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  • 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...
  • Gun Makers Walk Fine Line At Hartford Hearing

    Gun Makers Walk Fine Line At Hartford Hearing
    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. And for...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut Shows Way To Safer Ground On Guns

    Connecticut Shows Way To Safer Ground On Guns
    The Connecticut General Assembly defied the cynics this week, passing the strongest and most comprehensive gun safety law in the country. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who on Dec. 14 personally told the parents of 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School children that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...