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Two weeks of Dannel P. Malloy as Governor

On January 5, 2011, former Stamford Mayor Dannel P. Malloy stepped in as Governor of Connecticut. This is the first time Connecticut has had a Democratic Governor in twenty years or in other words two decades. Continue reading

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Why is politician a dirty word in the United States (from a Connecticut perspective)

Politics is generally perceived as governmental affairs. We call our elected officials in a legislative, executive, and in some cases even judicial offices politicians since they entered politics after their wins in democratic elections. These elections make politicians accountable for their political decision making to their constituents who would vote them out of office in case of dissatisfaction with a particular decision or overall. So far so good!

With a political system of checks and balances as the American one is, a governmental tyranny is at best highly unlikely. If it is so, then why is politician a dirty word in the United States? Why are politicians looked down on by the people and are being called crooks, corrupt and the like? Continue reading

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Health care explained in general

Among the biggest debates not only in the U.S. but all over the world as well is health care. People have cherished good health over the years so much that in most cultures there is at least one general wish that has to do with the other side’s good health. Continue reading

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Yankee Institute for Public Policy with a new media project

In an email sent to supporters, sponsors and followers, the Yankee Institute for Public Policy – a Hartford-based Connecticut politics think-tank – announced that it launched a new media project, raisinghale.com in the name of Nathan Hale, also known as USA’s first spy and the state hero of Connecticut, who was executed by the British on September 22, 1776 during the Battle of Long Island. Before his execution, Nathan Hale uttered his most famous statement in his life: “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Connecticut Democratic Convention

Last week, I reported for Canaiden Media the Democratic State Convention at the Expo Center in Hartford, Connecticut. It was my first experience as a reporter at a specific political event and was looking forward to the two days – Friday and Saturday – when the state Convention was to take place. Continue reading

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Susan Bysiewicz out of the race for Connecticut Attorney General

As I said before, I am covering Connecticut politics for ConnecticutPlus.com. Yesterday, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled on unanimous decision that Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz does not meet the minimum statutory requirement (Conn. Gen. Stat. § 3-124) of at least ten years of active practice of the law to run for state Attorney General. Here’s a summary of how everything happened: Continue reading

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Long live Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa

Four states in the U.S. have legalized gay marriage so far. If it wasn’t for Proposition 8 in California, they would be five. At least two other states, New York and New Jersey, are expected to legalize the rights of homosexual couples to marry, and I can’t see what’s wrong with that.

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