| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Anyone who’s watched Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary on America’s disastrous experiment with Prohibition may have noticed some stinging similarities to America’s 40-year-old war on drugs.
At least Silvester Salcedo hopes you have....
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:57 AM
House Speaker John Boehner is a master of euphemisms. Since taking back the House, he and his party have spurned every chance to pass a jobs bill but have somehow equated taxes with unemployment by insisting, at every opportunity, that the rich are "job...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:02 PM
Democrats swept to victories Tuesday in Waterbury, New Britain, Middletown and Milford as well-organized candidates pounded away on local issues and got their voters to the polls in the state’s big cities.
In Middletown, Democrat Dan Drew...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:51 PM
As President Barack Obama gets ready to give a major speech to the nation on the economy Thursday, The Tribune asked some local business and economics experts what they think the government should do to get the economy to produce more jobs.
The group -...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Northeast Utilities, now facing scrutiny over its slow reconnection of storm-damaged power lines, has established a network of connections with Connecticut's political establishment, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration and other...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 8:43 AM
Once upon a time, he was one of this state’s most liberal firebrands: a devotee of Ralph Nader, a founder of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, a post-Watergate Democratic congressman proud of his efforts to help stop funding for the Vietnam War....
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2011
It has become clear what we must do to get the Hartford Police Department to marshal its resources and move swiftly and effectively against drug dealers, robbers and homicidal punks.
We must somehow persuade those evildoers to dress up in really stinky...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:01 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Beginning Sunday, children in California under the age of 8 must use car booster seats under a new law.
Previously, California law required children remain in a booster seat until age 6 or until they weighed 60 pounds.
| May 27, 2011
| 7:16 PM
Police across Orange County will ramp up enforcement this holiday weekend in an effort to dissuade people from driving drunk.
DUI saturation patrols will be out Saturday and Sunday nights in Newport Beach, Irvine and Laguna Beach, according to a...
| May 29, 2011
SAN DIEGO -- Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer and for law enforcement agencies it means a rise in summer celebrating with people drinking and driving.
In response to a successful "Avoid the 14" campaign around the winter holidays,...