In reading all about how Tom Foley lost to Dan Malloy in this week’s election, I have yet to see any reference one of the most vexing reasons: The Republicans paid almost no attention to the underticket it put together in support of Foley. In fact, as political party leadership grows weaker in general, this once very important political art form seems to be gradually disappearing from view altogether. If building a winning underticket is indeed an art form, John Bailey was its Michelangelo.
Wicked Hartford by Steve ThorntonHistory Press, 142 pages, 2017For the Hartford installment of their long-running Wicked cities series, the folks at History Press couldn’t have picked a much better author for the job than Steve Thornton, the longtime labor organizer, grassroots historian and raconteur extraordinaire. Thornton has been bringing the un- and underknown tales from Hartford’s past for years through his Shoeleather History walking tours.
I was 18 when I first head “Song Cycle” by Van Dyke Parks and I haven’t been able to get it completely out of my head ever since. Its music was lush, swirling, convoluted, by turns lyrical and difficult. Its words were pretty much impenetrable. It was easy to dislike – and yet 45 years later, here I am, still listening to it. In a way, I guess it has haunted me, like the wind blowing through the trees in “Blow Up” or the sound of my mother’s voice calling me and my siblings home for supper.
@DennisHouseTV@WFSBnews CT operated without one as recently as 1990. Rollercoaster of surpluses and deficits but the state did function. Hard to see how at this point. Would love to see the plan, as John Lennon once sang.
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