| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:51 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:33 PM
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,...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:25 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:10 AM
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'...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:45 AM
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...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:24 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:48 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:08 AM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 1:54 PM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:52 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:38 PM
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...