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The New Haven Independent: Embattled Democracy Fund Hires a Tiger The New Haven Register: Ken Krayeske Appointed to New Haven Democracy Fund CTNewsJunkie.com: Krayeske Will File Appeal of FCC Response to Rowland, WTIC, Wilson-Foley Complaint The Hour: FCC Won’t Investigate...
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Dear Joe Courtney: Champion FDR’s Economic Bill of Rights

Dear Congressman Courtney – I see this morning in the press you went to a job fair in Norwich yesterday that more than 1,000 people showed up to. You commented that “People want to work.” May I suggest that you...
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Gov. Malloy: Good, Bad and Indifferent

Governor Dan Malloy has been seemingly everywhere this week, but his education policies are taking us nowhere. On Monday, I saw him address the Connecticut Bar Association’s annual meeting lunch, where he discussed education. Tuesday morning, I heard him on...
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On Linda McMahon’s Empire Violent Empire Of Dark

All us boys in Miss Sullivan’s sixth grade class at St. John the Evangelist School in Watertown, Connecticut worshipped professional wrestling. Sure we served in the altar boys and studied the Catholic history like Saint Jerome and his dingy cave,...
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Waah, Waah, Waah, I Want an Ugly Big Box Pharmacy!

Hartford lawyer and developer Eliot Gersten just made a profit off of our architectural heritage. Mr. Gersten apparently inherited the large, brown building on the corner of Park and Washington Streets from his late father, who passed in 2006. Gersten...
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Letters from the Inside the Belly: Clean Water from a Dirty Cup

Antwan Byrd, inmate #220707, lives in the Cheshire Correctional Institute. Mr. Byrd, now 36, was convicted of the January 17, 2008 murder of 31-year-old Lavias Phillips.  Byrd claimed he acted in self-defense during a street fight near Phillips’ family’s home...
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CT’s Med-Weed Bill Should Help Small Producers

Lo, I am dismayed. I have spent years of my life fighting to change the prohibition against marijuana. I’ve written about it, protested over it, ran political campaigns to change the law. Heck, it could even be said my advocacy...
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An Open Thank You Note to U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney for his Fight Against Student Loans

Dear Congressman Courtney – I want to applaud you for taking a stand on student loan debt.  You seem to be everywhere on the issue, sponsoring bills like H.R. 3826 to prevent interest rates from doubling and responding to stupid...
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Vignettes from the State Capitol

I The Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Section sponsored a legislative breakfast Wednesday morning, April 11, 2011 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. Our law office has an intern from England visiting, and I thought it would be a...
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Hooray! The Haddam Land Swap Is Dead!

This was the way the Haddam land swap ended, not with a bang, but a whimper. To stretch the T.S. Eliot allusions a little more, for those members of Riverhouse Properties, LLC, April is the cruelest month. On April 3,...
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