| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:24 AM
Four years ago this week, after Dan Malloy pulled out a squeaker against Greenwich investor Tom Foley, the Democratic governor-elect would have been forgiven if he looked ahead and figured his re-election would be easier.
The economy was still rough...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:27 PM
On Jan. 8, 2013, with emotions from the Newtown shooting still raw, I was on the phone with a gun industry official when a press release from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy popped up on my screen.
The release named Malloy's 16-person Sandy Hook Advisory...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
I am glad that Election Day is almost here. It will allow me, I confess, and thousands of others to correct a damaging mistake we made four years ago when we voted for Dannel Malloy for governor. He is not the sensible, moderate Democrat that he told us...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The race for governor has brought Connecticut a notable distinction. Wesleyan University's Media Project reported last week that the state's contest for governor features a higher percentage of negative ads than any other contest for governor in the...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Shine up your bipartisan dancing shoes. There's a ball on Jan. 7.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman and other elected state officials will be feted at the traditional inaugural ball, which will be held at the Connecticut Convention...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:23 PM
One of the must-reads of this week was an interview, on the often interesting Waterbury Observer blog, with a juror in the trial of John G. Rowland.
The juror, Bob McCormack, was a high school classmate of Rowland. He went into the trial thinking the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:42 PM
OK, let's add a word to our vocabulary, shall we?
Degringolade is a French word, but it's anglicized enough so that you can use it in most Scrabble games. It means a rapid decline or deterioration.
We may be watching the degringolade...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Charles Lee, born in South Korea, raised in Canada, could become a U.S. citizen soon. "I'm scared of taking the citizenship test," he says.
At professional conferences when he was younger, he didn't like to ask questions, fearing he might sound stupid....
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Back in the 1930s, it was believed that sunshine along with the sea air and soothing waves of Long Island Sound could cure children with bone and glandular tuberculosis. So the state built the Seaside Sanatorium on Magonk Point in Waterford overlooking...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The landscape of Connecticut education last week was darkened by the shadow of a villainous slasher, blood dripping from his knife as he forces helpless screaming women to give up their last shreds of dignity and hope.
What's that? Oh, yes, it does...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Plagiarism has reared its pernicious head in Connecticut's gubernatorial race.
Last week, the campaign staff for Republican candidate Tom Foley posted a plan for improving Connecticut's cities. The opposing campaign quickly accused him of plagiarizing...