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  • Boy's Father: Keep Newtown Photos Sealed

    I'm the father of Jack Pinto, a six-year-old boy who was murdered in his first grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As you can imagine, I deal with unimaginable grief every day. What you might not know is that the families of the victims of...
  • Connecticut Lawmakers Debate Beer Pouches, Mattresses, For-Profit Schools and Tanning Beds

    Connecticut Lawmakers Debate Beer Pouches, Mattresses, For-Profit Schools and Tanning Beds
    $1.5 billion budget fiasco? Fuhgeddaboudit. We got more important stuff to legi-ti-mize in our Connecticut General Assembly. Like beer pouches and mattresses and tanning beds and crapped-out-for-profit-school diplomas. Yep, those are the sorts of...
  • Outlaw Inhumane Crates For Gestating Pigs

    Ours is a country of animal lovers. It's not just Fido curled up at our feet we feel for, but as a society, we believe that all animals — including those raised for food — deserve humane treatment. Statistics prove the point — a poll...
  • Minimum Wage Hike Would Give Women A Needed Boost

    Recently, the Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly took a strong step toward growing and strengthening the wages of Connecticut's lowest-wage earners by voting to increase the state's minimum wage. In doing so, the committee also...
  • Compassionate Care Better Option Than Suicide

    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...
  • Lawmakers Debate the Safety of Driving With Earbuds

    Lawmakers Debate the Safety of Driving With Earbuds
    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). Then you...
  • Adolescent Offenders Shouldn't Be Tried As Adults

    As most parents are acutely aware, and scientists have proved, the brains of adolescents are not fully developed. That's why youngsters are often impulsive, reckless and blissfully unaware of the consequences of their actions. It's also why...
  • Count Inmates In Hometowns, Not In Cells

    If a Hartford resident is in a Somers prison, should he be counted for census purposes as a resident of Somers or of Hartford? For ages, the U.S. Census Bureau's answer — and Connecticut's — has been Somers. But in 2010 the Census Bureau...
  • Higher Minimum Is No Threat To Businesses, Jobs

    Higher Minimum Is No Threat To Businesses, Jobs
    Although decades of research indicate that raising the minimum wage does not adversely affect employment, this untrue claim is recycled whenever the Connecticut General Assembly considers providing working people with a small wage increase. Businesses...
  • Unblinking Red-Light Cameras Just The Ticket

    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...
  • 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...