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Don Pesci
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Attended Western Connecticut State University
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A Senator’s Brush With Reality
U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal presented himself for the
cameras at the Milford train station on Good Friday to protest Metro North’s
crappy rail service. During the media availability, while Mr. Blumenthal was
assembling his condemnatory adjectives – “appall...
U.S. Senator Dick Blumenthal presented himself for the cameras at the Milford train station on Good Friday to protest Metro North’s crappy rail service. During the media availability, while Mr. Blumenthal was assembling his c...
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Taking the 5
The FBI was a major player in the drama. And everything that
has happened on the public stage should convince Connecticut’s General Assembly
that the state needs an Inspector General to uproot corruption before the FBI enters
the theatre.  When federal pros...
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How Could Rowland be So Stupid: Moth, Meet Flame
If this morning you moved your
curser over the title of the Hartford Courant editorial, “ How Could Rowland Do It Again? ” another caption, apparently changed by the paper’s editorial board, appears for
an instant: “How Could Rowland Be So Stupid?” The edit...
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Malloy On The Stump, An Orwellian Perspective
A few weeks after
announcing he would not officially begin his campaign until the General
Assembly had shut down its short three month session in May, Governor Dannel
Malloy officially opened his gubernatorial campaign in Stamford, his old political stompin...
A few weeks after announcing he would not officially begin his campaign until the General Assembly had shut down its short three month session in May, Governor Dannel Malloy officially opened his gubernatorial campaign in Sta...
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Corruption in Corrupticut

In any partisan commentary that has pretentions to non-partisanship, fairness equates to equal flailing. If you whip a Republican who richly deserves the whipping – say, a felonious governor – you must find a Democrat to whip, so that the pans of your justice scale will be evenly balanced. If you whip a Democratic Speaker of the House, you must find on the Republican side someone equally odious you must flail. And the weight of the accusation must appear to be equivalent – even when the justice pans bear different weights. http://donpesci.blogspot.com/
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Lawlor’s Violent Felonious Graduates
The piling-on began following admissions made by Lisa Wilson
Foley that a contract between herself and John Rowland, a radio talk show host
following his stint in prison, was fraudulent, and recently Mr. Rowland, a
burr in the side of Governor Dannel Malloy...
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Rowland, The GOP And Campaign Propaganda
Will former Governor John Rowland’s upcoming court trial tar
Connecticut’s GOP? The answer to the question will depend on who is wielding
the brush. There is some indication that left of center media outlets are
disposed to take seriously the state Democrat...
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Humor And Its Discontents
Former Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley is not yet Abe Lincoln,
who made ample use of humor on the political stump, nor is he Mark Twain, whose
political barbs give 21st century progressives stomach cramps:  “No man's life, liberty, or property are safe whil...
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The Permanent Opposition
On April 5 th , sixteen months after Connecticut’s
predominantly Democratic General Assembly had passed into law the most
restrictive gun legislation in the nation, opponents of the legislation rallied
on the North side of the Capitol in Hartford.  The even...
On April 5th, sixteen months after Connecticut’s predominantly Democratic General Assembly had passed into law the most restrictive gun legislation in the nation, opponents of the legislation rallied on the North side of the ...
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Corruption in Corrupticut
Not all corruption is equal. In a recent column, “ A Kennedy Stirs Connecticut's Politics ,” Kevin Rennie sideswiped departing Republican leader Larry Cafero, who is to the Republican Party what Rocky Marciano was to boxing, a hard slugger: “Cafero got snag...
Not all corruption is equal. In a recent column, “A Kennedy Stirs Connecticut's Politics,” Kevin Rennie sideswiped departing Republican leader Larry Cafero, who is to the Republican Party what Rocky Marciano was to boxing,...
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  • various Connecticut newspapers
    columnist, 1981 - present
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For 35 years a political columnist published in a variety of Connecticut newspapers, Don Pesci has been published in the Middletown Press, the Torrington Register Citizen, The Waterbury Republican American, the Norwich Bulletin, the Day of New London, the Journal Inquirer of Manchester, the Providence Journal, and others; his is also the proprietor of a popular blog, Connecticut Commentary: Red Notes from a Blue State, one of the older Connecticut blogs. Most of the columns are printed here, roughly 2,500 entrees.

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  • Western Connecticut State University
    literature, education
  • Fairfield University
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