soul that the...
| Jul 28, 2008
After years of going his own way, U.S. Rep. Chris Shays wasn't about to be cowed by a global positioning system. He told his campaign driver to follow him, not her dashboard GPS.
"You're taking a left," Shays commanded from the back seat, directing the...