| May 30, 2014
Connecticut's expensive public financing of election campaigns was intended to take the emphasis off money in politics. A candidate would raise a modest amount of money in small contributions of no more than $100 each and then dive into the honey pot of...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:18 PM
This could be a very entertaining summer, if you promise to do this:
Any time anybody running for anything approaches you with a petition to get on the ballot, you must — after verifying that the person is neither a white supremacist nor a man-boy...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Republican candidate Tom Foley is leading Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a new online poll that its sponsor acknowledges has shortcomings in its methodology and accuracy.
The online poll found 42 percent of voters surveyed supported Foley, with...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Republicans could squander a golden opportunity to reclaim the governor's office unless they present a compelling, moderate vision to the hundreds of thousands of unaffiliated voters who will decide this year's election.
Anything is possible when the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
I saw Tom Foley’s little ad on New York television inviting New Yorkers to move to Connecticut because of progressive Bill DeBlasio’s victory for mayor ending with “I’m Tom Foley and I approve this message." We’re going to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Two big issues dogging the rollout of Obamacare have come into focus this week as the Connecticut insurance commissioner met with President Obama on the sticky question of insurers dropping health plans, and the state's exchange gave a breakdown that...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:52 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:11 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
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...