Category Archives: Politics

Will Expat New Yorkers Make Connecticut’s Countryside Great Again?

More of my recent columns for CT News Junkie: Trump Justice Department Harasses Yale Over Race-Based Admissions Crisis Unwasted: Officials Consider More State Control Over Local Zoning Will Expat New Yorkers Make Connecticut’s Countryside Great Again? Parley-Vous Conservative? Leaving The Social Media Sandbox Businessman Lamont Breaks From Orthodoxy On Unemployment, Wine In Grocery Stores ‘Reimagine’ PoliceRead More

Connecticut’s DC Delegation All-In on Feckless Impeachment Effort

More of my recent columns for CT News Junkie: Of ‘Ghost Papers’ and ‘News Deserts’: Newspapers Continue To Suffer Wooden Should Know Better: Gun Control Best Left to Lawmakers ‘Inhabitant’ Murphy’s Vote Doesn’t Count But His Example Does For Lamont, Regaining Trust A ‘Toll Bridge’ Too Far Of Partisan Elections and Mischievous Lawn Signs State PoliceRead More

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

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