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  • Mailbag: 'Bridge to nowhere' is wrong priority

    Too bad you can't do a survey to determine how the residents who get stuck with the bill feel about this latest City Council decision to build a bridge to nowhere. (Re. "Newport council approves $2-million bridge," Nov. 29). Every day we read about...
  • U.S. House votes Attorney General Holder in contempt

    U.S. House votes Attorney General Holder in contempt
    The House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt for refusing to turn over documents tied to the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting -- a discredited operation that has become a sharp point of...
  • The Online-Piracy Mess: How Chris Dodd and Hollywood blew it with SOPA

    The Online-Piracy Mess: How Chris Dodd and Hollywood blew it with SOPA
    A cool $1.5 million a year. That's what the Motion Picture Association of America is reportedly paying Connecticut's formerU.S. Sen. Chris Doddto slide an anti-Internet-piracy bill through Congress. His insider knowledge, his old-fashioned liberal...
  • Are the benefits of natural gas worth the dangers of fracking?

    Are the benefits of natural gas worth the dangers of fracking?
    A politically sexy ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new pro-environment fueling station in Bloomfield, Conn., took place on Dec. 9. Three weeks later, on New Year's Eve, a scary 4.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Youngstown, Ohio. The link between those events...
  • West Hartford School Reviewing Whether To Let Embattled Group Hold Peace Program

    Although the Institute for International Sport says it will still hold its March 10 program at Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, a spokeswoman for the school says it is reviewing the program in light of the nonprofit's "business difficulties."...
  • Connecticut's Leaders in Congress have Evolved Their Views on Gay Marriage

    When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed in 1996, all but one member of Connecticut's congressional delegation voted for the legislation that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. Times have changed. Connecticut has legalized...
  • Shirlene Gaines Heston

    Shirlene Gaines Heston
    Shirlene Gaines Heston, age 84, passed peacefully on September 9, 2011.  She is remembered with much love by her family and friends.  A resident of Orange County since 1959, Shirlene resided in her final years at Vintage Newport, in Newport Beach, and her...
  • High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals

    High Stakes: Toby Moffett, online poker, billions in tax revenue and liberal ideals
    Once upon a time, he was one of this state’s most liberal firebrands: a devotee of Ralph Nader, a founder of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, a post-Watergate Democratic congressman proud of his efforts to help stop funding for the Vietnam War....
  • For Politicians, "Families" are the New "People"

    For Politicians, "Families" are the New "People"
    House Speaker John Boehner is a master of euphemisms. Since taking back the House, he and his party have spurned every chance to pass a jobs bill but have somehow equated taxes with unemployment by insisting, at every opportunity, that the rich are "job...
  • 'DON'T ASK' FIGHT GETS LIEBERMAN SOME SUPPORT

       U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is being lauded by many Democrats for his successful battle against the government's ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.     The liberal blog My Left Nutmeg hasn't shown Lieberman a lot of love in...
  • John Larson Wins Sixth Term In Congress

    As he easily gained a sixth term Tuesday, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson said he might seek a higher leadership position in Congress. If U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., gets a job in a Barack Obama administration, as has been rumored, Larson, vice chairman...