New tribal rules defy logic, fairness

In essence, the new recognition rules announced by the U.S. Department of the Interior provide the worst of both worlds — a watered-down process that is biased.

Smarter crime policy

The initiative builds upon the state’s already successful policies of working to divert drug users from the prison system to treatment programs.

Reduce the cruelty of solitary confinement

The horror of solitary confinement remains clear today.

Only July 4, celebrating 'the things that unite us'

"We are one nation indivisible ...Republican and Democrat, we are all Americans."

“The newspaper should be more than a business enterprise. It should also be the champion and protector of the public interest and defender of the people’s rights.”

- Theodore Bodenwein



Pope ties abuse of nature to selfishness of capitalism

This encyclical should mark civilization’s most significant turning point since the Industrial Revolution.

Republican reflects on first year in state legislature

It’s not possible to craft the best of any product when you close out 40 percent of the input.


Waterford school board needs news blood

The makeup of the Waterford Board of Education needs changing! There is no respect for teachers, retired teachers and administrators, or the public by the Waterford Board of Education. This was clearly shown at the meeting on June 25. The...

Technological change has reader reeling

We live in a world of rapidly growing technology. What we grew up with and called fantasy has now come to fruition. We are now a cellphone society; gone are payphones on the corner replaced with texting every minute of the day. Video and security...

Orville & Wilbur's descendant appreciated commentary

I wish to express my thanks to Dick Ahles, and your newspaper, for his thoughtful piece on the first flight discussion, “Connecticut...

New London's Finizio vs. Passero campaign recalls Lincoln vs. Douglas

New London has two Democratic Party candidates for mayor, City Councilor Michael Passero and the incumbent Mayor Daryl Finizio. Recently, both have been vociferously attacked on a variety of fronts for a multitude of reasons. It is safe to say...

The ethos of Kelo

Upwards of 97 percent of Americans disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo vs. New London. Maybe the citizenry feel that their ethos was not justly compensated? Peter R. Anderson Bozrah

Censoring the prez

Back in the 1970s, comedian George Carlin dissected the English language and hypothesized there are about 400,000 words in the lexicon but only seven words that can never be said on TV. Good job George, but apparently you missed it by...

Another lunatic makes this reader cringe

We all know “Be careful what you wish for, you may actually get it” but how about “….wish for, you may actually destroy it?” That’s my feeling after reading the article, “

Shipman had wrong focus with letter

In characterizing Rev. Shipman’s, “Editorial made case for boycott of Israel,” (June 19), bemoaning the necessity...

Boycott of Israel has a dark motive

France’s Foreign Minister Fabius, "France Warns of 'Explosion'" (June 22) and Rev. Bruce Shipman, “

More coverage needed of Fort Trumbull plan

The Day's recent coverage of the Kelo decision and your observations of Fort Trumbull during the 10 years since eminent domain was fascinating and discouraging to read. There is not one word regarding the intelligent, scholarly, thorough...

Congressional leaders failing all of us

I have come to realize that there are two classes of citizens in the United States − our elected elite officials and the rest of us. Congress and the Senate were created to be part-time positions filled by everyday citizens who had...

Don't forget gun's role in S.C. massacre

While I also think it is well past time to have the Confederate battle flag removed, it being a major symbol of past and present racial hate in this country, I am disappointed that the shooting in South Carolina was sidetracked as a racial...



Worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history

How did it come to this? With every concession, Obama and Kerry made clear they were desperate for a deal.

Hospital affiliation, library loans, and indignation

Executive branch raises, but less money to bury the poor.

Trump is a farce to be reckoned with

Viewers will tune in to the Republican debates just to see whom Trump insults next.


Why Obamacare ruling could cost Jeb GOP nomination

These Bushes, who may be good at many things, cannot be trusted to pick sound members of the Supreme Court.

SpaceX knows risks, will blast off again

Of all our scientific pursuits, perhaps none is more prone to spectacular failure than space travel.