1.  Wall St. Journal:  “Richard Blumenthal’s Real Record

“The attorney general never gave Connecticut businesses the benefit of the doubt he’s now asking for. . . . The attorney general has also used the power of the state to bully small businesses. In 2003, he sued Computers Plus Center for $1.75 million in damages for allegedly selling state government machines without specified parts. Mr. Blumenthal issued a press release accusing the business owner, Gina Malapanis, of fraud: . . . Ms. Malapanis was even arrested in her home on seven first-degree larceny charges.  In 2008 the charges against Ms. Malapanis were dismissed. As for the civil case, she refused to plead guilty and countersued the state for abusing its power and violating her constitutional rights. The jury, recoiling at the overly aggressive action that ruined her business, awarded her a whopping $18 million in January. In a handwritten note on court documents, the jury foreman said the state had engaged in a ‘pattern of conduct’ that harmed Ms. Malapanis’s reputation, and cited the state’s press releases impugning her integrity, some of which came from Mr. Blumenthal.

2.  Hartford Courant:  “Good Advice For Blumenthal: Apologize”

3.  Real Clear Politics:  “Real Marines Don’t Lie

4.  New York Times:  “The Candidate and the War

5.  Los Angeles Times:  “Ten hut! Richard Blumenthal and the Semper Fib syndrome