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Justice Bolick

At Sacred Heart University with Clint Bolick, center, now an Associate Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, and Dr. Gary Rose, pictured left, Chairman of the Department of Government, Politics, and Global Affairs. Before joining the AZ Supreme Court in … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Holiday

Excerpted in today’s edition of the New York Daily News  Each year during one of America’s favorite holiday seasons, Thanksgiving, we anticipate the chance to gather with family and friends to reflect on the blessings we enjoy in this country. … Continue reading

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Majoritarian Extremism

Appeared in the CT Mirror on 3/24/2014: http://ctmirror.org/keeping-the-electoral-college-is-in-connecticuts-interest/ Majoritarian extremism is, once again, aiming its proverbial guns at the Electoral College in Hartford, this time through House Bill 5126, which seeks to incorporate a national popular vote to elect the … Continue reading

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Merit Pay Verse Tenure

Bridgeport School Reform Should End Tenure Appeared in the Hartford Courant on July 23, 2011: http://articles.courant.com/2011-07-23/news/hc-op-desanctis-merit-pay-teachers-0720110723_1_high-performing-teachers-teacher-tenure-bad-teachers The potential state takeover of Bridgeport’s public schools demonstrates how badly Connecticut needs serious education reform. Eighteen-year-old Bassick High School senior Kiara Rivera, who … Continue reading

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Can Executing Murderers Save Lives?

Appeared in American Thinker, 2011: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/02/can_executing_murderers_save_l.html Connecticut’s new governor and democratic legislative majority have promised to abolish capital punishment despite public opinion.  They’re not alone.  Most European governments abolished death sentences regardless of public opinion.  “There is barely a country … Continue reading

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Controlling Unfunded Mandates

Not happy with your Property Taxes? Fairfield Patch: http://fairfield.patch.com/groups/chris-desanctiss-blog/p/bp–not-happy-with-your-property-taxes-call-your-stat729253428d Chris DeSanctis explains why Unfunded Mandates from Hartford are causing our property taxes to rise, and are a major problem for us here in Fairfield. In case you missed it, the … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing Reform

Housing regulations could change face of town Connecticut Post, 2012: http://www.ctpost.com/opinion/article/Housing-regulations-could-change-face-of-town-3828563.php All Fairfield home owners should be watching this issue very closely. In Stratfield, a developer recently sought to circumvent our zoning regulations by invoking a 1989 state law that … Continue reading

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