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Stockton is one of California's larger cities. Nearly a year ago, its city council voted to file for bankruptcy. This is the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in the nation's history. Bridgeport, however, is in worse financial condition that Stockton...
The Hartford CourantDebates are not Linda McMahon's strong point. I think we can all agree on that now. She's fine with opening statements, and closing statements, and saying "shame on you," but runs into trouble with the part that goes in between. She also has this...
With hindsight, the results of this week’s Connecticut primaries seem to fit the established patterns of both major parties in this state. Connecticut Primary Lesson No. 1: Democratic voters decided it wasn’t smart to choose a 5th...
Let the hideous campaign ads begin! I'm not a registered Republican or Democrat. My attitude is hey, you folks in the different political parties figure it out and send us independents your choices. Well, they've done just that. Let the games begin!...
Tags: Democratic Party, Elections, Politics, Chris Murphy, FBI
The Hartford CourantPolitical party loyalists in Tuesday's primary elections sent a pretty clear message: We don't care if you're filthy rich, little known or spent your life in government — we can still vote for you. But extremists and candidates tainted by scandal?...
Connecticut Campaign Weirdness: Garfield and New SuperPAC To Help An Anti-SuperPAC Candidate Named MurphyYou know we’ve reached a new stage of uber-weirdness when Connecticut’s former election law watchdog becomes a front-man for a new SuperPAC formed to raise millions of dollars for a candidate who allegedly hates SuperPACs. The former state...
The Hartford CourantSo I guess we're not going to be getting that $500 a month Linda's been promising in her campaign ads. Brandi from Naugatuck must be devastated. What happened to our money? It's complicated. To come up with the six-grand-a-year figure, Linda's people...
The Hartford CourantThe question is: Why would anyone need an assault rifle? As far as I can determine, the answer is: We the people need assault rifles in case the government tries to take away our assault rifles. While this may pass as advanced logic among gun and ammo...
U.S. Senate seats in Connecticut open rarely. One of those opportunities for change occurs this year, with the retirement of independent DemocratJoseph I. Liebermanafter four terms — 24 years — in office. The Courant's editorial board...
Tags: Linda McMahon, Elections, Middletown, Primaries, Politics
The Hartford CourantThis is the last time I will address you about issues related to the Aug. 14 primary, because the Courant does not allow us to write about the candidates on that final Sunday. This is a sound principle. Let us imagine that I wrote next Sunday: "Chris...
The Hartford CourantBecause Tuesday is primary day in Connecticut, The Weak in Review is departing from its usual Weak format to offer endorsements of candidates seeking party nominations for Congress and the Senate. The Weak urges all voters, eligible or otherwise, to go to...
Let’s say you were a highly qualified (if somewhat shop-worn) candidate who manages to out-fund-raise an opponent in your own party. The person you’re up against doesn’t have any credentials for the office except having made a ton of...
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