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Kiernan Majerus-Collins

  • Opinion: Dems need to get serious about bringing young people into the party

    Kiernan Majerus-Collins, 20, is a student at Bates College and a Democratic Town Committee member from West Hartford. He can be reached on Facebook There’s no denying that the 2015 municipal elections were a setback for Connecticut Democrats. We now have to grapple with the return of Joe Ganim, of course, but we also fell…

  • Opinion: GOP presidential debates – another dismal night for progress

    Kiernan Majerus-Collins, 20, is a student at Bates College and a Democratic Town Committee member from West Hartford. He can be reached on Facebook This week’s Republican presidential debates supplied plenty of evidence that the GOP candidates are still pandering to the extreme right-wing factions in their party. For women and people of color, for…

  • Opinion: To improve democracy, lower the voting age

    Kiernan Majerus-Collins, 20, is a student at Bates College and a Democratic Town Committee member from West Hartford. He can be reached on Facebook Why is our political system so shortsighted? On so many issues, from global warming to fiscal responsibility, our government seems focused on short-term benefits, while it ignores long-term consequences. Our infrastructure…

  • Opinion: A tale of two cities

    Opinion: A tale of two cities

    Kiernan Majerus-Collins, 20, is a student at Bates College and a Democratic Town Committee member from West Hartford. He can be reached on Facebook Democrats in Bristol were jubilant on the night of Nov. 6, 2001. On a ticket led by then-Mayor Frank Nicastro, the Democrats had won a clean sweep of the local races.