Commentary and Op-Eds


CANDIDATE STATEMENT "I have learned that the greatest value in door-knocking comes from what you hear, not what you say." - Christine Palm State Representative Candidate for the 36th District

Walking politics a candidate is educated one front door at a time

CT Mirror
September 4, 2018


"It is encouraging that the voters of Connecticut are paying attention. Those of us working to ensure a blue wave in the midterm elections have renewed confidence in our efforts with the polls published in The Hartford Courant [Capitol Watch, Aug. 30, "New Poll Shows Lamont Leading In Governor's Race"]." -Claire Walsh

Voters Are Paying Attention 

Hartford Courant by Claire Walsh

September 3, 2018


Where Were the Sexual Harassers' Bosses?

Hartford Courant
December 1, 2017

As the juggernaut of sexual harassment allegations gains momentum, we should pause and ask a central question: Where were the supervisors of the accused when the lights went out (literally and metaphorically)?


The Toxic Connection Between Mass Murder and Domestic Violence

CT News Junkie
November 13, 2017

Another day, another mass murderer with domestic violence in his past.


Greenwich Case: Coming To Terms With Sexual Assault

Hartford Courant
January 22, 2017

A recent high-profile incident in Greenwich in which a member of the influential Representative Town Meeting allegedly pinched a female town worker in the groin raises essential questions about truth, civility and the nature of sexual assault.


I Had Cancer. Here's How Friends Helped.

Hartford Courant
September 29, 2017

When I was diagnosed in 2006 with Hodgkin's lymphoma, I experienced a rush of kindness, including from some unexpected sources, as people tried hard to console me and be of use to my family.


Preserve Wallace Stevens' Hartford Home

Hartford Courant
May 16, 2014

"The house was quiet and the world was calm …"

Or so said Wallace Stevens.

Clearly the world is anything but calm. And yet the house, it's true, is quiet: Stevens' home at 118 Westerly Terrace in the Hartford's West End will soon go on the market.