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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 2/27/2015 to 1/25/2015

Wendell Potter

Opinion: ‘Socialized’ or not, Britain’s health care system is superior

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

2 / 27 / 2015

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Mike Lyons

Opinion: Plenty of projects on the table for Norwalk Public Schools

Mike Lyons is chairman of the Norwalk Board of Education In December I published a comprehensive list of achievements... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2015

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Wendell Potter

Opinion: Elimination of ‘public option’ threw consumers to insurance wolves

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

2 / 24 / 2015

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Sarah Darer Littman

Opinion: Governor’s budget ignores evidence, hits vulnerable

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

2 / 22 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Malloy’s quixotic quest for liquor justice

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

2 / 22 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Malloy transportation plan necessary, not revolutionary

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

2 / 22 / 2015

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Susan Wallerstein

Opinion: Good public art is good for Norwalk

Susan Wallerstein, Ph.D, is the Norwalk Arts Commission chairwoman and is a former Norwalk High School teacher, college professor,... (Read more)

2 / 19 / 2015

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OP-ED | Automated Education: This Does Not Compute

Opinion: Automated education – this does not compute

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

2 / 19 / 2015

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Rick Calvert

Opinion: School-based health centers must be a budget priority

Rick Calvert, MSW, LCSW is chief executive officer for Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT. Rick Calvert Child... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Marijuana legalization in Connecticut? It’s worth a shot

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

2 / 15 / 2015

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Lori Pelletier

Opinion: CT bucks national trend by adding 24,000 union members in 2014

Lori J. Pelletier is the executive secretary treasurer of the Connecticut AFL-CIO Now that the economy is starting to... (Read more)

2 / 15 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Small towns to Sharkey – We’re already doing it

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

2 / 15 / 2015

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Suzanne Bates

Opinion: Last in job creation poll, time to stop anti-business rhetoric and legislation

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

2 / 15 / 2015

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Carolyn Treiss

Opinion: The time is at hand for paid family and medical leave

Carolyn Treiss is executive director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. What do... (Read more)

2 / 11 / 2015

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Tony Hwang

Opinion: The need to CARE for family caregivers

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

2 / 10 / 2015

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Wendell Potter

Opinion: Republican ‘alternative’ to Obamacare really no alternative at all

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

2 / 10 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: A second chance for all of us

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

2 / 8 / 2015

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James H. Smith

Opinion: Too few sign FOI pledge

James H. Smith is president of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information. Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, Lt. Gov.... (Read more)

2 / 8 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: Passenger rail boosters tell Malloy to ‘train up!’

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

2 / 8 / 2015

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Bruce Kimmel

Opinion: Police contract ‘debate’ proves need for more competent candidates

Bruce Kimmel is a Democratic Party member and an at-large Common Councilman who caucuses with that body’s Republican Party.... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2015

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Wendell Potter

Opinion: Millions of middle class americans will remain uninsured despite Obamacare

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

2 / 5 / 2015

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Barth Keck

Opinion: Deflated judgment – Internet brings out the worst in ‘journalism’

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

2 / 2 / 2015

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Terry Cowgill

Opinion: On the gas tax, Murphy gets it half right

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

2 / 1 / 2015

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Susan Bigelow

Opinion: Unfunded mandates and the towns that hate them

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

2 / 1 / 2015

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Suzanne Bates

Opinion: Connecticut should be open to Lyft, Uber; time to deregulate taxis

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

2 / 1 / 2015

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Barth Keck

Opinion: Missing the joke – the science of satire

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

1 / 29 / 2015

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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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