| May 25, 2012
| 4:21 PM
We need to talk about Scootie.
Scootie is the name I suggested, roughly 12 years ago, for the Hartford to New Britain busway, and like so many of my brilliant ideas, it was ignored.
Scootie was a good name because (a) who could hate something named...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:04 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 5:05 PM
On Wednesday afternoon, my own radio station was going on a bit too long about how well peaches go with duck, so I flipped over to the show hosted by former Gov. John Rowland, where a caller was saying (I paraphrase): "Breathes there a man with soul so...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Chris Murphy's campaign for United States Senator reminds me of the Barbara Kennelly gubernatorial campaign back in the last century. Kennelly, the daughter of the late powerful Connecticut Democratic political boss John Bailey, served from 1982 until...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Despite what you've heard on TV, the U.S. Senate race between Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon is not about creating jobs.
It's about a methodical, astronomically expensive, dismantling of Murphy.
Thus far, the polls suggest McMahon is succeeding. And...
| Sep 12, 2012
Randy Edsall had his one-liner as ready as that inside handoff on first down that used to go for 2 yards and a cloud of vanilla.
"We'll try to keep it brief so you guys can get to lunch," The Deserter said. "I know you're all waiting to get your lunch...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Oh ya, now we’re getting into the fun side of Connecticut politics.
There’s state House Speaker Chris Donovan ducking and dodging ‘cause the top finance guy in his Democratic congressional campaign just got busted by the feds.
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:39 AM
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.
| Jun 22, 2012
Pop goes the weasel! -- Dan O'Brien, Windsor
This guy really knows how to dig himself a hole. -- Mark Lewis, Hartford
Apparently, the hole's not deep enough! -- Marion Van Matre, Plainville
Maybe Bill Murray can get rid of this...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:20 AM
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...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:01 PM
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.
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:55 AM
In 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...