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Entries Tagged as 'Mark Twain'

Political Carrion For The Soul

August 4th, 2018 · 7 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

OIB reader Mark Twaing embraces a sourly tang with a savantish edge toward politicians. He knows how to exploit the soft spots–as in the words of Alfred E. Neuman, “Political speeches are like steer horns, a point here, a point there and a lot of bull in between.” Check out Twaing’s takes on the seven candidates […]

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Bridgeport And Camelot–Mark Twain Scholar New UB President

March 9th, 2018 · 1 Comment · News and Events

We marched comfortably along, through glades and over brooks which I could not remember to have seen before–which puzzled me and made me wonder–and yet we did not come to any circus or sign of a circus. So I gave up the idea of a circus, and concluded he was from an asylum. But we […]

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Senator Markley: Tolls Another Way For State To Pick Our Pockets

March 9th, 2018 · 3 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

The state is broke and needs new revenue sources. Supporters of tolls say it’s one solution. State Senator Joe Markley, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, writes in this commentary that implementing tolls is “just one more tax, another way for the state to pick our pocket.”

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Holy Connecticut Yankee, A Coin For Twain

November 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Best of Bridgeport

So I gave up the idea of a circus, and concluded he was from an asylum. But we never came to an asylum–so I was up a stump, as you may say. I asked him how far we were from Hartford. He said he had never heard of the place; which I took to be […]

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Happy Birthday Bridgeport!

September 30th, 2011 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

On Monday the state’s largest city celebrates its 175th birthday. From MARK TWAIN, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, 1889.

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Celebrate The Holiday With Mr. Barnum

December 8th, 2010 · No Comments · News and Events

From the Barnum Museum: The Barnum Museum People’s United Bank Gallery is now decorated with a large, glorious Victorian Christmas tree in celebration of the holidays and the Celebrate the Season talks being presented again this year. The holiday displays will be up during regular museum hours at The Barnum Museum through January 9, 2010.

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