| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:14 AM
That didn't take long. Only two weeks after winning a second term, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his chief budgetmeister acknowledged that Connecticut's finances are not what months of 30-second campaign ads claimed they are. This suggests some hard going...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Democrats may have won every statewide office, re-won every U.S. House seat, and kept majorities in both houses of the state legislature in the last election.
But the Nov. 4 results were not the inevitable outcome of a powerhouse of a state Democratic...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Columnist Kevin Rennie is way off base saying that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy "would have said awful things" about the Roosevelts or Kennedys, and "how their wealth created an insurmountable barrier between them and the people of the nation" [Oct. 19, "Ideas...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
I am glad that Election Day is almost here. It will allow me, I confess, and thousands of others to correct a damaging mistake we made four years ago when we voted for Dannel Malloy for governor. He is not the sensible, moderate Democrat that he told us...
| 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...