| 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).
| 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.
| 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
| 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...
| 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 4, 2013
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:50 PM
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...
| May 3, 2013
| 10:12 AM
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.
| May 8, 2013
| 2:57 PM
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...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:05 PM
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...