THE DAY’S OPINION

Women's March II, this time toward the 2018 vote

Both marchers and observers wondered whether last year's anti-Trump Women's March movement would make the transition from protest to advocacy. It is good for democracy that it has, and that women...

Let states deal with the marijuana issue

Before federal authorities, under the direction of the attorney general, start raiding marijuana dispensaries, handcuffing cancer patients or busting Denver pot shops, Congress should address the...

Despite ugly rhetoric, work to save DACA

Suggesting Democrats “don’t really want it (DACA),” is a lie. Democrats would happily approve a law extending the provisions of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program...

Nystrom off to good start, but Norwich agenda must include CCD tax

One area Nystrom does not appear eager to explore is the back-breaking and development discouraging special tax that property owners must pay in the City Consolidated District — consisting of...

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

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YOUR LETTERS

'Have you no sense of decency,' President Trump?

On June 9, 1954, at the height of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s vicious and exaggerated crusade against so-called Communist infiltration of American government and society, that odious bully met his match in Attorney Joseph Welch, counsel to...

Middle class under assault from Republicans

Republicans did not have the well-being of working class Americans in mind when drafting this new tax law. The law overwhelmingly benefits billionaires while it increases the national debt by $1.4 trillion, transforming a tax break into a...

Pain and difficulty opening 'safe' packaging

As an adult with arthritis who has also had some small hand bones removed, I have a complaint. There are so many child-resistant packages on the market for everything from mouth wash to dishwasher detergent. I have a variety of tools to open...

No Day editorial for MLK Day disappointing

I cannot say whether the absence of a Day editorial devoted to racial injustice/civil rights on "Martin Luther King Day" bothered anyone other than me, but I can say it was conspicuously unusual. So much so, that I called The Day's editorial page...

Sad American cleansing

First they came for the Haitians, then for the Salvadorans, and next the Dreamers. When will they come for me? When will they come for you? Is this a new form of the Nazi dream of an Aryan Nation? Is it perhaps time to consider returning the...

Not sold on garbage bags for New London

I hope that the City of New London will consider options other than the proposed pay-per-bag garbage pickup. Bags are sloppier, more susceptible to damage from animal scavengers or weather, less ecological, more trouble for collectors, and less...

Don't cut funding for people in need

In 2015 Gov. Dannel P. Malloy attempted to reduce the monthly stipend for nursing home residents from $60 to $50 per month. This was defeated by the legislature. He is attempting this again! The monthly stipend is used for such things...

Despite recent cold, renewable energy wise

The recent cold spells have given deniers of climate change a reason for their opinion. However, nothing in nature goes in a straight line. The problem is these people don’t have or don’t want to believe the facts.

Yielding to confusion?

Somebody at the Department of Transportation had the bright idea of moving the yield signs around on several of the I-95 on ramps a few weeks ago without notifying anybody. The new patterns are probably better, but only if people notice the...

Taking a knee is easy, investing in change hard

In response to Jeff Sattler letter, “Kneeling is as benign as it gets,” (Jan. 6), telling those of us who believe in standing for...

Help boost small businesses not big EB

Senator Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, would like to spend $150 million in state funds, which we don’t have, to support General Dynamics, a $31 billion-plus corporation. Why would Osten want to do this? Electric Boat builds the costs of...

Groton retired officers deserve pension boost

I am a 24-year retired veteran of the Town of Groton Police Department. I read with interest the article on Karen Morton, “Former Groton town councilor criticizes town’s treatment of retired police officers” (Jan. 8). I...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Eugene Robinson

Trump rejects American ideals of diversity

Republicans say they want a "merit-based" system of immigration. But what it appears Trump really wants is a race-based immigration system.

Columnist Margaret Sullivan

Conveying Trump's words is no easy task

Commentators and opinion writers who made logical, principled arguments helped bring context to the president's comments. But that kind of thoughtfulness was far from universal.

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Tong misplays bigot card in attack on Herbst

Herbst’s comments appeared to line up with traditional conservative versus liberal debate when it comes to the role of the courts. It was a stretch to make them out to be an anti-gay dog whistle.

OP-ED

Time to put Kim Jong Un back on his heels

We must sanction key choke points and fine offending banks − especially Chinese banks. It's time for North Korea to fear what America will do next.

Tight labor market reducing racial unemployment gap

A persistently strong macroeconomy is highly potent medicine for treating economic inequities, including racial ones.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

For many it's 'fake' if Trump says so

A study found 42 percent of Republicans believe accurate - but negative - stories qualify as 'fake news.' President Trump is using that tendency among his supporters to discredit the news media.

Rediscovering America: A Quiz on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

The quiz from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ohio provides an opportunity to test your knowledge of the civil rights leader.

Confessions of a state rep: 'We need to be tough and disciplined ... Don't hold your breath'

Urban writes that her critics completely miss the point and actually aid and abet the current dysfunction in how the state budgets.