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  • Teaching Kids To Fight Being Lifelong Victims

    One law can rescue people from the spiral of self-hatred that adds them to the growing pile of prisoners in the country's correctional facilities. And at the close of the Connecticut General Assembly's most recent session in May, our legislators...
  • GMO Seed Opposition Is Anti-Science

    GMO Seed Opposition Is Anti-Science
    To create high-paying jobs in Connecticut, economic development professionals often remind us that the future belongs to places that value education and knowledge creation. We've been through a rough patch, transitioning from old-line manufacturing to a...
  • Legislators Folded On Sweepstakes Revenue

    In the midst of its midnight sprint to hastily pass dozens of laws before the 2014 legislative deadline, the Connecticut General Assembly inexplicably turned away millions in potential tax revenue from the multibillion-dollar Internet sweepstakes cafe...
  • Domestic Violence Requires Police Vigilance

    Almost exactly 30 years ago, Tracey Thurman successfully sued Torrington after local police officers failed to respond to her pleas for help in keeping her safe from her estranged husband. Now, the estate of Tiana Notice was awarded a $10 million judgment...
  • Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'

    Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'
    When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled. "It was...
  • Life Sentence Doesn't Deliver Punishment

    The following is an excerpt from Robert Blecker's book "The Death of Punishment." In this chapter, the New York Law School professor talks about his late-night testimony before the Connecticut General Assembly's judiciary committee on life in prison...
  • Public Campaign Finance Good For Hartford

    Hartford voters can change city politics for generations on Tuesday, Election Day, by voting yes on the charter revision question seeking municipal public campaign financing. Adopting Question 2 — approved by the Charter Revision Commission and...
  • Stop In-State Gun Trafficking To Criminals

    Gun crimes are too often committed by persons who cannot legally own guns. Virtually all gun sales start with a legal sale. So how do those legally acquired guns get into the hands of prohibited users? The conventional answer is, "from down south." We...
  • Stop Sentencing Juveniles Like Adults

    Adolescents are often reckless and impulsive, because their brains aren't fully developed. That is why they should not be treated as adults in the criminal courts. The U.S. Supreme Court has acknowledged this on three occasions since 2005, and the...
  • Connecticut's Parks, Forests Could Use Real Protection

    Imagine that you bought a house — and paid a premium — because the property adjoined a state park or forest. You would probably think the serene and exhilarating woodland would always be there. You might well be wrong. Though some open...
  • Congress Should Try Again On Gun Safety

    Last April, in response to the Sandy Hook shootings, the Connecticut General Assembly passed one of the nation's strongest and most comprehensive gun safety laws with bipartisan support. At the same time, members of Congress — cowed by the...