| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:40 PM
It is the tradition at the 250-year-old Hartford Courant that we draw a veil over our political opinions on the Sunday before an election. Today, no talk of government and whatever may influence you as your decide whether and for whom to mark your...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:11 PM
This will sound harsh, but it is a considerable defect for a candidate to appear at his most authentic when delivering a concession speech. Republican Tom Foley has given two in his bids for governor of Connecticut. He promises to show mercy upon the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:08 PM
The General Assembly is faced with a delicate problem that its members would like to handle with discretion, which means without too much attention from the public. It is a sad story playing out at the intersection of tug of affection and the power of...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The race for governor has brought Connecticut a notable distinction. Wesleyan University's Media Project reported last week that the state's contest for governor features a higher percentage of negative ads than any other contest for governor in the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Columnist Kevin Rennie’s Oct. 12 column, "No Accounting For State Treasurer Nappier" shows he’s mostly a Republican mouthpiece. He complains she’s not an active campaigner -- in an age when people are tired of negative campaigns. ...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:49 PM
It is the high and low season of politics. Candidates are saying ugly things about each other to get your attention. Every candidate but one. State Treasurer Denise Nappier, a Democrat, has gone missing.
Nappier, a four-term incumbent who oversees...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The rule of law feels like it is imperiled in Connecticut, so let us thank two judges, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Julia D. Dewey and New York administrative law Judge Tynia Richard, for illuminating the chilling power of government to subvert...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The Hartford Courant's Kevin Rennie is reporting that a state agency that helps businesses has run out of money for new applicants.
In his "Daily Ructions'' blog, Rennie, a lawyer and a former Republican state senator and representative, reported...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Connecticut Innovations, the state-funded venture capital fund with a mandate to spur high-tech job growth, has been hobbled after being frozen out of state borrowing for the past six months.
The agency, which is not part of the state government but...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:10 PM
More astounding revelations engulfed Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro last week. The New York Times reported that Schriro participated in a scheme to cover up violence engulfing juvenile inmates at New York'...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:31 PM
The tyranny of numbers has taken over the race for governor. Wednesday's Quinnipiac University poll of the contest found Republican challenger and former ambassador to Ireland Thomas Foley leading incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by six points....