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  • Should Governor Malloy Pardon Connecticut Witches?

    Should Governor Malloy Pardon Connecticut Witches?
    Alice Young was the first to die at the end of a hangman's rope for something no longer considered a crime. Mary Barnes was the last; her life also ended with a noose around her neck. In between, nine other people were executed in Connecticut for...
  • In U.S. Senate Race, McMahon And Murphy Sticking To Prepared Scripts

    On the campaign trail today, prepared statements have replaced free-wheeling press conferences, attack ads dominate and reporters are kept at a distance. These highly scripted campaigns have more in common with reality TV than with politics of the past,...
  • Crime & Punishment: Man calls 911 over a bad sandwich

    Crime & Punishment: Man calls 911 over a bad sandwich
    A Connecticut law prevents candidates for the state legislature from accepting donations from lobbyists. But there is no law against state lawmakers accepting such money for their campaigns for federal office, even if the donors have a stake in bills...
  • Where Have Connecticut's Lobsters Gone?

    Where Have Connecticut's Lobsters Gone?
    It may already be too late — 12 years too late. Connecticut environmental officials say new tests on weak and dying Long Island Sound lobsters show traces of pesticides used to kill West Nile virus mosquitoes. That came as a shock for them. They'...
  • Momentum rising for constitutional amendment to override Citizens United and stop the Super PAC deluge

    Momentum rising for constitutional amendment to override Citizens United and stop the Super PAC deluge
    The butt-ugly, Super Pac-polluted landscape of the Republican presidential primary battlefield may be the best argument yet for liberals who want a constitutional amendment to overturn “Citizens United.” That’s the code name for the...
  • 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...
  • Open Job Doors By Recognizing Veterans' Training

    It should be a point of national shame that the unemployment rate for military veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq (or both) since Sept. 11, 2001 — known as "Gulf War II veterans" — is well above the national average. It's nearly 10...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut Deserves A Full-Time Legislature

    Connecticut Deserves A Full-Time Legislature
    For the most part, the people serving us in Hartford are good, and many are exceptionally good. They are so good that when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected, he plucked legislators like Sen. Andrew McDonald and Rep. Mike Lawlor to serve in his...
  • About Cindy Arenberg Seltzer

    About Cindy Arenberg Seltzer
    Cindy Arenberg Seltzer is the first President/CEO of the Children’s Services Council of Broward County.  Created by the voters in September 2000, CSC provides leadership, advocacy, and funding for services for and on behalf of children and their...
  • Editorial: Connecticut Stands Ground On Gun Safety

    Editorial: Connecticut Stands Ground On Gun Safety
    At the nation's capital, gun safety bills have been so watered down that a Washington Post columnist declared that the National Rifle Association "has already won." That may be the case in Washington, but it is not in Hartford. Members of Congress may...