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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 5/24/2015 to 4/21/2015

Suzanne Bates

Opinion: Promises, promises? Taxes, pension debt, the deficit, and the spending cap

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

5 / 24 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Free college for all, and must the ed commish be an educator?

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

5 / 24 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: How much do we need standardized tests? There’s no clear answer

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

5 / 24 / 2015

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Robert Cotto Jr.

Opinion: Show me the (charter management fee) money!

Robert Cotto Jr. is an elected member of the Hartford Board of Education and a lecturer in the Educational... (Read more)

5 / 23 / 2015

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Aleesha Young

Opinion: Mental illness – the invisible struggle

Aleesha Young is a licensed professional counselor. As a licensed professional counselor, I have worked in different capacities as... (Read more)

5 / 23 / 2015

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Courtesy of the Hill-Stead Museum

Opinion: A state without poetry, or quite a state?

Poet Robert Rennie McQuilkin is publisher at Antrim House and serves on Hill-Stead’s Poetry Advisory Committee; Susan Ballek is... (Read more)

5 / 21 / 2015

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Joe DeLong

Opinion: Enact a state budget that protects property taxpayers

Joe DeLong is the executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. While other factors have significance, quality of... (Read more)

5 / 20 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Politicians agree to limits on spending, but hate them

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

5 / 17 / 2015

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Mitchell Pearlman

Opinion: Restore public accountability over law enforcement agencies

Mitchell Pearlman is the former executive director of the Freedom of Information Commission. Last year, the Connecticut Supreme Court... (Read more)

5 / 17 / 2015

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Mark Chapman

Opinion: A brouhaha bubbles on Belden Avenue

Mark Chapman is NancyOnNorwalk’s editor. I guess it’s a New England thing. Sometimes people just get all dug in... (Read more)

5 / 15 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Racial anxieties, not Malloy, to blame for legislative upset

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

5 / 15 / 2015

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Julian Ford

Opinion: Sentencing laws should be informed by science

Julian Ford is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and director of the... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2015

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Joette Katz

Opinion: Forum shows CT making progress on race, justice, and law enforcement

Joette Katz is commissioner of the Department of Children and Families. he nation has been shaken by the injustices... (Read more)

5 / 10 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Prayer on government property? A ‘sanctimonious windbag’ weighs in

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

5 / 10 / 2015

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Suzanne Bates

Opinion: Legislative Democrats’ $2.4 billion tax hike a job killer

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

5 / 10 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Republican budget proposal the best of a rotten bunch

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

5 / 9 / 2015

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Catherine Bailey

Opinion: What moms really want for Mother’s Day

Catherine Bailey is the chairwoman of the Campaign for Paid Family Leave. As Mother’s Day approaches, many of us... (Read more)

5 / 7 / 2015

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Wendell Potter

Opinion: Health insurers ‘may go the way of Blockbuster’

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

5 / 5 / 2015

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Bill Dunne opinion

Opinion: A trap ready to be sprung

Bill Dunne is a Republican who last year ran unsuccessfully for the State Senate in the 25th senatorial district,... (Read more)

5 / 4 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: The problem isn’t (just) the police

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

5 / 3 / 2015

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Sarah Darer Littman

Opinion: No more data; education reformers, politicians blind to data we already have

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

5 / 3 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Running out of red carpet, will Dodd return to public service?

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

5 / 3 / 2015

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Peter C. Bowman

Opinion: Budget Committee’s spending cap maneuvers are unconstitutional

Peter C. Bowman is the president of the Federalist Society, Connecticut Lawyer’s Chapter, and a trial attorney in Windsor.... (Read more)

4 / 30 / 2015

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Mark Chapman

Opinion: What’s the angle in Norwalk: Head in or head out?

Mark Chapman is NancyOnNorwalk’s editor. It appears that Norwalk’s Next Great Debate could be about parking – angled parking.... (Read more)

4 / 28 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: We must rededicate ourselves to conservation and the environment

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

4 / 26 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Lawmakers should listen to Jepsen, for there is much to lose, and lose …

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

4 / 26 / 2015

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Gwen Samuels

Opinion: Keep empowering parents to show that all kids matter

Gwen Samuel is a parent of two children in Connecticut Public Schools and the founder and president of the... (Read more)

4 / 26 / 2015

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Suzanne Bates

Opinion: What and how we tax shows what we value

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

4 / 26 / 2015

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Carl Schmid

Opinion: Connecticut health reform needs some tweaks

Carl Schmid, a native of Fairfield County, is deputy executive director of The AIDS Institute, Washington, D.C. Connecticut has... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2015

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Elsa Peterson Obuchowski

Opinion: Oak Hills group has green goals for park, and a tip for homeowners

Clarification: This opinion is a work contributed to by the Oak Hills Park Nature Advisory Committee as a whole, according... (Read more)

4 / 21 / 2015

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