No one questions why restaurateurs are urging the governor to move quickly to allow indoor dining to resume. With outdoor accommodations set to reopen in less than a week, and with everything other than takeout and delivery impermissible since mid-March, owners and employees alike are eager …

A day that brought anticlimactic news about the premature end of the state legislative session was accompanied this week by a bombshell for sessions of the future. House Republican leader Themis Klarides, of Derby, announced she would not seek another term in office this year, though she did…

It’s been nearly three weeks since my organization’s operations left the building and “zoomed” into a real virtual reality. Like you, our staff is practicing social distancing — but staying connected more than ever before.

Whatever businesses are left in Connecticut upon the lifting of the commercial restrictions imposed because of the virus epidemic may be grateful for the virus in one respect. For it may have greatly curtailed this year’s session of the General Assembly.

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein, convicted last month in New York of sexually assaulting two women who aspired to careers in his field, has been sentenced to what probably will be the rest of his life in prison. This is being celebrated as a victory for the “me too” movement, the uprising of…

With a health care system that’s already stressed and facing a pandemic that will test all its limits, it’s difficult to think of legislation in the context of “normal” times. But there will be a day when health care returns to something resembling a pre-coronavirus state. And the virus is p…

There is no escaping the debate over economic development subsidies. Even as Gov. Ned Lamont has enacted a turnaround of policies that showered millions of dollars on companies that were thinking of coming to or staying in Connecticut under his predecessor, Dannel Malloy, the question of how…

On a freezing cold winter evening in West Hartford, a petite woman with salt and pepper hair tied in bun is methodically picking out groceries and placing them into a single brown paper bag. She chooses generic brands of tuna, canned beans and vegetables, pasta, condiments, cereal and cleani…

What has happened in Connecticut to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the one guaranteeing freedom of expression? What about the similar provision in Connecticut’s Constitution? Is freedom of expression still the rule in the state?