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I recently received a flattering note from a discerning Manchester reader, explaining that "you are one of the few reasons we keep buying the Commie Courant." By "Commie Courant," I'm sure he didn't really mean that The Courant was part of the...
The Hartford Courant"Politics is tough," Simsbury Republican Lisa Wilson-Foley observed as she conceded the 5th Congressional District party primary to state Sen. Andrew Roraback Tuesday night. A last-minute attack on second-place finisher Mark Greenberg revealed Wilson-...
The Hartford CourantPolitical party loyalists in Tuesday's primary elections sent a pretty clear message: We don't care if you're filthy rich, little known or spent your life in government — we can still vote for you. But extremists and candidates tainted by scandal?...
Connecticut residents can best serve themselves and the nation by sending people to Congress who can help break through the paralytic gridlock in Washington to forge sensible policy. In the Republican primary for the 5th Congressional District seat, the...
Tags: Conservation, Primaries, Politics, Elections, Wildlife
The Hartford CourantBecause Tuesday is primary day in Connecticut, The Weak in Review is departing from its usual Weak format to offer endorsements of candidates seeking party nominations for Congress and the Senate. The Weak urges all voters, eligible or otherwise, to go to...
Thank God for Illinois. Why do I say that? Because if it weren't for them, Connecticut would be the most corrupt state in the union. As it is, we certainly have more corrupt politicians per square mile, mainly because Illinois is huge. John Rowland,...
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Crime & Punishment: City of Waterbury in a battle over release of information regarding former Gov. John RowlandIn 2008, Waterbury officials assured us that hiring ex-governor John Rowland for a $100,000-a-year economic advisor gig, upon the end of his prison sentence for corruption convictions, was a good idea. Now, six months after Rowland left the job, the...
Urbanites hoped that because he had been mayor of what is arguably the state's most successful large city, Gov. Dannel Malloy would bring some of the Stamford mojo to the Capitol — be a friend and champion of the state's large and mid-sized cities....
Luis Cotto is ending his career as an upstart urban politician in Connecticut. For the past five years, representing the Working Families Party on the Hartford City Council, Cotto got down and dirty with everything from trying to stop racial profiling by...
In a story posted this week about ex-governor-ex-con-turned-radio-jock John Rowland and his declaration that the New Britain-Hartford Busway is a boondoggle, we cited some of the Rowland administration’s biggest boondogglish scandals. One of...
The Hartford CourantBridgeport continues to challenge Waterbury as the home of the most embarrassing and bewildering politics in Connecticut. Former state Sen. Ernie Newton did last week what few in Connecticut politics have achieved: He subdued bumptious Working Families...
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May 25, 2012 |Column| Hartford Courant
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