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Entries Categorized as 'Analysis and Comment'

Will It Take A Court Ruling To Force Funding Fairness Of City Schools?

September 18th, 2014 · 9 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Education, State Politics

Anniversaries tied to landmark legal rulings provide platforms for politicians and government officials to take inventory about the past, present and future. The 60th anniversary year of Brown v. Board of Education in which the Supreme Court ruled racial segregation of schools unconstitutional, offers discussion about the funding fairness of city schools. Mayor Bill Finch […]

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Is The Connecticut Post Part Of “The Oppressive Machinery?” If You Haitz Newspaper Coverage, Call Henry

September 18th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Media, News and Events

Journalism in general, and print media specifically, ain’t what it used to be. How in creation does the daily newspaper covering the state’s largest city slot just one full-time scribe to City Hall? Well, we’re spread thin they’ll say, we have this and that and this and that and with cutbacks from corporate suits, it’s […]

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Republican Elections Candidate Promises To Safeguard Vote, Channels City Ballot Shortage

September 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

When you’re trying to gain voter traction, it’s always good to raise the specter of Bridgeport elections, right? In his first general election ad, Republican candidate for Connecticut Secretary of the State Peter Lumaj highlights the 2010 gubernatorial election when a ballot shortage in the state’s largest city created chaos and national headlines.

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‘Mr. Turkey, I’m Talking To You’

September 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

CT Post reporter Amanda Cuda interviews the elusive Downtown Turkey. Should we give the bird a name? Let’s make him an honorary member of the City Council.

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Holy Foley! CT Post’s Generous Free Ads To Campaign For Governor

September 16th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

If you’re a Tom Foley political operative, you’ve gotta be loving the free house ads the Connecticut Post is lavishing on the Republican candidate for governor’s campaign. Open up a hard copy of the Connecticut Post on any given day, there it is, another “News is breaking @ ctpost.com” house ad featuring a photo of […]

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How’s Finch Doing A Year From Reelection? Any Challengers?

September 15th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Cops

Mayor Bill Finch was there, so was former Mayor John Fabrizi, as well as Finch’s 2011 Democratic primary opponent Mary-Jane Foster. They showed up Saturday at a campaign headquarters on the West Side to support Democratic candidates for various state and federal offices in November. Party regulars waved the flag for this election cycle, but […]

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Wyman: We’re All In This Together, Offers To Buy Foley A Ticket To Wisconsin Moment

September 13th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, News and Events, State Politics

Addressing an eclectic configuration of roughly 50 city Democrats, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman on Saturday drew a contrast between Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley and incumbent Dan Malloy whom she described as a “guy who has a heart of gold who leads with his heart and his head … If Foley wants a Wisconsin moment,”  […]

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