| May 8, 2014
| 6:21 AM
As part of our 250th celebration, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Today's is a cartoon by Hugh Haynie of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:22 PM
According to the number crunchers at the Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating is a little below average for a president at this point in his term. The average is 49 percent for a president in his 21st quarter, in other words, a little over...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Robert S. Strauss, a one-time chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Washington insider who combined earthy Texas charm with raw political power, died Wednesday. He was 95.
A spokesman for Strauss' Washington law firm, Akin Gump Strauss...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 3:01 PM
This week, the Democrats who control our state legislature will have their last chance to kill off the gambling game keno. The game, which is to be run by the Connecticut Lottery, is expected to generate about $30 million a year. This is about 0.1 percent...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:07 AM
The Tonys will have a major burst of star power this year.
Clint Eastwood, Carole King and Bradley Cooper are among the presenters at the June 8 ceremony that honors Broadway's best. The three-hour telecast starts at 8 p.m. on CBS.
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The winners of the 2014 Tony Awards converged backstage with their glittering new hardware in hand. Here's a look at the emotional outbursts, moments of hilarity and off-the-cuff confessions from the press room on Broadway's biggest night.
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Bryan Cranston won the Tony Award for lead actor in a play on Sunday for his performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson in the historical drama "All the Way" by Robert Schenkkan. Cranston, former star of TV's "Breaking Bad" and "Malcolm in the Middle,"...
| May 10, 2014
There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the "legitimate" redistribution of wealth, he has it backward. Instead of taking more money from those who have earned it, he should advocate for creating new...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:46 PM
On the evening of April 14, 1865, by some accounts, John Wilkes Booth stopped in at a tavern on his way to Ford's Theatre in Washington. A man at the bar, recognizing the actor, noted that Booth wasn't as fine a thespian as his father had been. "When I...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," the musical with no marquee names or obvious marketing hook, won big at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, proving that a droll Edwardian tale of homicide, a few murderously clever patter songs and the killingly funny...