THE DAY’S OPINION

Time for Clinton to take the questions

Hillary Clinton needs to step in front of the press and address the questions about emails and the Clinton Foundation.

Caution when jogging

Jogging is a great way to stay healthy, and a few common sense precautions can reduce the chances of a jogger becoming a victim.

More budget baloney

President Obama submitted a budget proposal to Congress in February. The current budget expires in a month and Congress has done nothing. It's easier and more politically convenient to just complain.

Change welcomed, now fix law to protect state watchdog agencies

The Malloy administration made the right decision in reversing its plans to block funding for agencies charged with keeping Connecticut government honest.

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- Theodore Bodenwein

CARTOONS

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Social Security should remain foundation of retirement

Social Security is guaranteed — a defined benefit for life after the employment years have ended — and that’s a good thing for retirees.

Follow police orders to avoid escalation

'All of the recent incidents involving excessive force began when the victim refused to comply with the police officer.'

Next steps for rebuilding East Lyme elementary schools

Renovation/replacement plans for the elementary schools of East Lyme never got off the ground. After four years of planning by staff, parents, community members, and the Board of Education plus many designs by an architect, everything was put...

YOUR LETTERS

Don't mislead readers, clearly label advertising

Under the banner "Your Good Health/Hartford HealthCare" in The Day (Aug. 23), is the headline "Understanding Lyme Disease," followed by an article written by...

Letter was half right, but wrong candidate

Your Killingworth reader, “Clinton is corrupt to the core,” (Aug. 4), is right that the stakes in this year’s presidential election...

He'll take the boor over cloaked socialist

This is in response to the letter, "GOP must find a way to dump Trump," (Aug 16). First of all, I would be the first to say that Donald Trump was...

Clinton email decision set a bad precedent

I was alarmed and concerned when reading The Day’s headline "Groton sailor using ‘Clinton defense’ in case...

Police and firefighters warm to our youth

I was an incognito attendee of the police-firefighter interaction with young New Londoners at Mahan...

Rep. Scott may be wolf in legislative forest

State Rep. John Scott, R-Groton, has cried wolf over budget shortfalls in our state government. The record shows an obstructionist view on budget matters as it relates to finding solutions to tough problems we face. The state cuts a billion...

Library 'health' card

I was pleased to see another article, “The best reason for reading? Book lovers live longer...

If looks could kill, LED street lamps deadly

I followed Montville Councilor Chuck Longton’s challenge to review New London LED lights. I covered Montauk Avenue downtown to Glenwood Avenue. I invite you, too. Just awful lights!  Glaringly bright passing under, stabbing your...

Easier and easier voting -- for Democrats

As if Connecticut's Nanny State had not gone far enough, now the Department of Motor Vehicles is auto-enrolling voters, "Motor-voter...

Protest and dissent woven into U.S. fabric

In her letter, “Protest fans flames of separation,” (Aug. 12), Kathy Calkins ignores the history of political activism and racism...

Magnified media coverage contributes to violence

Happy 240th birthday, America! Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling carried a gun for his protection. The officers tackled him. Was he resisting? Was Sterling reaching for his gun? Why...

Sun shines on NPU, ratepayers in the dark

Norwich Mayor Hinchey praises the Mountain Ash Solar Farm as one of the finest projects she had witnessed since becoming mayor. And...

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COLUMNS

Abolishing ‘man’ at Princeton University

Academic liberalism, once thought to be instructive, even ennobling, is now part of a larger effort to not only destroy America’s foundations, but dilute and diminish God’s greatest creation.

Trump turns pivot into a 360 spin

'That’s right, black Americans. The Republican candidate for president says you live Hobbesian lives of misery and despair, with no options, no prospects, no joy, no hope. Oh, and he wants your vote.'

China’s rising influence is felt in Australia

Given China's rise, it is critical that the United States continue to demonstrate it is a trusted partner of the land down under.

OP-ED

Trump’s NATO attacks show he’s ill-informed

Not only is Trump frighteningly wrong on the worth of little countries in Europe but he also fails to understand the very meaning of the term “alliance.”

NATO stance familiar, Trump makes it stronger

What jarred many in Washington was how Trump suggested he would push other NATO nations to fulfill their burden-sharing commitments by making U.S. commitments contingent on theirs.