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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 5/5/2015 to 4/5/2015

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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Will Hermann i

Opinion: Balancing budget on sin taxes is shortsighted, reckless

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

4 / 21 / 2015

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Ernie DesRochers

Opinion: Oak Hills has made great strides in past 2 years

Ernie DesRochers is Oak Hills Park Authority Ad Hoc Driving Range Committee chairman and former chairman of the Oak Hills... (Read more)

4 / 19 / 2015

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Fred Wilms

Opinion: CT needs to get governor’s ‘unsustainable’ budget under control

Republican Fred Wilms is the state representative in the 142nd Legislative District Connecticut’s finances are on an unsustainable path.... (Read more)

4 / 19 / 2015

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Sarah Darer Littman

Opinion: State reps need to grow up and model the behavior we expect from our kids

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

4 / 19 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Throw the book at this budget

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

4 / 19 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: The sub-$15-an-hour tax is a ‘first’ we don’t need

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

4 / 19 / 2015

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James Smith

Opinion: On access to police records, the people have compromised too much already

James H. Smith is president of the 60-year-old nonprofit Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information. Our state Supreme Court... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2015

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Barth Keck

Opinion: New York makes Connecticut look like an educational Shangri-La

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

4 / 13 / 2015

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Yamuna Menon

Opinion: Turning around low-performing schools must be a top priority

Yamuna Menon is the director of research and policy at ConnCAN (Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now), the New Haven-based... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2015

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State Representatives Fred Wilms (R-142) and Gail Lavielle (R-143) recently hosted a “Coffee with Your Legislators” event attended by about 20 people at the Norwalk Inn. The legislators provided an update on legislative activity, answered their questions about state issues and listened to their concerns about the community. To contact reps. Wilms or Lavielle, email Fred.Wilms@housegop.ct.gov or Gail.Lavielle@housegop.ct.gov. The 2015 legislative session concludes on June 3.

Opinion: Of Duff and dice and other things

Mark Chapman is NancyOnNorwalk’s editor “Massachusetts has declared war on us and we are going to fight back.” So... (Read more)

4 / 12 / 2015

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Suzanne Bates

Opinion: Push for tax on low wages would mean higher grocery bills, fewer jobs

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

4 / 12 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Riding into the future on CTfastrak

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

4 / 12 / 2015

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Sarah Darer Littman

Opinion: Message over policy – an insider’s look at education reform in Connecticut

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

4 / 12 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Smallish victories for Malloy and Lapointe

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

4 / 12 / 2015

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Kate McEvoy and Robert Zavoski

Opinion: Connecticut’s Medicaid/HUSKY key in nation’s-best ACA implementation

Kate McEvoy, Esq., is director of the division of health services (medicaid director) at the Department of Social Services.... (Read more)

4 / 11 / 2015

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Morgan Thomas

Opinion: Why is UConn getting in the way of affordable health benefits for graduate assistants?

Morgan Thomas is a Graduate Assistant at UConn’s Department of Philosophy and a member of Graduate Employee Union-UAW Local... (Read more)

4 / 11 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Change both quiet and sudden – Dan Malloy, Indiana, and the politics of boycotting

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

4 / 5 / 2015

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