Philip Maymin's blog

Offensive Fowl

It's not just the voted-out congressmen who are lame ducks - It's Joe Lieberman and Christopher Shays too

This week, Congress begins its “lame duck” session before the new Democratic majority takes over in January. Where does the term “lame duck” come from? And what does it mean for Fairfield County?

What Connecticut History Can Teach Us About The War In Iraq

In the past month, we’ve both eaten turkeys and voted them out of office—but the roots between Thanksgiving, politics, war, and the Nutmeg State go deeper than that.

Connecticut is known as the Constitution State because it was the home of the first written constitution in the history of the world, but it could also equally well be called the Thanksgiving State because it was the home of the first adoption of an annual day of general thanksgiving.

The funny thing is, both happened in the same year.

Why Chris Shays Won

The biggest shock of the fourth district Congressional race, in retrospect, was that Democrat Diane Farrell lost. If all you had known after the election was that Democrats had won the House, you would have assumed this district was a key contributor.

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