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Voices Muted By Political Corruption

December 1st, 2016 · 2 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

When State Senator Ed Gomes asserted political forces blocked him from appearing on the August primary ballot, former federal prosecutor Christopher Mattei presented Gomes’ case in court. A judge ordered Gomes’ name on the ballot and he defeated Democratic-endorsed Dennis Bradley, chair of the Board of Education. Mattei, now an attorney with the Bridgeport-based law […]

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Following Trump’s Election, Tim Hammill’s Call To Action

December 1st, 2016 · 3 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Many Democrats experiencing a hangover from Donald Trump’s presidential victory have found sobering outlets for their political hair of the dog. Former Mayor Bill Finch communications staffer Tim Hammill received some love in an Associated Press article following the launch of My Life In Trump’s America where He’s challenged himself to write every day until January 20, […]

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The Show And Dough Of Politics Channels Trump And Ganim

November 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics

A campaign is for show, governing for dough. They are completely different animals. In the past year we’ve witnessed on a local and national level two unconventional candidates who know each other defy the odds striking a chord with voters who loathe government.

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To Work For President Trump, Apply Here

November 21st, 2016 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

What the heck, it’s worth an application if you want to work for Donald Trump. To apply see here. Feel free to use me as a reference. Um, on second thought …

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As Clinton’s National Popular Vote Grows, She Blames Comey For Loss

November 13th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, National Politics, News and Events

Can you imagine if Donald Trump had won the national popular vote losing the presidency to the electoral map? Yell, scream, the fix is in, the system is rigged. “I am the people’s president, let’s take to the streets in protest. Send these miserable, nasty, corrupt vermin a message. The electoral college is a disaster.”

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Pie In Your Eye, Why Trump Won

November 12th, 2016 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

There’s nothing quite like a Jonathan Pie rant. Grab a cup of joe, or whiskey bottle, and view this video.

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Ganim Praises Trump, Newton: Joe Forgot About The People Who Got Him Elected

November 11th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, National Politics, News and Events

It’s always good to have a relationship with a president but tricky if he repulses your voter base. That’s the position Mayor Joe Ganim’s in. He has a history with Donald Trump who toyed around with various city developments in the mid and late 1990s. After refusing to pay taxes on the former Jenkins Valve […]

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Examine Tuesday’s Election Results

November 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments · City Politics, National Politics, News and Events, State Politics

The Connecticut Secretary of the State’s website is now loaded with statistics from Tuesday’s presidential election, see here. For readers who enjoy keeping score–always nice to examine who ran ahead of others for bragging rights–we’ve shared some numbers below, but some comparisons are difficult due to neighborhood demographic differences. The best comparisons are citywide or […]

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