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Ideological Prisoners

Democrats, far more than Republicans in Connecticut, have shown themselves to be prisoners of their ideological convictions. Some of these persuasions are mentioned in a recent column by Chris Powell, Managing Editor of the Journal Inquirer and a political columnist for the paper, who is often mistaken by politicians he […]

by · November 27, 2012 · 0 comments · Connecticut News, Politics

Malloy, a Utopian Twinkie?

To a certain degree, all utopianists are eternal optimists –Panglossian optimists. The world may be crumbling about them, but their lively imaginations lift them above the debris. Realists will agree that the future does not seem sparkling for Europe just now. The latest news is that ALL of Europe, with […]

by · November 17, 2012 · 0 comments · Politics

The New Budget Gimmickry

It’s extremely important for politicians to hide horrors before elections. One shudders to think how voting in Connecticut for the General Assembly might have changed if Connecticut’s eminently dupable citizens had known before they entered the polling booths that their state was running a deficit of $365-million. The admission that […]

by · November 15, 2012 · 0 comments · Politics

The Perpetual Progressive Campaign

So, the elections are over — for a too brief interlude. The grumps who have been complaining all along that there is no longer a breathing space between elections are order cialis right. Forward! as they say in the progressive Beltway. In our time, politics itself has become a form […]

by · November 12, 2012 · 0 comments · Politics

What Republicans Can Do

Nationally, most Republican election analysts called it wrong. Moments following the election,Dick Morris repented in sackcloth and ashes.

by · November 8, 2012 · 0 comments · Politics

Clinton, The Corpse at the Convention

Former President Bill Clinton’s hour upon the stage at the Democratic National Convention – actually, it was 48 minutes – was mostly a 5,896 word defense of Obamacare. Following his speech, the fact-check vultures at the Washington Post dampened some of his fanciful political rhetoric. Mr. Clinton is sometimes lovingly […]

by · September 10, 2012 · 0 comments · Politics

Malloy the Progressive

According to Public Policy Polling, Governor Dannel Malloy “continues to be one of the most unpopular Governors in the country in our polling.” Mr. Malloy’s approval-disapproval spread likely astonished most political actors in the state, with the possible exception of the phlegmatic Roy Occhiogrosso, the governor chief flack catcher, whose […]

by · August 4, 2012 · 0 comments · Connecticut News

Now he Tells Us

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is disappointed in the economy, according to a report in Real Clear Politics, and the economy is likewise disappointed in him. More accurately, it is disappointed in Mr. Geithner’s boss, President Barack Obama. Mr. Geithner is but a soldier used to taking orders in Mr. […]

by · July 25, 2012 · 0 comments · Business

Malloy’s Meanderings

Governor Dannel Malloy has been traveling a lot. A reporter has now put a price tag on the governor’s meanderings: “That road show has helped fuel a jump in overtime pay for Malloy’s 11-member security detail of state troopers. They have earned a total of nearly $700,000 in overtime since […]

by · May 15, 2012 · 0 comments · Connecticut News

Donovan’s Progress

Senate President Don Williams, after speaking with a number of senators concerning a bill supported by House Speaker Chris Donovan to raise the minimum wage, conveyed the disappointing news to Mr. Donovan through a text message: Mr. Donovan’s bill simply did not have enough support in the chamber to pass. […]

by · May 10, 2012 · 0 comments · Connecticut News