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Entries Tagged as 'Donald Trump'

King Versus Trump, A Contrast In Leadership

January 14th, 2018 · 30 Comments · News and Events

From Hearst Connecticut Media: The contrast of leadership between a man fighting peacefully for equality and a president cruelly excluding swaths of people based on their country of origin or religion could not be more stark than on the occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday Monday.

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OIB Poll: Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Immigration Comment

January 13th, 2018 · 88 Comments · News and Events

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Political Avalanche, Trump-Bannon Snowball Fight

January 4th, 2018 · 13 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

Good day to heave snowballs. It was just a matter of time, right? The White House Circus carries on … From The New York Times: President Trump excommunicated his onetime chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, from his circle on Wednesday, ending for now a partnership of convenience that transformed American politics while raising questions about […]

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Pinocchio Press, Trump’s Phony Endorsement

January 2nd, 2018 · 4 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

We live in an era of alternative truth–the Pinocchio Press–including a phony news account Tuesday of Donald Trump endorsing Joe Ganim for governor. If Trump wants to kill a Democrat in a blue state all he has to do is endorse, right? Ganim will announce his run for governor on Wednesday.

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Reflections: A Look Back At 2017

December 24th, 2017 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Time for a little OIB 2017 reflection, starting with January. But more importantly, Merry Christmas and happy holidays to our entire OIB family, readers, posters. You’re the berries. Cheers! At McLevy Green protesters rallied against President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban that they argue appeals to ignorance and fear. The plain-speaking State Senator Ed Gomes […]

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Mattei Seeks Attorney General Seat

December 4th, 2017 · 14 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport attorney Chris Mattei, ex federal prosecutor who put former Governor John Rowland away the second time, announced on Monday his candidacy for attorney general, the state’s chief civil lawyer. Incumbent George Jepsen announced last week he’ll not seek another four-year term in 2018. Mattei joins a list of Democrats that include State Rep. William […]

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Tong: Trump Attacks Families Like Mine

November 28th, 2017 · 5 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Democratic State Rep. William Tong on Tuesday filed paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission forming an exploratory committee for statewide office with a focus on attorney general, Connecticut’s chief civil lawyer. On Monday George Jepsen announced he’ll not seek a third term in 2018. Tong was a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012.

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Q Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Background Checks For Gun Purchases, Oppose GOP Tax Plan, Back Special Counsel

November 15th, 2017 · 6 Comments · National Politics, News and Events

From Q Poll: In the wake of another massacre, American voters today support 95 – 4 percent, including 94 – 5 percent among voters in households where there is a gun, universal background checks for gun purchases, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

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