| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:59 PM
You'll be hearing and maybe warbling about sleeping in heavenly peace in the next few days. There is little peace in the corner of the world where Christendom looks to every December to mark the birth of Christ two thousand years ago. It's a bleak time...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:26 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted to confirm two more of President Obama’s stalled nominations in an unusual all-night session forced by Republican objections to the historic change to the chamber's filibuster rules.
In a vote after 1 a.m. EST...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:13 AM
If Congress doesn't act, about 24,000 people who are receiving unemployment benefits from the state of Connecticut will be cut off three days after Christmas.
That's 35 percent of all the people who get the support — those who have been looking...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:18 AM
Are we really any different, one year after Newtown?
Certainly Connecticut has grown more fearful, less confident and more sharply divided. Yet people are also more optimistic and more politically organized. If anything, we are more conscious of a world...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Shortly before the U.S. government shut down at midnight on Monday, U.S. Rep. John Larson took to the floor of the House to deliver a fiery oration: "Our foe did not come only to destroy our things or our people. They came to desecrate our way of life. To...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Everybody knows that Connecticut is a blue state. The General Assembly is packed with Democrats, our congressional delegation got rid of its last Republican in the 2008 election, we have a Democratic governor and we haven't voted for a Republican for...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:53 PM
When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared Friday that the state would skip the Obama fix for canceled health plans, he was really just stating the obvious.
Difficult as it seemed, the governor's decision was largely symbolic. The four insurance companies...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON — After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration."
But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Who likes a moocher?
No one. But who is a moocher? Is a child a moocher? Is an elderly person who needs help a moocher? How about a person with a disability or a person who can't find a job in an area of high unemployment? No, all these people need help...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON – The Senate on Monday agreed to extend by another decade a ban on plastic guns that can evade traditional security screening, after an effort to include stronger limits was rejected.
The renewed Undetectable Firearms Act, which is due...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:13 PM
WASHINGTON – A leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued earlier this month that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited one “inevitable fact” as proof.
“There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens,...