THE DAY’S OPINION

It was a kick watching the U.S. women

The U.S. women’s scintillating FIFA World Cup triumph over Japan Sunday was a feel-good moment in a summer afflicted by racial violence, terror attacks and international economic chaos, and...

The dark cloud of beach traffic

Sunny skies and warm temperatures over the long Fourth of July weekend may have been welcomed by owners of hot dog stands, clam shacks and boogie board rental shops, but stalled bumper-to-bumper...

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.

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GUEST COMMENTARIES

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.

YOUR LETTERS

Gun-control debate trumps flag removal

The sardonic political cartoon (June 26), showing a bumper-sticker reading, "Guns don't kill people. Flags kill people!" sends a pertinent message regarding the tragedy of...

Foundation tours get you inside lighthouse

The Ledge Light Foundation agrees with the article, “Two-hour lighthouse tour adds to local attractions,” (June 26), about the...

Thomas' bigotory disguised as morality

It didn't take long for the first absurdly ludicrous reaction to the Supreme Court ruling concerning same sex marriage to appear in The Day, and leave it to Cal Thomas, “

Waterford school board needs new 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, “

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COLUMNS

Using 'religious liberty' as a weapon

It used to be that budget cuts were the best way to kill a law you hated but lacked the votes to formally repeal. You know, if you can't beat 'em, defund 'em.

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.

OP-ED

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.