| 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...
| May 13, 2011
| 7:28 AM
I was knee deep in philosophical texts, hackneyed by my research—and Jesus was I getting sufficiently depressed.
"Bang it in there, baby!"
Whaaaa—who said that?
I turned to my left—realized the quip was coming from my own psyche,...
| 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.
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Is poor little rich girl Linda McMahon being taken for another very expensive ride by cynical political hired guns?
After all, Republican consulting gurus like Connecticut's Pat Sullivan stand to make a lot of money (again) as long as McMahon continues...
| 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...
| 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 29, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Chris Powell, the political columnist/managing editor of Manchester's Journal-Inquirer, has called New Haven's policies toward undocumented immigrants "treason" and blamed issues in inner-city schools on the low "caliber of the students themselves," as...
| 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...