For many, the horrible massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School five months ago was a crime like no other in the state’s history.
So is that a reason to treat its investigation with a level of secrecy like no other?
Connecticut’s top prosecutor thinks so, as do some gubernatorial and legislative leaders, as well as [...]
Imagine there were a bill under consideration in the legislature that, if approved, would legalize marijuana use in Connecticut. Would the existence of that debate mean we’re all free to spend the next few days firing up joints, without waiting to see if the bill actually becomes law?
Or let’s say lawmakers were thinking [...]
U.S. consumers horrified by the tragic building collapse in Bangladesh might want to check the manufacturer’s label on the clothing they’re wearing; data show the compact nation is now the fourth-largest source of apparel imported into the U.S., delivering $4.5 billion a year in goods.
That’s more than double the amount imported from Bangladesh a [...]
For what is likely the first time ever, blacks who were eligible to vote went to the polls at slightly higher rates than whites during the 2012 election in which Barack Obama won a second term, newly released Census data show.
Survey results released Wednesday show that nationally, an estimated 66.2 percent of eligible blacks [...]
More than 20 million people watched President Obama’s inauguration in January, which included a spirited performance by singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter belting out – or at least pretending to belt out – the Star Spangled Banner.
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal to increase the minimum wage in Connecticut to $9 an hour over the next two years predictably has brought strong reactions from those who find it a boost for the working poor that will energize retail sales and those who see it as a jobs killer that will hurt [...]
The intense battle over universal – or not-so-universal – background checks for firearms purchases further illustrates the deep cultural divide over guns, pitting those who see the checks as a profoundly obvious common-sense step to stem the supply of deadly weapons to criminals and the violence-prone against those who see it as an expensive hassle [...]
Connecticut is making headlines today with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signing of what is likely the toughest gun control law in the nation. But elsewhere in the nation, officials continue to move the other way, passing legislation that broadens gun rights, from easing restrictions on obtaining gun permits to expanding the areas where [...]
The release this week of search warrants related to the Sandy Hook school shooting opened the window a little wider on the tragedy and on life inside 36 Yogananda Street, where Adam Lanza prepared for his deadly rampage. But confusion remains over certain elements contained in the warrants. Here are [...]
These may be tough economic times, but individuals, corporations and special-interest groups still found a spare $6.3 billion to shower on last November’s presidential and congressional elections, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics.
That’s a record, and roughly twice what was spent on national elections 12 years earlier. The [...]
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