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An elder member of our congregation approached me Sunday to chat about the gubernatorial race. This is a dyed-in-the-wool Connecticut Yankee I'm talking about, a... [Read More]
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Something funny happened this week. Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor, asked for money. That's not the funny part. The funny part... [Read More]
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Regular readers know I took a dim view of Ned Lamont in the early weeks of his Democratic campaign for governor. I was especially critical... [Read More]
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I don't mean to pile on. The next governor is going to face fiscal troubles no one wants to face. But there's another issue we... [Read More]
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Len Fasano is that guy telling you everything you're doing wrong while you're in the middle of doing it. His point isn't to help. It's... [Read More]
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Now that the Republican and Democratic primaries have come and gone, it's a good time to assess what we have learned. More importantly, what we... [Read More]
The old saying is true, most of the time - all politics is local. Indeed, the government we experience directly is state and local. But... [Read More]
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One story is about Melissa Schlag and the controversy over her kneeling during the pledge of allegiance. Another story is about Tim Herbst and... [Read More]
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We have arrived at that moment in the political season, about two weeks before the state party primaries, in which candidates with a lot in... [Read More]
If there were justice in the world, the idea that political outsiders are better than political insiders would die a certain, painful, dramatic and ignominious... [Read More]
The race for governor has entered a period of hot tedium. The general election is months away. Each party's front-runner is laser-focused on... [Read More]
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp is not a shoe-leather politician. She's a competent executive with a commanding knowledge of issues and policy. She's a taskmaster... [Read More]
In virtually every way, Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Tim Herbst have little, if anything, in common. But in one major way, these candidates for... [Read More]
Critical reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Monday was not what I hoped for. The opposite, in fact. Instead of rethinking ways to solve... [Read More]
I've been mulling it over lately, and I keep returning to the same question, "What happened to Jim Himes' spine?" I mean, he has... [Read More]
Like most of you, I spend a lot of time reading about the FBI's investigation into Donald Trump's ties to the Russian government. I spend... [Read More]
In 1981, the National Rifle Association produced a short film called "It Can Happen Here." In it, federal agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco... [Read More]
I don't hold many truths to be self-evident, but this one I count on: You should level complaints at politicians even if you don't have... [Read More]
We're at the half-way point between the Republican and Democratic state conventions, so now's a good time to assess the state of play in the... [Read More]
The thing about conservative fiscal policy is that it's neither conservative nor fiscal. I know. Yes, I know. The Republicans say otherwise. But it... [Read More]
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