| 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...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:55 PM
When was the last time you were caught red-handed? The phrase, which originated in medieval Scotland, refers to having been caught with blood on your hands after committing a murder or poaching game. Since then, it's become a popular allusion for...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The louder the public pledges of bipartisan cooperation and resolve, the deeper the undercurrents of private distrust and resentment — or at least, that often seems to be the rule in legislative politics.
And it seems to be taking hold as the...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:17 PM
They have been largely silent these past six weeks as the debate over gun control has grown nastier. But they are the elephant in the firearms room, and Monday they came together publicly for the first time anywhere since the Newtown tragedy.
| Jan 18, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A bill before the Connecticut General Assembly would legalize physician-assisted suicide. The legislature's debate about dying patients' rights should focus instead, or at least in addition, on their right to receive compassionate care. Assuming the...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:25 AM
So you're driving north out of Connecticut and you've got your earbuds on, grooving to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" or maybe a heavy metal cut like AC/DC's "Hell's Bells," and you're all nice and legal (as long as you're older than 17).
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:21 PM
"Hey dad, watching the election in a lounge now with a large group of people. I'll call you when I get home. Are you nervous? I kind of am."
Email from my daughter in England to me the night of the election
"I fried some catfish today and cooked (most...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats secured a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, snatching Republican-held seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning back fierce, expensive challenges in Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin and Connecticut to maintain the...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:15 AM
A mandatory financial disclosure that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy was supposed to submit to the state's ethics agency for 2006 – the last full year out of the eight that he served in the Connecticut General Assembly – is...