Republicans buy into cults of personality

In modern America, cults of personality built around undeserving politicians seem to be a Republican thing.

As the server turns, Clinton’s hopes tumble

The public may not know the difference between top secret, classified and sensitive, but it understands Clinton had to have known she was disregarding the national interest when she launched that server.

Health care question Republicans must answer

Gov. Scott Walker has proposed a credible alternative to Obamacare that would protect those with pre-existing conditions without the federal coercion.

Global economic weakness may be new norm

Investors are clearly jittery, with good reason. U.S. economic news has been good though not great lately, but the world as a whole still seems remarkably accident-prone.

Social Security attacks are a dubious strategy

It’s remarkable that most of the Republicans who would be president are lining up for another round of punishment by attacking Social Security.

Are we headed for a four-party moment?

The usual methods of co-optation by which Republican and Democratic politicians have maintained cohesion within their respective big tents are proving remarkably ineffective.

Time for normal rates and more wine

Interest at zero is an emergency setting. Why do we still have a Fed policy designed for an economy that needed life support?

Hitchhiking can be dangerous, even for robots

So who killed hitchBOT? The friendly hitchhiking robot made it across Germany, the Netherlands and Canada with nary a scratch, its treks followed by children and technology enthusiasts worldwide. Alas, the U.S. proved less welcoming: Last weekend,...


Exploring solutions to the I-95 problem

It is perhaps worse than we thought.

New test scores a needed reality check for Connecticut

The new test scores suggest expectations for our students were being set too low.

Next for Sound View? Restrooms, please

Welcomed improvements are anticipated for the Old Lyme beach community, but giving people a place to go, so to speak, is also needed.


Tragedy in Roanoke personalized the 'media'

President Obama and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe were quick to exploit the incident, predictably calling for more gun laws, but laws do not stop...

GOP confronts reality Trump could win

That jolt you felt Thursday morning wasn’t an earthquake, it was the detonation of the Quinnipiac bomb.

Government jobs invested in manufacturing poverty

Where are all this poverty and child neglect coming from and how can they be reversed? Why do so many kids today have poor parents or none at all?