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  • True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us

    True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us
    Democrats may have won every statewide office, re-won every U.S. House seat, and kept majorities in both houses of the state legislature in the last election. But the Nov. 4 results were not the inevitable outcome of a powerhouse of a state Democratic...
  • Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy

    Recalling Nelson Rockefeller's Legacy
    Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive. Richard Norton Smith,...
  • At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present

    At Big Hunting Creek, a presidential past and a troublesome present
    These days, some parts of Big Hunting Creek do not seem nearly so presidential. Its banks torn apart by years of erosion, the roaring stream has become, for some Thurmont citizens, a noisy, unwanted neighbor. “It sounds like a freight train,”...
  • Northwestern High must slow down Dunmore in PIAA football playoff

    Northwestern High must slow down Dunmore in PIAA football playoff
    They grow their linemen big in Dunmore. This year's version of the Bucks' offensive line averages 225 pounds tackle-to-tackle, with each of the five weighing in at 200 pounds or better. It is anchored by the Drewes twins, a pair of 280-pound seniors...
  • Watch: First Trailer for Oprah Winfrey's MLK Biopic 'Selma'

    David Oyelowo looks almost unrecognizable as he steps into the shoes of Martin Luther King Jr. in the first trailer for "Selma." The emotional trailer finds the legendary civil rights activist challenging President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson),...
  • "Enough Is Enough," Says U.S. Sen. Murphy On Low Turnout, Problems At CT Polling Places

    "Enough Is Enough," Says U.S. Sen. Murphy On Low Turnout, Problems At CT Polling Places
    U.S. Sen Chris Murphy said Connecticut's low voter turnout in the most recent election is a matter of huge concern, and the failure of the Hartford registrars to open polling places in a timely manner is inexcusable.  Here is his full statement,...
  • Secret Service gaffes may stem from fatigue [Letter]

    Secret Service gaffes may stem from fatigue [Letter]
    The recent problems of the Secret Service and the questions raised do indeed underscore the importance of choosing qualified vice presidential candidates, and Jules Witcover is correct that the choice has often been made to "balance the ticket." His...
  • Obama Directing Bombing?

    Press reports have revealed that President Obama will retain control over where and when the U.S. will bomb Islamic State terrorists as the attacks go forward in the latest war in the Middle East. During the Vietnam War, the-President Lyndon Johnson...
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89
    Carolyn Kizer, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her 1985 collection "Yin" and served as the first literature director of the National Endowment for the Arts as well as founding editor of Poetry Northwest, died Thursday in Sonoma, Calif., at 89...
  • 'Selma's' Ava DuVernay walks in King's footsteps

     'Selma's' Ava DuVernay walks in King's footsteps
     When director Ava DuVernay was making her new film, "Selma," about the 1965 civil rights marches in Alabama, she found herself in an odd position: re-creating the charged events in the very locations where they took place. To add to the surrealness,...
  • Tom Wilkinson Joins Nicholas Sparks' 'The Choice'

    Tom Wilkinson has joined Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer in Lionsgate's adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel "The Choice." Ross Katz is directing the pic with Bryan Sipe penning the script. Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran to...