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  • Airwaves Fill With Candidates' Toxic Claims

    It has begun. Swords are unsheathed and unflattering comments fill the air. Expect 15 weeks of recriminations between now and November, with the Republicans practicing on each other for next three weeks. Republican gubernatorial hopeful state Sen....
  • Founders Left Lesson For Evasive Politicians

    If you have not already this holiday weekend, take a few minutes to read the Declaration of Independence that those brave delegates to the Second Continental Congress adopted on pain of death 238 years ago. Its stirring opening, "When in the course of...
  • I Would Cheat On Foley With McKinney

    I Would Cheat On Foley With McKinney
    A political column is probably the wrong place for this, but: Tom Foley, will you marry me? I ask because I've been watching and re-watching Foley's new commercial, which is not so much about his race for governor as about what a good husband he'd make....
  • McKinney: Will Lead State Back To Prosperity

    For the last four years, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy enjoyed every opportunity for success. He has veto-proof legislative majorities at home and a federal delegation made up entirely of Democrats. In Washington, our governor's party controls the Senate and he...
  • Dems Want Keno

    Dems Want Keno
    I was listening to John Dankosky's “The Wheelhouse” on Connecticut Public Radio the other day. They were talking about the fact that keno is still in the state budget as a way to raise revenue. The guests couldn’t quite place...
  • Malloy Forced To Shift From Rebate To Reality

    The end of the legislative session has featured an unusual amount of gear-shifting by the state's leading policy-makers. The most notable came last week when reality forced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to abandon his $55-a-person income tax refund under pressure...
  • Democrats Using Gun Control As Weapon; Did McKinney Waver?

    It's clear that Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control law will play a loud role in the legislative campaigns as Second Amendment advocates attack supporters, predictably. But Democrats are also using the issue as a weapon against anyone who hints at...
  • Tarnation!

    Tarnation!
    I think Martha Dean's Republican gubernatorial campaign strategy will be quite simple. Get embarrassingly negative (if that's possible) attention for all the gun owners in Connecticut. If you don't think those folks are riled up now, you will when she...
  • Republicans Must Rebuke Martha Dean

    Republicans Must Rebuke Martha Dean
    There is madness abroad in the land. Martha Dean is running for the Republican nomination for governor. Dean is the doyenne of guns who, in January 2013, signaled her agreement with an insane theory that the Sandy Hook slaughter of 20 children and six...
  • Gun Control Sent Me Packing

    Gun Control Sent Me Packing
    What's your line in the sand? When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty? For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was...
  • Republicans Agree – And Clash On Gun Control

    BROOKFIELD — During a two-hour debate Sunday evening, Republican gubernatorial candidates jockeyed for the chance to face expected Democrat nominee Dannel P. Malloy in November's election, differing sharply on gun control. The candidates agreed...