Category Archives: Politics

Dan Malloy: The Rodney Dangerfield of Connecticut Politics

More of my recent columns for CT News Junkie: Proposal For Forced School Consolidation A Nonstarter Lawmakers Need To Move On Legal Cannabis, Or Cede the Upside Tired Of Waiting? Demand That Lawmakers Take Action On Plastic Bags Dan Malloy: The Rodney Dangerfield of Connecticut Politics Transparency Wins In Battle Over Sandy Hook Evidence The AmazonRead More

By Failing To Act On Weed, Lawmakers Encourage ‘Mass’ Exodus

More of my recent columns for CT News Junkie: Elephant In The Room: Job Losses From Automation In Search Of The Perfect Tax – And A Realistic Strategy Major Party Candidates For Governor Inspire Little Confidence Reveling In The Agony Of Social Media Titans Hot Air Over Haddam: CT Can’t Escape Trump In Year of Outsider,Read More

Can Connecticut Reinvent Itself?

More of my recent columns for CT News Junkie: Why Did Lembo Take A Pass On The Governor’s Race? Is Addressing Teacher Shortages Really That Complicated? Grading The Likely Gubernatorial Office Seekers State Congressional Delegation Deserves High Marks for Trump Takedowns Can Connecticut Reinvent Itself? Lesson for Trinity’s Williams: Would Your Mother Approve?

Hinds visits pipeline site, urges reform of FERC, says Trump ‘gutting the EPA’

My latest for the The Berkshire Edge: A politician, state Sen. Adam Hinds, makes an appearance at a gas pipeline construction site in the Berkshires and talks about the big picture. Thanks to Ben Hillman for the cool lead photo. Videos of the event below:

What Happens If ESPN Fails?

More of my recent columns for CT News Junkie: Perverse Incentives Will Dog The Plastic Bag Tax What Happens If ESPN Fails? Liquor Justice And Hail To Chief Murphy Bailing Out XL Would Widen Town-City Divide The Little Special Election That Could? Windsor Republican May Tip Senate to GOP Malloy’s Dizzying Budget Storm Targets TownsRead More

Hillary’s UConn Hypocrisyfest A Blessing in Disguise

More of my recent columns for CT News Junkie: Hillary’s UConn Hypocrisyfest A Blessing in Disguise Rock Cats Move To Hartford Tainted By Secrecy And Incompetence A Bad Couple Of Weeks For Connecticut’s Education Reformers Breathing Easier: Will Tolls Offer Relief From Highway Congestion? Making My Head Spin: From ‘Dan’ To ‘Dannel’ And Back AgainRead More

Jockeying For Position In The Marathon Bombings

Last night, it ended. The people of metropolitan Boston can relax, for the time being. I happened to be in the Boston area when the bombs went off at finish line of the marathon. I was with my son visiting colleges in the suburbs when my sister called me in a state of distress. HerRead MoreRead More

High-Wattage Discussion

I had the unusual experience on Friday, Feb. 22, of being a guest on former Gov. John Rowland’s afternoon drive-time radio show on WTIC Newstalk 1080. I’ve done a fair amount of radio over the years, but this is the first time I’ve ever been in the studios of a large-audience 50,000-watt network-affiliated operation. I’veRead MoreRead More

Whole Foods And ‘Fascism’

I have watched with amusement the reaction to Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s recent denunciation of Obamacare as fascist. Here’s the comment he made during a recent NPR interview when asked by Steve Inskeep whether Obamacare was socialist in nature: Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism. Socialism is where the government owns the means ofRead MoreRead More

CTDA On The Air

Just got an email from a producer for WTIC-1080. I’m told ex-Gov. John Rowland would like to interview me tomorrow about my most recent op-ed for CT News Junkie: Blame It On Malloy: How The GOP Can Win In CT. The segment can be streamed live on the station’s website and should air between 4 – 4:30 p.m.Read More