Trump, Hillary: Circus vs. coronation

Republicans and Democrats are following different routes to a presidential nomination.

Gas tax boost needed to meet transportation needs

One big problem is that the Highway Trust Fund, dependent on the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gasoline tax, has not increased in 22 years and is not producing enough revenue to fund transportation...

China’s market mayhem

If leaders truly want to reduce the casino swings to which China’s markets are prone, reforms are necessary.

Proceed cautiously on big minimum wage boost

The reality is that a rush to dramatically boost the minimum wage could potentially hurt the very people its proponents want to help, poor families and unskilled workers.

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- Theodore Bodenwein



Democrat's budget takes wrecking ball to Conn. economy

No good will happen for economy as long as the Democrats are totally in charge.

Nitpicking aside, Clinton best for the U.S.

Clinton is the one individual who has the ability and experience to handle the difficult challenges that lay ahead.


60 years of Whaler pride

A special time for New London High School alumni; recognition needs to go to Donna Vendetto, Maureen Thompson and the entire Alumni Association Committee for a very special night, the All Class Reunion Dance on July 18. In September my...

Pastor, wife depart welcoming community

When my wife and I came to southeastern Connecticut 54 years ago to establish a church, our friends warned us about New England. They said the people are cold and unfriendly and that establishing a church would be impossible. Nothing they said...

A path to war, not to peace

The world mocks us as we offer "Peace in our time." Or is a prelude to World War III President Obama's real gift to the world? Appeasement to dictators in Europe and Far East resulted in World War II. This nuclear agreement guarantees the...

The old comics were much funnier

Some sages say that there are but two original American art forms, jazz and the comic strip. Jazz it seems is still thriving. But, judging from The Day’s dismal daily display of allegedly comic comics, that art form has slithered...

Image used without her permission

I was informed that my image was associated with the website. In addition, the use of my image and name identified me as one of Michael Passero’s campaign supporters in his bid for election to the...

Raising Medicare eligibility age deadly mistake

Isn’t it a great inconsistency on the part of those who want to raise the age eligibility for Medicare, op-ed, “GOP’s zombie-like attack on Medicare,”...

Make 'Wise' choice in New London

Sometimes being a spectator is not good enough, which mean sometimes you need to get involved. I have either been attending New London City Council meetings or watching the meetings on Metrocast. After years of following the activities of...

Reader fondly recalls past glory days

If only we paid attention to history. Where would you be if during the past 96 months, our American economy grew steadily, month after month? Where would our unemployment be if we had grown like that? What would your personal finances look...

People simply accept repeated political lies

It is too expensive to live or to die in the "great" state of Connecticut. Whatever happened to Governor Malloy's promises, especially the promise not to raise taxes? Everyone seems to be upset about what is happening, but most people feel...

Planned Parenthood hit with video hack job

As a millennial in support of Planned Parenthood, I’m disheartened by the latest baseless attacks on the organization. A video released July 21 shows extremists posing as health care workers and badgering a longtime physician for hours,...

Ledyard school board political on spending

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Money and Iran

Money is the most powerful motivator, especially in a capitalist society. It is one of the main reasons people do what they do. In the Mideast the greatest money maker is oil. People react to how much is spent on their humanity, especially...



In the business world, diversity pays

This potential for market blind spots, and not do-gooder-ness, is the real reason companies need to start investing in workforce diversity.

Under attack, Katz confident she has DCF moving in right direction

The enormity of what this agency confronts is daunting. Society’s failings end up at its doorstep.

Among the ruins, a case of righteousness

One Jew is doing what he can to save Middle East Christianity from extinction.


Why Russia vetoed resolution on downed Malaysian plane

Russia, which has always jealously watched the practice of American exceptionalism, wants the same treatment.

Corporate sellout of national treasures

While we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, Washington is literally stripping “service” out of the National Park Service.