| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Like many aspirants to the presidency, former Sen. Gary Hart saw himself in epic terms — as a "transformational figure" in American politics, Matt Bai reports in his book recounting the collapse of Hart's 1988 bid for the presidency.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:48 PM
ROCKY HILL – With his poll ratings down nationally, President Barack Obama has avoided the campaign trail this fall in some states.
But not Connecticut.
He is back again for the second time in a week – campaigning at a rally Wednesday...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:20 PM
All presidents disappoint. It comes with the job, the unreasonable expectations Americans have for their presidents, and the inherent conflict and disconnect between campaigning (promising people all they can have) and governing (explaining to people...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:01 PM
To fans, he is known as "the premier historical artist in America." But even if you don't recognize his name, you have probably seen and appreciated his colorful, highly detailed and historically accurate works of art.
From the Revolutionary War to...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- Baseball lore recalls that legendary manager Casey Stengel, when running the hapless 1962 New York Mets, forlornly asked his charges: "Can't anybody here play this game?" It's an appropriate question right now in the nation's capital...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:43 PM
In this midterm election, President Barack Obama's name isn't on the ballot, but his policies are. In a recent speech discussing his policies, President Obama said, "Make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them."
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of the involvement of...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:18 PM
In a world racked by war, atrocities and treason, the search for a worthy Nobel Peace Prize laureate presents a daunting challenge this year.
Where on the planet can a man, woman or organization be found to have alleviated the bloodshed and cruelty that...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The "Malloy Plays Class Warfare" article on Sunday [Oct. 5, Page 1] just reinforced why Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Democrat supporters in the legislature need to be defeated.
Gov. Malloy has had a Democratic majority for all his four years and a...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:40 AM
"Saturday Night Live" has always been a show of moments. The inspired ones compensate for the duds, and this weekend's show was no different.
A brilliant spoof of "The Fault in Our Stars" gave Ebola to the young heroine (Sarah Silverman), a...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Whatever happened to good old American know-how?
The nation that invented modern management seems to be suffering a crisis of competence.
The Secret Service can't protect the White House. Public health authorities can't get their arms around a one-man...