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LISA MCGINLEY - RECENT COLUMNS

Perilous combination: Afghan, woman, journalist

Published: August 29, 2021 | Lisa McGinley

They did not necessarily report anti-Taliban news; they committed the sin of being educated, working women. To survive they must leave, and other countries must offer them refuge.

Camp Harkness and vaccines, yesterday and tomorrow

Published: July 18, 2021 | Lisa McGinley

Connecticut has made vaccination against the covid virus easy for those over 12 to get, and has stood fast on requiring childhood immunizations against other diseases, including polio. The first campers and their parents would have thought that the moral is obvious.

Kids and companion free-for-all is a win-win

This particular use of American Rescue Plan millions satisfies my personal criteria for chasing away people's blues after sitting around during the pandemic.

Class of '22: State university welcomes you

The agony of applying will soon give way to the thrill of acceptance in Connecticut Automatic Admissions Program, but affordability is a far bigger obstacle than acceptance.

How could anyone forget 9/11?

How could anyone who remembers the 9/11 near-miss on the Capitol wave away the implications of the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on that very building?

New season for the Rev. Florence Clarke

She has lived long enough and made enough of an impact to see the change and be the change. She is still preaching because she has a lot left to say.

Don't let this be the anti-Thanksgiving

Even scaled down to one or two or a few people, the holiday will still feel familiar when we get to the part where we remember Thanksgivings past, and who was there, and why we love Thanksgiving.

How are the kids doing? Teachers?

The normal stresses of going to school and teaching in school have been magnified many times by the anxiety caused by the pandemic and by social unrest.

2020: The deaths election

The United States is presupposed on the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In 2020, both happiness and the liberty of many Americans are tied up tightly with the right to live.