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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 1/27/2015 to 12/15/2014

Wendell Potter

Opinion: Health insurers watch profits soar as they dump small business customers

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

1 / 27 / 2015

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Mark Chapman

Where’s The Beast? Norwalkers awake to find ‘fake blizzard’

Update 1:17 p.m.: Statewide travel ban ends at 2 p.m. Mark Chapman is NancyOnNorwalk’s editor. NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk... (Read more)

1 / 27 / 2015

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Opinion: Proposed mall should come with built-in re-purposing

Gordon Tully is the owner of Tully Architectural Consulting. Regarding our mid- to long-term future, people seem to fall... (Read more)

1 / 25 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Does paid sick leave work? Proving it is not easy

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

1 / 25 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Dealing with reality – licenses for unauthorized immigrants

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

1 / 25 / 2015

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Ellen Shemitz

Opinion: A call to action for children

Ellen Shemitz is executive director of Connecticut Voices for Children. I applaud President Obama for his State of the... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2015

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Wendell Potter

Opinion: Selling out for big business – business as usual on Capitol Hill

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

1 / 20 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Wine, taxes, and power tools in equine dentistry – a look at proposed bills

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

1 / 18 / 2015

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James Fleming

Opinion: Let Connecticut’s car dealers sell Teslas

Jim Fleming is President of the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association. He can be reached by email here. It’s getting... (Read more)

1 / 18 / 2015

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Suzanne Bates

Opinion: Connecticut’s tax policy – soak the rich, poor, and everybody in between

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

1 / 18 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Malloy endears himself to plastic bag lovers everywhere

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

1 / 18 / 2015

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Barth Keck

Opinion: Going viral shouldn’t drive news coverage

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

1 / 13 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: A 2015 resolution for Republicans – relevance

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

1 / 4 / 2015

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Suzanne Bates

Opinion: Legislative wish list – let’s really right the ship

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

1 / 4 / 2015

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Tony Hwang

Opinion: Fixing transportation in Connecticut with a sense of urgency

State Senator-Elect Tony Hwang is in his fourth term in the Connecticut General Assembly and first term as State... (Read more)

1 / 4 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Malloy’s relationship with labor foreshadows problems for Dems

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

1 / 4 / 2015

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Sal Luciano

Opinion: Hospitals and health care — stop pointing fingers, start working together

Sal Luciano is Executive Director of Council 4, a union representing 32,000 workers. Here’s a wish for 2015: Let’s... (Read more)

1 / 2 / 2015

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Wendell Potter

Opinion: Good news on health care in 2014, but we’re still spending too much

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

1 / 2 / 2015

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David Levinson

Opinion: Norwalk P-TECH a model for the state

David Levinson is the president of Norwalk Community College Connecticut’s diversity and long history of innovative industry have much... (Read more)

12 / 31 / 2014

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Grinches at the capitol and the lawsuit to nowhere

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

12 / 28 / 2014

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Meet the new year, same as the old year – predictions for 2015

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

12 / 28 / 2014

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Will Hermann

Opinion: Political courage needed to effectively tackle deficit

Will Hermann is a recent graduate of Trinity College who lives in Suffield and writes a blog at fromwhereisitct.wordpress.com.... (Read more)

12 / 28 / 2014

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Barth Keck

Opinion: The year of rebranding

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

12 / 24 / 2014

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Mark Chapman

Opinion: Some random thoughts…

  Mark Chapman is editor and co-publisher of Nancy on Norwalk. First off, let’s send a belated “congratulations” to... (Read more)

12 / 21 / 2014

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: A transportation wish list for 2015

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

12 / 21 / 2014

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Suzanne Bates

Opinion: Torture and police shootings – finding the balance between liberty and security

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

12 / 21 / 2014

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Collapse of the Tenet deal an ominous sign

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

12 / 21 / 2014

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Ellen Andrews

Opinion: Health IT in Connecticut – learning from mistakes

Ellen Andrews is the executive director of the Connecticut Health Policy Project. A wise advocate once told me that... (Read more)

12 / 19 / 2014

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Gail Lavielle

Opinion: New state overreach: A surprise unemployment tax for CT businesses

Gail Lavielle is the Republican state representative for the 143rd District, comprising parts of Norwalk, Wilton and Westport. In... (Read more)

12 / 17 / 2014

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Sal Luciano

Opinion: Omnibus? Try ominous

Sal Luciano is Executive Director of Council 4, a union representing 35,000 workers In case you missed it, there’s... (Read more)

12 / 15 / 2014

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