| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:58 AM
Connecticut and its people and its places continue to get some good press and some great exposure.
By now just about everyone has heard about the Oscar-nominated blockbuster movie "American Sniper," a drama based on the memoirs of the late Navy SEAL...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
This is a painful time of year for public officials who oversee government budgets. They are expected to see into the future and know the course of complicated economies. No obvious straining or wobbling allowed.
One of the challenges is sorting out...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:57 PM
Our lives are better because of the way Martin Luther King Jr. lived his. On this weekend each year, we pay particular attention to the principles of freedom and justice that he championed in the face of ferocious opposition. As the passage of time...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:56 AM
Our political system of frequent elections provides regular opportunities for officials to engage in a fresh start, though most of the players are not new to the office they hold. The issues that face the state, however, do not ebb and flow on the same...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Here is how 2015 will begin. Everybody who is supposed to pay attention to the second inauguration of Gov. Dannel P. (for "Porcupine") Malloy will instead be focused on the same-day sentencing of former Gov. John G. Rowland.
The latter event has been...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:48 AM
"No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up." Leave it to clever Lily Tomlin to provide a description of post-election Connecticut. We know that in the weeks after an election that re-elected incumbents will make some unpleasant...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Few homicide cases can be resolved in the 60-minute television format that shapes much of the public's impressions of murder investigations and prosecutions. The "Serial" podcast phenomenon that examined the 1999 murder of Baltimore high school student...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:56 AM
It's time for another John Rowland sentencing in federal court. This one, scheduled for Jan. 7, is unlikely to go as well as the last one, though the 2005 sentencing looms in court documents filed over a week ago.
Each side filed an extensive pre-...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:17 PM
HARTFORD — A Manchester man who admitted to police that he hurled his 2-month-old daughter head first into the hard bottom of a bassinette in April was found guilty Monday of first-degree manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison.
| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Merry Christmas, Hartford Courant opinion readers. Thank you for your continuing interest in the content of the nation's oldest continuously published newspaper. Your patronage and engagement is a gift that I enjoy throughout the year.
I spend most of...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:11 PM
A "quiet consensus" is building in the General Assembly, writes Courant columnist Kevin Rennie, to grant retirement benefits to four-term state Sen. Andrew Maynard should he be unable to serve his constituents when the legislature convenes in January....