Expanding Medicare is a proposal worth debating

Proposals such as this, which provide incremental change and build upon existing policies, provide the best chance for fixing the nation’s health care system.

Bannon's departing warning for Democrats

As detestable as Bannon's politics may be, his political instincts that President Trump could win the White House proved correct.

Ukraine’s black market means missiles for North Korea

Ukrainian technology and a specific Ukrainian factory now appear to be the origin of the new North Korean missile surge.

No one escapes blame for budget stalemate

While Democrats hold the lion's share of the blame for state fiscal crisis, Republicans can still play a role in addressing it.

Theodore Bodenwein, publisher of The Day from 1891 to 1939

“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



Shellfish farm would impact boat traffic

The proposed shellfish farm in the Niantic River is not in the public interest. The Waterford/East Lyme Shellfish Commission (WELSCO) has quietly approved a 6.5-acre lease on the southeast end of the Niantic River without fully considering the...

Facing critical decision, New London Board of Education needs Catala

The New London Board of Education is in the process of hiring a new superintendent. I am a graduate of New London High School. I have seen very positive gains in the city's public schools. Sadly, I have seen a decline as well over the past...

Mobile park speeders greatly concern reader

Speeding is out of control in Highrock Mobile Home Park in Groton, and it's time for the residents and their visitors to slow down. About 65 percent to 70 percent speed through. That's staggering! The speed limit is clearly posted...

CMEEC is entity that should repay Norwich

The recent article concerning utility officials and the expenses regarding the Kentucky Derby trips is somewhat alarming considering the responsibility, purpose, and the outrageous costs for all the trips that have occurred, “

Show some spine, end Trump's presidency

"There is a true threat to democracy in Washington, D.C. right now," (July 26), but greater even than that is the mortal threat to us and the...

In Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK was cool and strong

In "Settle it with Dueling pistols?" (Aug. 11), the letter writer compares President Trump's handling of North Korea with John F.

Suppression of vote a cynical approach

I just finished reading "The Great Suppression" by Zachary Roth about efforts by some on the right to discourage voting. This book ought to be a call to arms for progressives in this country. Roth makes a compelling case that there are...

Address hate groups in peaceful manner

With hate groups marching in cities across the U.S., it's tempting to attend to show opposition. Resist the temptation and hold peace or opposition rallies elsewhere in the city. Confronting bigots directly will only feed into more hate and spark...

GOP billionaires despise our democracy

Republicans voted to make America great again. They were conned. They thought dismantling government, busting unions, deporting immigrants, and cutting taxes on their boss would help, but instead got plutocracy, nepotism, racism, nativism,...

Trump's Korean rhetoric is reason for concern

President Trump continues to demonstrate he lacks the aptitude, integrity and disposition in leading our great country. Trump is more concerned about his image and making his loyal supporters happy, than in bringing our country together. Trump...

Groton has forgotten sidewalks for pedestrians

What is the point of additional sidewalks if they are continuously obstructed by work crew signs, police cars and private vehicles? It should be mandated that anyone working for Groton not occupy sidewalks with signs that could be placed...

New London's repaired sidewalks look great

Not the most important issue that we face today, but I disagree with David Collins' assessment of the sidewalk work done in New London recently, "



Columnist Froma Harrop

National security demands Trump's removal

If his insiders abandoned him, Trump could be more smoothly eased out of the Oval Office. Impeachment? Twenty-fifth Amendment? Doesn't matter.

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Dr. Malloy hit lawmakers Friday with shock therapy

Nothing focuses the mind of a politician more than watching pork being ripped away from the bone in the district where they will have to stand for re-election.

Columnist Eugene Robinson

GOP leaders must overcome their timidity and denounce Trump

With only a few exceptions, GOP political leaders have been too timid to denounce the president and the reprehensible game of racial politics he's playing.


Trump’s itchy Twitter finger triggers speculation

For Trump to entertain the prospect of an indictment is an unforced error that plants questions about whether he has any reason to think an indictment might be coming.

Once more, John McCain was the hero

McCain referenced what many yearn for -- collaborative, compromising work in Washington for the sake of incremental progress of the kind that has made this nation freer, more prosperous and powerful than any other.


If Net Neutrality dies, the Internet dies too

The rules that protect us from abusive practices are in the process of being repealed by the new FCC. There is no overstating the disastrous effects this will have on our economy.

Republicans blameless for state budget woes

Power lies solely with the Democratic leaders who have refused to vote on not only Republican budgets but also refused to hold votes on the governor’s budget and mini-budget proposals.

Rabbis of Eastern Connecticut: ‘We are appalled’

'We cannot stand idly by in the face of hatred ... the Jewish community must be united with all communities to work against anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination in all its forms.'