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James Comey is going to war with Donald Trump

04/14/2018

CNN — No one — probably not even Donald Trump — expected former FBI Director c’s memoir about his life and times with the President who fired him was going to be a fun read for the man who calls 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home. But if the early reports of Comey’s ...READ MORE

Blumenthal Continues Focus on Gun Debate

04/03/2018

Although Monday’s town hall discussion with Branford High School students and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal was advertised as one that would tackle a myriad of topics, it was clear from the start that the issue of guns in would dominate. In the hour-plus discussion at Branford High School, ...READ MORE

‘America Is Without a President’

04/03/2018

The news from the White House includes a porn star and the head of the National Enquirer and no one sees that as unusual. The porn star is Stormy Daniels, also known as Stephanie Clifford. David J. Pecker, whose last name seems entirely appropriate in this context, is the chairman of the company ...READ MORE

Should Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty Resign?

04/01/2018

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is facing calls for her resignation after admitting to keeping her chief of staff on after he threatened another staff member.  The details of the events reported by The Washington Post and Hearst Connecticut media troubled some of Esty’s closest allies, like ...READ MORE

Opinion: Why I Don’t Celebrate Easter

04/01/2018

I don’t celebrate Easter. I don’t dye eggs, I don’t make — or buy — baskets filled with goodies, I don’t read online about the Easter bunny and I haven’t dressed up on an Easter Sunday in years. I don’t even acknowledge it’s holiday. I grew up ...READ MORE

That’s why she’s Hillary and I’m Frank

08/01/2015

by Frank Kramer As one Democrat to another ( that is, as the late senator from Minnesota, Paul Wellstone, once put it–” as a member of the Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party ” ), how can we possibly and rightfully rebuke — at least with a straight face — ...READ MORE

The other “Blight”

06/16/2015

By William T. Stortz There seems to be frequent articles on the city closing and/or tearing down “blighted” houses. It appears that some progress is being made in that area. But we hear nothing about the rest of the insidious “blight” that is pervasive throughout the city. Hopefully that ...READ MORE

PERSPECTIVE l Inclusion … Every Senior’s Wish

06/14/2015

by Peter F. Eder The body of demographic and sociographic data that is emerging on seniors needs and satisfactions is fueling and underscoring the growth of aging-in-place organizations (organizations dedicated to helping seniors remain in their homes as they age).  Today there are more than 140 ...READ MORE