This is the blog formerly known as “Connecticut in the Crosshairs.” Why did we change the name of a successful blog?  Primarily because everybody kept referring to it as FIC Blog, so we figured that if the name fit, use it.  More importantly, we have done a complete blog redesign and upgrade so this was the perfect time for a shorter and more fitting name.

FIC Blog is meant to help fill the massive vacuum created by Connecticut’s liberal media.  We provide the perspective you won’t get reading the Courant or Post editorial pages. (Read here front pages too . . . then again, these papers let their liberal elitism seep through in even the business sections, so pretty much the whole papers).  Don’t worry: your old links and feeds to Connecticut in the Croshairs will still work, but we will now have the functionality of a professional blog with all of the bells and whistles.  We’ve added comments, better permalinks, and all sorts of other geek-related functionality.

Connecticut in the Crosshairs began in 2004 and quickly became one of the most viewed political blogs in the state.  The media tried to ignore us and the liberal blogs loved to mock us (which just made us smile and blog more!) but we kept growing until we were receiving over 5000 views a month.  Given that the technology we were using was, frankly, junk, this was a major coup.  But we’ve learned a lot since then and we now have one of the best blogging platforms around. In the future we will be adding even more functionality, with a video and audio podcast already in the works. 

Who We Are 

FIC includes three organizations: Family Institute of Connecticut Action, our 501 (c) 4 lobbying arm, Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee, our state political action committee, and the Family Institute of Connecticut, our 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational organization.

All of our organizations are committed to encouraging and strengthening the family.  We are dedicated to defending faith, family, and common-sense values in a state where all three are under constant barrage.

The blogger who posts most often on these pages is Peter Wolfgang, whose bio is below.

Peter Wolfgang, President, FIC Action and Executive Director, Family Institute of Connecticut  

newed.jpgPeter has led FIC since July, 2007 and had been its director of public policy since 2004 and the chief architect of FIC’s statewide defense of marriage petition drive in 2002. In that time he helped to grow FIC from a small organization representing a few hundred supporters to one of the largest statewide pro-family organizations in the Northeast. FIC now counts over 50,000 Connecticut families as supporters of its work. FIC has grown to three organizations thanks in part to his leadership: Family Institute of Connecticut Action, our lobbying arm, Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee, our political action arm, and the Family Institute of Connecticut, our non-profit educational arm. Peter holds a Juris Doctorate from UConn School of Law and is a member of the Connecticut Bar. He also has a Bachelors Degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, D.C.

Peter was born and raised in Manchester, CT. He and his wife, Leslie, live in Waterbury with their four children: Elizabeth, 7, Katharine, 5, Isaac, 3, and Rose, 1. In 2006 they were named “Family of the Year” by the Connecticut State Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Where Are We Located

Our offices are right down the street from the capitol at 77 Buckingham Street, Hartford, CT  06106

How Are We Funded

By You!  Our support comes overwhelmingly from donations from supporters like you.  We have over 3000 regular contributors which allow us two full-time staff including a registered lobbyist.  We do a lot more than blog!

Click here to make a donation to keep us fighting for your values on our secure server!

(Hartford Courant photo of Peter Wolfgang by Shana Surek, 7/26/07. This page was updated due to Peter’s promotion to executive director. To learn more about previous executive director Brian Brown’s continuing work to protect marriage click here.)

7 Responses to “About”

  1. on 06 Dec 2006 at 4:44 pmGregory Thompson

    I have enjoyed your site, and was wanting to know if you could help get a book out*** “Forbidden Secrets”, if you would like for me to send you a copy first*** let me know. We have to lift Jesus back up as the foundation of this country, or we are headed to being a bygone word. The children’s souls are at risk*** we are in the battle with many otheer ministries*** can you help??? May Jesus guide all of your steps*** In HIS Service***Gregory

  2. on 04 Jan 2007 at 1:40 pmAnnie Banno

    Hi, all, just thought I’d send along some thoughts on current events relating to your recent posts about left-leaning media bias here in Ct. This is a good one. I also posted this comment over at CTLocalPolitics, their open forum post today. Do with it what you like! I won’t be offended if you don’t use it also.
    All the best for a Happy new Year,


    “If I was a newspaper editor in Jerusalem in the First Century A.D. I would have put Jesus Christ’s execution on the front page with the best artist’s rendering I could find.”

    That’s from Connecticut Post Editor James H. Smith, “who is also president of the New England Society of Newspaper Editors.”

    Yet in their print versions, they only showed the unjarring pre-execution Saddam photo.

    Kind of says it all as to what kind of journalism we have here in this state.

    Today’s Post reads: “We recognize that there are some subjects not appropriate for publication in a local newspaper and editors here have had long discussions when it comes to photos that would offend some readers…To date, we have printed a photo of Saddam with the noose around his neck on our front page. We had a couple of complaints, but a consensus of editors here thought it was the right call.”

    Yet online this same day, they changed their policy: “For the past two days, editors at newspapers all over the country have been struggling with the decision to publish (or post) the video of Saddam Hussein’s execution. After lengthy discussions here at the Post, we decided to post the official and unofficial videos of the execution.”

    I think it’s pretty funny: they’ll post the links to this video, but NOT to the the clips from the documentary “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against The West.” ( has several of those links or you can google them yourself if you prefer)

    And people still believe that most of the Connecticut media doesn’t tilt left.

  3. on 08 Mar 2007 at 9:51 pmPhil

    “And people still believe that most of the Connecticut media doesn’t tilt left.”

    Uh, dude, what’s so amazing about Connecticut having a liberal press? Connecticut is a liberal state. Veto-proof Democratic majority in the Assembly. Two democratic Senators, mostly Democratic US representatives. Pro-choice Republican governor who wants to raise the income tax. What’s the big deal?

  4. on 28 Dec 2007 at 7:41 amJohn Neal

    I was checking out and wanted to invite you to cross link with out political magazine:

    We’re launching a blog roll and would love to list you there too. With over 800K readers a month, I thought cross linking would be mutually beneficial. We saw that you’re listing a lot of other political magazines such as us so we hope you’ll list us too.

    John Neal
    Director of Advertising

  5. on 11 Jan 2008 at 1:18 pmWilliam Landers

    Can you please add my blog to your blog roll?
    Ameriborn Society

  6. on 15 Apr 2008 at 8:40 amMiss Angela Rose

    God Bless You and all the work you have done to help defend families and precious life! I really enjoy reading the articles and updates on your blog and I look forward to reading more in the future! I just wish there was more that I could do besides my prayers and moral support!
    God Bless and Ave Maria!

  7. on 16 May 2008 at 8:28 amDr. J.

    As is evident by the California ruling, even if the majority supports discrimination – it doesn’t make that discrimination right. I am pleased to see that despite much funding, your organization (and ones like yours) are beginning to break down. Change is coming. Not one person in the upcoming election supports a ban on same-sex marriage, and all (despite party) believe that it should be up to the states.

    A prediction? Just as in Connecticut, where your fight was lost, in 15 years, the rest of the nation will also have recognized equal marriage.

    You haven’t been winning the battle, and in the end, you will not prevail. Justice and holiness has a way of beating the odds…

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