THE DAY’S OPINION

The next act of Congress

The collapse of the Republicans' health care bill shows that the party has been so consumed with being against Obamacare provisions that it hasn't been able to agree on what it wants.

Don't filibuster Gorsuch Supreme Court vote

It is not hyperbole to call the seat stolen. Yet the response should not be to block the appointment of Judge Gorsuch and extend the vacancy.

Keep those butts off our beaches

The only butts that should be welcomed at local beaches are those clothed in swimsuits. Keep the cigarette variety away from the sand and shore.

U.S. can't abandon a world in trouble

One of the most counterproductive cuts proposed by President Trump is the plan to slash such “soft power” staples as diplomacy and foreign aid.

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GUEST COMMENTARIES

Hidden ER costs upend health markets

To control health-care spending, patients need to know which providers and treatments are in-network, so they can seek care accordingly.

Pruitt will return EPA to its core mission

Pruitt should end the war on carbon that imposed dramatic and costly new regulations on states and businesses.

Day missed the mark in backing Millstone bill

The Day's editorial failed to address the litany of problems posed by the legislation that would give a powerful corporation an unfair competitive advantage and discourage renewable energy development.

YOUR LETTERS

Thomas undermines his own poverty argument

I read Cal Thomas’ recent column, “America’s longest war didn’t address poverty,” (March 15). He starts out...

War on poverty, and sanctuary cities

America's longest war didn't address poverty! How true and yet here we are 53 years later and $22 trillion dollars poorer! More than three...

Male military members take commander's lead

The military’s job is to protect, right? So why is the military failing to protect the women (and men) who choose to enlist in the military from sexual assault and exploitation? I refer to all the recent headlines about the marines...

Pruitt dangerous pick to lead the EPA

The North Stonington Conservation Commission takes seriously the stance President Trump has taken in appointing Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. It is absurd for us to believe the very man who sued the agency he now...

On topic of undermining, Republicans can't complain

I had to laugh when I read that Sean Hannity was very upset because Rachel Maddow was revealing President Trump's 2005 partial tax return. Sean claims NBC and MSNBC are trying to undermine Trump's presidency. Sound familiar? That’s just...

No more middlemen in electric supply chain

Buy Direct, avoid the middleman, and save. Except, of course, if you are buying electricity in Connecticut, then we have a middleman. Middlemen who often have misleading and confusing sales promotions. Now The Day editorial, “

Welcoming Westerly murals

In response to David Collins' rant "Stop the murals, please," (March 10). I have enjoyed many public murals in the U.S. and around the world. One of the best was in...

Problem is not Deep State, it's the inept president

The Trump administration, Fox News and the Alt-Right are working themselves into quite a state over the Deep State. They truly appear to believe that former President Obama and a merry band of holdover bureaucrats are running a shadow government...

Helping Montville students in mind and body

Since 2009, Read to Ride Inc. has been committed to encouraging local students to read and be active. As an educator and parent of two boys, I understand that reading is the foundation of all learning and plays a vital role in preparing...

Sentence for molester was far too lenient

I am writing in response to the article, “Career pedophile Beemer sentenced to 10 years in prison,” (March...

Seeking some relief from high water bills

The last Town Audit showed that the Montville Water Pollution Control Authority has almost $7 million in uncommitted funds. I suggest that it look into buying the water system sold to Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority (SCWA)...

Judge in Hawaii, Trump's the Constitution

We now have a second federal judge who has placed a hold on the president's travel ban; this time from the state of pineapples. The judge admitted throughout his rather hastily prepared ruling (perhaps even written ahead) that there were no legal...

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COLUMNS

Colt subsidy makes state the arsenal of hypocrisy

The governor seems to be saying that guns are bad unless they are made by members of a union allied with his political party, in which case guns become a jobs program.

Personality and policy

Leaders who lead by personality can also die by personality, which is what happened in the House last week when the president’s threats and arm-twisting failed to deliver enough votes.

Trump ‘faithful’ get cuts they voted for

Perhaps some of the surprised Trump faithful didn’t realize that when it comes to the flow of federal money, they’re on the receiving end.

OP-ED

Manafort played huge role in Trump’s election

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declared that Manafort had only a “very limited role for a very limited time” in the Trump campaign. That was a false statement.

Sen. Schumer’s resistance thrills conservatives

The Senate minority leader is doing more than anyone in our nation’s capital to ensure the passage of the most conservative health care and tax reform possible