Category: Opinions & Ideas

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Don’t Dilute Integration Goals

Letters in Hartford Courant Consequences Of Segregation  Governor Dannel P. Malloy‘s suggestion that the plaintiffs in the landmark Sheff decision appear “as if we’re going out of our way to deprive kids from Hartford of a good education” by resisting…

I Was Arrested — Demanding a Moral State Budget

Legislators Obligated To Pass A Moral Budget House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, R-Derby, speaks to the House on the final day of session June 7. No budget was reached before adjournment.(Jessica Hill / AP) KENT J. SILADI — In the…

Profits Greed and Nuclear Power – Potentially Deadly

Godzilla is really, really hard to kill Steve Thornton — Shoeleather History Project — CTViewpoints — CT Mirror Or… The Millstone around our neck: Dominion’s deadly drive for profits. Nuclear power was once considered “too cheap to meter.” The “peaceful atom” was…

Fair Share Taxation — What A Concept

OPINION | MOHAMAD ALI AND ALAN CLAYTON-MATTHEWS — Boston Globe Millionaire tax will put Massachusetts back on track SCOTT EISEN/GETTY IMAGES    —   Worn at a Tax Day protest in April in Cambridge. WE ALL WANT a future for…

End Pharma Gag Orders – Pass SB 445

Let’s eliminate the pharmaceutical ‘gag order’ that costs patients money     Shaina Smith, U.S. Pain Foundation –  in CT Mirror The U.S. Pain Foundation was founded back in 2003, and while we have grown to become the leading patient advocacy organization with…

We NEED to do better on climate change

The Risks of U.S. Inaction on Climate Change Via NYTimes To the Editor: Re “Fighting Trump on Climate, California Becomes a Global Force” (“Runaway State” series, front page, May 25): Climate change is not an us-versus-them issue; it affects all…

Don’t Close Community Colleges

Closing Connecticut Community Colleges Wrongheaded CSCU President Mark Ojakian at a town hall meeting in Middletown on proposed cuts and reorganization to the state colleges and universities system. (Cloe Poisson / Hartford Courant)  By ELIZABETH KEIFER — opinion in Hartford…

Inequality University – Yale et al

Inequality University FREDDIE DEBOER  Jacobin Ivy League universities fuel social inequality at the same time public colleges are cut to the bone. They deserve to be dismantled. Yale University in August 1997. Kent Kanouse / Flickr       Today,…