Stories by William Collins

William A. Collins, an OtherWords columnist, is a former Connecticut State lawmaker and the former mayor of Norwalk. subscribe to William Collins's feed

Posted on: Apr 2, 2012, Source: Other Words

In the United States, profits rule while the environment takes a back seat.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2011, Source: Other Words

The new House leadership may not have much success reopening loopholes closed by the Dodd-Frank law. So their new game is simply to leave the reforms underfunded.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2010, Source: Other Words

Burgeoning costs have a depressing impact on academics: Salaries languish, overfull classrooms see more adjunct (part-time) instructors. And then graduates can’t find a job.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2010, Source: Other Words

Reform would naturally come quicker if the public could easily see how absurd internal conditions often are.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

One day the deficit will force us to bring all those troops home, like it or not.