Category Archives: Politics

Thank You, Linda

If nobody else will, I would like to thank Linda McMahon for her generous support of the Connecticut  broadcast industry. She spent more than 77-million dollars of her own money to run for the U.S. Senate in 2010 and again in … Continue reading

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Shortest Survey Ever

Phone rings. “Hello, I’m Samantha calling on behalf of  NBC News.  Would you be willing to answer a series of questions about the current political landscape?” “Sure.” “Great!  First, how old are you?” “59.” “Thank you for your time.  Goodbye.” … Continue reading

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Not if we want to have talk shows and cable news channels. But Cal Thomas, a prominent conservative columnist and radio/cable talking head, called a time-out after ripping MSNBC’S Rachel Maddow at the Conservative Political Action Conference. He wrote a … Continue reading

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The Story of the Year

It’s tempting to say the weather.  But we can recover more quickly from any storm than we can from this: Pick a subject.  Almost any subject.  What happened to the art of compromise?

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Veterans Day

In this digital age. among the first things I do every morning is check the Twitter feed.  In a half-minute, I get the headlines of the new day. This morning, most of the tweets saluted the nation’s veterans.  Each and … Continue reading

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A Novel Concept

Connecticut lawmakers passed a 626-million dollar jobs bill Wednesday. The vote was nearly unanimous. It’s not exactly going out on a limb to say Connecticut’s economy needs to be fixed, that we have to lower an embarrassing unemployment rate of … Continue reading

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Whatsamatta With Balloons?

The political scribblers and yakkers are having a good time with a line used to introduce the newest candidate for president. In the video for former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, the narration said, “Not in it for the balloons.” I … Continue reading

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