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  • July 3, 2011-Big Bang Theory

    July 3, 2011-Big Bang Theory
    Yeah, good luck, Junior. Running Connecticut's Republican Party, the party with a death wish, is not going to be easy. True, Connecticut Republicans, and New England Republicans in general tend to be more moderate, or even liberal compared to those clown-...
  • June 30, 2011-Malloy vs Prison Guards

    June 30, 2011-Malloy vs Prison Guards
    Lot of posturing going on these days. Governor Malloy is threatening to add a half percent to Connecticut's unemployment rate by laying off thousands and the Republicans in Washington are threatening to destroy the USA's credit and plunge the world into...
  • July 10, 2011-No Land Swap

    July 10, 2011-No Land Swap
    In general, I'm against any land swap between the state of Connecticut and any developer drooling over a protected tract of land on very simple grounds. The land trustfully  given, or sold, to the state was to remain open space in perpetuity. Perpetuity...
  • July 21, 2011-Job Creators?

    July 21, 2011-Job Creators?
    You have to admire the Republicans for their lockstep march of ideology as they follow orders from their patrons in the topmost regions of the upper crust. Let's listen in on a meeting with a very highly-paid consultant in the ornate library of the...
  • NY-Bound Passengers Clueless Their Plane Was Part Of Terror Alert

    NY-Bound Passengers Clueless Their Plane Was Part Of Terror Alert
    While fighter pilots shadowed Emirates Flight 201 and while investigators searched for any suspicious cargo from Yemen, Long Island's Anthony Cardinale was waiting and worrying. The Hewlett teacher stood in Terminal 4 of Kennedy Airport for 3 hours. He...
  • July 17, 2011-School Board Blues

    July 17, 2011-School Board Blues
    The other day some predictably misguided reader emailed the editorial page to accuse my cartoon of  being racist because I had the temerity to depict a black man in prison. A BLACK man in prison! Imagine that! That empty charge of racism has been...
  • August 21, 2011-Calling Dr. Lee!

    August 21, 2011-Calling Dr. Lee!
      Many years ago, the Courant's editorial board visited the State Police crime lab in Meriden. The boss himself, Dr. Henry Lee, gave us a complete tour. After the tour, we had lunch in the cafeteria where Dr. Lee made certain observations about us...
  • Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

    Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track
    Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...
  • Voters To Head To The Polls, With Governor's Race Too Close To Call

    Voters To Head To The Polls, With Governor's Race Too Close To Call
    Connecticut voters will decide the state's next governor, choose a new U.S. senator, and determine whether Republicans gain any of the state's five congressional seats, now all held by Democrats. The governor's race is expected to be the closest in...
  • Edwin D. Kilbourne dies at 90; virologist developed flu vaccine

    Edwin D. Kilbourne dies at 90; virologist developed flu vaccine
    Dr. Edwin D. Kilbourne, a virologist who figured out how to manufacture a new influenza vaccine each year and was a principal advisor to the U.S. government on flu, died Feb. 21 in Branford, Conn. He was 90. No cause of death was released. Kilbourne...
  • Martin Marootian dies at 95; lead plaintiff in suit over Armenian genocide victims' insurance policies

    Martin Marootian dies at 95; lead plaintiff in suit over Armenian genocide victims' insurance policies
    Martin Marootian, a retired pharmacist who stood up for Armenian genocide victims as the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that resulted in a $20-million settlement from New York Life Insurance Co. for failing to honor claims on policies sold to thousands of...