| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:55 PM
The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals.
| Jul 23, 2014
Call it the "Tale of Two Circuits." Within hours of each other Tuesday, two federal appellate courts looked at the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the same issue involving the same provision and came to diametrically opposite conclusions....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 12:22 PM
It's retro, handmade, local, sustainable and pricey. Seems like a winning combination.
And suddenly it is.
Across the nation, entrepreneurs are jumping on the craft distillery wagon, joining small and large corporations in the fine art of whiskey-...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- This Independence Day weekend is marked not only by patriotic, flag-waving parades and fireworks. It also features a sharp declaration of independence from Congress by a president frustrated by the legislative headlock its Republican members...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Pat Summitt may be on the way to receiving the Congressional Gold Medal, but Sally Ride has a way to go.
Many are recommended for Congress' highest civilian honor, but only a handful receive it.
Still, it's been awarded to a heart surgeon, a comedian,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:26 PM
That grand flag of our nation had its big day of celebration last Friday. I was up north in the San Francisco Bay Area to visit my kids, Chris and Heather and their offspring, Aidan, 13; Lucan, 11; Catherine, 10; Ryan, 7 and Morgan, also 7. Just before...
| Jul 10, 2014
As most of you know by now, Barack Obama, the 44th president of these United States, has been impeached.
By Sarah Palin.
In an "exclusive" op-ed published on Breitbart — the Internet's No. 1 site for incoherent outrage — Palin made it...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:50 AM
Nature couldn't have been more gracious Saturday as she beckoned visitors of all ages to the 18th annual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts at Montpelier Mansion in South Laurel.
"We got very, very lucky with the weather," said Montpelier...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:15 PM
As we move into May, the Courant continues its yearlong observance of the newspaper’s 250th anniversary with a new theme — Connecticut at War.
Connecticut has always played key roles in conflict, both domestically and internationally. We...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776.
Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...