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  • AIG Nearly Bites The Hand That Fed It

    Sometimes you don't know where to begin. OK, let's start with AIG. Remember when the mega-insurer was on the brink of collapse and the government bailed it out to the tune of billions? Remember how the loan saved the company, along with thousands of...
  • McManus: For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls

    It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Obama's agreement to keep tax cuts...
  • America Must Focus On Curbing All Guns

    Like the addict who dies of a potent overdose, the other addicts want some of that. So it is with gun sales after a mass shooting. They rise before the dead are even buried. Mass shootings are like one killer ad — and gun lovers want some of what'...
  • Obama's Potemkin gun plan

    Obama's Potemkin gun plan
    Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it's staging a comeback....
  • The Dos And Don'ts Of Defeating Gun Control Bills

    The Dos And Don'ts Of Defeating Gun Control Bills
    There's a right way and a wrong way to go about killing a gun-control bill. DO: Follow the official procedures and observe the unofficial etiquette when you go to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to testify against a bill at a public hearing....
  • Australia's gun control: Success or failure?

    Australia's gun control: Success or failure?
    After a mass shooting in 1996, Australia enacted a sweeping package of gun restrictions far more ambitious than anything plausible here -- including a total ban on semiautomatic weapons, a mandatory gun buyback, and strict limits on who could own a...
  • McManus: Obama, Version 2.0

    McManus: Obama, Version 2.0
    Four years ago, on a bright, cold Jan. 20, Barack Obama took his first oath of office as president and proclaimed a new post-partisan era. "The stale political arguments that have consumed us for so long no longer apply," the Obama of 2009 said. The...
  • Notre Dame calls that an investigation?

    Manti Te’o will tell the truth about his lies to Katie Couric. No, wait, Te’o will lie some more about the truth in his fake dead girlfriend story. It’s so hard to keep track because Te’o has lied and he’s skilled at it....
  • Time Is Ripe To Consider Liability Insurance For Gun Owners

    As the gun debate heats up, one idea seems particularly suited for Connecticut to consider: liability insurance for gun owners. This is the kind of mandatory insurance you have to get to drive a car — and the kind of protection that costs more...
  • McManus: Obama's call to arms

    On the eve of Inauguration Day, White House political strategist David Plouffe promised that President Obama's inaugural address would include a call for bipartisan cooperation. "He is going to say that our political system does not require us to...
  • Goldberg: Good sense and gun control

    Goldberg: Good sense and gun control
    In the early 1980s, transit officials in Washington couldn't figure out why traffic on the Beltway would grind to a near halt every day around the exact same time. The usual explanations didn't fit. Then it was discovered that a single driver was to...