by Rachel Papke
The Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’ has sparked a national conversation about suicide. We see this happen a lot when there’s a big story to tell that strikes a controversial cord. But here’s my opinion: These conversations need to extend beyond the short lifespan of a big story or a popular movie […]
by Brett Broesder
Connecticut’s craft brewery industry is growing, and if lawmakers pass legislation that paves the way for farm brewers to grow statewide, the Nutmeg State will be in a better position to win tomorrow’s good-paying craft beer jobs.
Our state is currently home to more than 50 craft breweries; Connecticut brewers […]
by Annie Hornish
Proponents of HB 5499, expansion of Sunday hunting to include guns on private land, argue that this bill will reduce deer populations, but this is not true.
Deer will produce more fawns and breed at an earlier age after their numbers are reduced. The same pattern repeats: deer are killed by archers […]
by Krysia Solheim
The New Haven community has consistently voiced opposition to the State’s plan to build a new $50 million parking garage for Union Station in New Haven, and the State has failed to adequately respond to our concerns, requests, and comments on the design and the environmental impact assessment.
The New Haven community […]
by Sharon K. Brune
Are you subject to IRS penalties of $10,000 or more — and don’t even know it?
Do you have a foreign bank account or other foreign asset? If you neglected to properly report such accounts or investments, you may be liable for civil and criminal penalties that start at $10,000 – […]
by Gary D. LeBeau
With the advent of e-commerce and new technologies involving telemedicine, the healthcare industry is transforming and is now giving consumers greater freedom than ever before. More and more consumers are receiving their health care and health products in new ways and the Internet has been a huge asset in lowering prices, […]
by Ellen Shemitz and Ray Noonan
There is something terribly wrong with taxes in Connecticut, but it is not what the conservative think tanks would have you believe. State and local taxes in our state are not troubling because they are too high across the board; they are troubling because they are wildly unfair, asking […]
by Rie Poirier-Campbell
It’s no secret that the Hartford Public Schools are facing severe budget challenges, tied largely to our city’s and state’s grave financial pains. In fact, the magnitude of the problem in the school district is unprecedented, with a gap of as much as $20 million predicted for next school year.
Recently, Aetna, […]
by Rachel Papke
Most people are surprised to learn that suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 15-24.
The Jordan Porco Foundation’s mission is to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and create a message of hope for young adults. They accomplish this by providing engaging and uplifting peer-run […]
by Lorenzo Burgio
The struggle to tell fact from fiction in the digital age is the battle being fought recently by teachers and professors.
A Stanford study recently found that students in middle school, high school and college, are bad at verifying the news read online — which is worrisome.
The ability to verify news […]
by Larry Bingaman
Quarterly earnings alone can no longer determine the success of corporate America – such assessment is shortsighted and has proven harmful to the well being of our economy and those who support it. According to Paul Tudor Jones1, “…we as a society have come to view our companies and corporations in […]
by Marvin Weisbord and Sandra Janoff
One of the great motivational discoveries of the twentieth century is that people who coordinate and control their own work produce greater economic and social results than those who do not. Many leaders, though they might deny it, act as though they prefer control to results. How do we […]
by Mickey Herbert
A few years ago, I was asked to talk to a group about my career as an entrepreneur. I had never considered myself an entrepreneur, but I realized that I had taken risks in my professional life that were, in retrospect, pretty significant. Here’s what I had to say regarding risk taking […]
by John Richard Schrock
The Thunderbolt was a publication of the American Nazi Party. I saw my first copy my first year of teaching in rural Kentucky in 1969.
Before class, a high school student showed me a copy, careful that no classmates were nearby. The feature story was an outrageous claim that African-Americans […]