Connecticut Casinos’ Desperation


It doesn’t take an academic study to realize that the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos are hurting. Slot revenue is down which means revenue flowing to the state—25 percent of the tribes’ slots—is down which means politicians are panicking. Add the fact that Massachusetts resort casinos in-the-making will take a big bite out of Connecticut […]

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Lessons from a Small Town Political Controversy


If the “best and the brightest” were watching what recently happened in Simsbury, they likely said, “no thanks.” If we wonder why good, qualified and effective people don’t run for public office, we need only to look to the recent controversy in which partisan politics prompted the well-respected first selectman to resign. One political party’s […]

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Protest if You Choose But Live With Your Decision

Harvard Ferguson protests

A healthy (for the most part) display of the exercise of First Amendment rights took place after the grand jury decisions in the Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York cases in which black men died at the hands of white law enforcement officers. Some of those choosing to protest now don’t want to deal […]

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