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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 10/24/2014 to 9/21/2014

Barth Keck

Opinion: On responsibility, sports, and parenting

Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy... (Read more)

10 / 24 / 2014

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Bob Margolis

Opinion: Joe must go

Bob Margolis lives in Avon. It’s time for you to go, Joe. You’ve probably worked harder than anyone else... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2014

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Opinion: On the occasion of the opening of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Dr. Edison T. Liu is the president and CEO of Jackson Laboratory. On Oct. 7, several hundred friends and... (Read more)

10 / 21 / 2014

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Cut out the Ebola panic and get informed

Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and... (Read more)

10 / 18 / 2014

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Sarah Darer Littman

Opinion: Bipartisan lack of integrity destroys confidence in political system

Sarah Darer Littman is an award-winning columnist and novelist of books for teens. A former securities analyst, she’s now... (Read more)

10 / 18 / 2014

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Voters should reject Nappier’s phantom candidacy

Contributing op-ed columnist Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is news editor of The Berkshire Record... (Read more)

10 / 18 / 2014

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"The Boxtrolls"

Quality claymation aside, ‘The Boxtrolls’ comes up short

Ian Soltes is a 25-year-old Norwalk resident and former Norwalk Community College student. He writes game reviews for an... (Read more)

10 / 18 / 2014

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Luther Weeks

Opinion: End exemptions to post-election audits

Luther Weeks is executive director of the Connecticut Citizen Election Audit When auditing town expense accounts, would it make... (Read more)

10 / 16 / 2014

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Suzanne Bates

Opinion: Connecticut’s disappearing middle class

Suzanne Bates is the policy director for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy. She lives in South Windsor with... (Read more)

10 / 12 / 2014

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: A race in which nobody wins

Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and... (Read more)

10 / 12 / 2014

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: In the battle for governor, personality matters

Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is news editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington,... (Read more)

10 / 11 / 2014

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Wendell Potter

Opinion: Obamacare helps millions, but falls short in many ways

Former CIGNA executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter is writing about the health care industry and the ongoing battle for health reform... (Read more)

10 / 8 / 2014

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Mark Chapman

Opinion: Of malls, and death and dying, and those freaks of shopping nature

NORWALK Conn. – The first time I ever heard the word “mall” was when I was a child –... (Read more)

10 / 5 / 2014

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Who would’ve thunk it? Murphy leads the way

Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is news editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington,... (Read more)

10 / 5 / 2014

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Yes, Tom Foley, state government should get people out of their cars

Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and... (Read more)

10 / 5 / 2014

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Sarah Darer Littman

Opinion: ‘Lies, damned lies and statistics’

Sarah Darer Littman is an award-winning columnist and novelist of books for teens. A former securities analyst, she’s now... (Read more)

10 / 5 / 2014

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Opinion: ‘God’s Not Dead’ simply too predictable

Ian Soltes is a 25-year-old Norwalk resident and former Norwalk Community College student. He writes game reviews for an... (Read more)

10 / 4 / 2014

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Bill Dunne

Opinion: Rivera’s achievement

Bill Dunne is the Republican candidate for State Senate in the 25th senatorial district, which includes all of Norwalk... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2014

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Mark Chapman

Opinion: Make no mistake – West Norwalk won; SoNo chooses to go positive

Mark Chapman is NancyOnNorwalk’s editor. NORWALK, Conn. – To clear up any confusion resulting from stories and offhand remarks... (Read more)

9 / 29 / 2014

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Suzanne Bates

Opinion: Sometimes we can just all get along

Suzanne Bates is the policy director for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy. She lives in South Windsor with... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2014

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Why it’s (politically) great to have rivals

Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2014

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: For teachers, the devil you know vs. the devil you don’t

Columnist Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.comand is news editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington,... (Read more)

9 / 28 / 2014

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Wendell Potter

Opinion: Health insurers turning into who knows what

Former CIGNA executive-turned-whistleblower Wendell Potter is writing about the health care industry and the ongoing battle for health reform... (Read more)

9 / 25 / 2014

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Fred Carstensen

Opinion: Why Connecticut lags: Part One

Fred Carstensen is an economics professor at the University of Connecticut. It is quite frustrating to see an almost... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2014

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Barth Keck

Opinion: Of smartphones & middle age

Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy... (Read more)

9 / 24 / 2014

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Jennifer Alexander

Opinion: Let’s develop solutions to Connecticut’s toughest problems

Jennifer Alexander is the CEO of ConnCAN (Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now). Regarding Sarah Darer Littman’s Sept. 19, 2014,... (Read more)

9 / 23 / 2014

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Lee Bodkin

Opinion: Heroin – a conversation I wish I’d had

Lee Bodkin is director of communications of the Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism. I went to my first funeral... (Read more)

9 / 23 / 2014

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Mark Chapman

Opinion: A rare act – or two – of political courage

Mark Chapman is a 36-year career journalist and is NancyOnNorwalk’s editor. NORWALK, Conn. – Somebody had to say it.... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2014

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Can’t stop the campaign cash flow

Susan Bigelow is an award-winning columnist and the founder of CTLocalPolitics. She lives in Enfield with her wife and... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2014

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Sarah Darer Littman

Opinion: Don’t let foundation money be a Trojan Horse

Sarah Darer Littman is an award-winning columnist and novelist of books for teens. A former securities analyst, she’s now... (Read more)

9 / 21 / 2014

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