| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Nobody ever said Egypt's transition to democracy would be easy. But yesterday's violence in which dozens of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were killed and hundreds wounded by security forces outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Tony Kushner’s landmark achievements have been “Angels in America,” the epic 1992 stage play that showed humanly flawed gay men loving, honoring and cherishing each other amid the fear and horror of the 1980s AIDS crisis, and the...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean is throwing his weight behind Democratic candidates in the 2013 House of Delegates election.
Dean, who lost the Democratic primary for president in 2004, announced Tuesday...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Obama goes to Africa to hail democracy and joint ventures
Wednesday, June 26 -- President Obama embarks on a weeklong trip to Africa on Wednesday to show support for the continent’s developing democracies and to strengthen the U.S. role in a...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Greek state TV and radio were gradually pulled off the air late Tuesday, hours after the government said it would temporarily close all state-run broadcasts and lay off about 2,500 workers as part of a cost-cutting drive demanded by the bailed-out...
| Jun 13, 2013
"And so the charges of the hysterics are revealed for what they are: castles in the air. Built on misrepresentation. Supported by unfounded fear. Held aloft by hysteria. On this and every other tool provided in the Patriot Act, charges of abuse of power...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:23 AM
As the Arab Spring unfolded in Egypt and other countries in the Middle East, Turkey was held out as a model for how Islam and democracy could co-exist. This week's massive civil unrest in Turkey, erupting over the destruction of the Gezi Park in Istanbul'...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The violence racking Turkey over the last five days hasn't been about saving a few trees in densely developed Istanbul.
By the hundreds of thousands, Turks have been venting a decadelong accumulation of resentments over what they regard as Prime...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:55 AM
ATHENS -- Greece’s government grappled with deepening disarray Friday as coalition partners clashed over an anti-racism bill intended to rein in the rise of Golden Dawn, a far-right party represented in parliament but blamed for violent attacks on...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:26 PM
I was recently in the northern African country of Tunisia, where I was invited to talk about the importance of government transparency. What was on the minds of many Tunisians has considerable bearing on lawmaking here in Connecticut and, for that matter,...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 2:41 PM
In the past few years, there has been a disturbing push in a number of states toward limiting the right to vote and raising barriers to participation in democracy. Not in Connecticut. When it comes to ensuring an inclusive and fair democracy that...