Category Archives: Politics

Pot, Meet Kettle: The Delectable Buffoonery of Alan Chartock

There are few things in life more delicious than receiving a lecture on tolerance from the intolerant. Such occurrences make life worth living. Indeed, I’d put them on a par with a glass of fine single-malt scotch or a grass-fed beef burger at The Well. This weekend, Alan Chartock suggested in his artless column in the BerkshireRead MoreRead 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

Is Obama Really Leading?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that political polls are open to interpretation and, therefore, sometimes unreliable. Presidential campaign polls can be particularly misleading because, unless one candidate leads the other by an overwhelming margin, a national popular vote poll tells us very little. No, the real meat on the bonesRead MoreRead More

Linda Gets Smacked

Another great takedown today of Linda McMahon by Chris Powell of the Journal Inquirer. McMahon has always been a world-class phoney, as embodied by her career in sleaze and smut. But her campaign against “career politicians” is especially offensive. Turns out that even as she rails against lifetime pols like the recently vanquished Chris Shays and —Read More

It’s Going To Be A Long Night

No, the primaries aren’t necessarily going to be squeakers. But I will be laboring long into the night regardless of the outcomes. First, I’m going to Falls Village to report primary results for the Associated Press. After filing the results by phone, waiting for the head moderator’s return and faxing it in to AP inRead More

Ronald Reagan: The Original Class Warrior

Got into an exchange on Facebook about this photo on a previous post. I have to laugh at the Tea Party Patriots sticker opposite the Reagan Conservative sticker. If a young Ronald Reagan burst on to the scene today, he would be denounced by the Tea Party. Don’t forget that for all of his accomplishments,Read More