THE DAY’S OPINION

Compromise on long-term state pension reforms

Republicans can get guarantees of future changes in pension benefits, Malloy can assure pension gets adequate funding.

Connecticut College has a working plan

Strategic plan and new curriculum aim to lower the number of bachelor of arts recipients asking, on Commencement Day, "What am I going to do with this major?"

Trump delivers mixed message to United Nations

Trump wanted it both ways, playing the part of world leader, but also appeasing his isolationist driven core supporters. The result was an incoherent message.

In New London, Rivera makes jump from superintendent to candidate

If elected to the school board, former superintendent said he will make sure it runs properly and he won't tolerate politicians who unfairly criticize education spending.

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

CARTOONS

YOUR LETTERS

Fantastic to see help for Houston

Lee Elci, local morning radio show host, mentioned on a Monday that Houston needed help. He said he would broadcast  from the Parade Plaza, looking for donations of bottled water. John Fuller, the station owner, provided a truck and...

Better location suggested for healthy hatchery

I disagree with the "Shellfish Hatchery would benefit area" letter Sept. 11. According to Nelson Marshall's book, "The Scallop...

Groton reps stood proud on budget vote

The residents of Groton should be proud that our State Representatives took a stand to protect the working- and middle- class against the Republican budget. Reps. Chris Connelly and Joe de la Cruz voted against the Republican plan that...

Iconic D-Day photo misused in cartoon

I am appalled that the Sept. 4, 2017 cartoon depicting Gen. Dwight Eisenhower speaking to the 101st Airborne troops prior to their D-Day drop into France was published. It implied that Eisenhower words were some sort of stump speech. It is...

'Too late for advice from The Day'

The Day editorial of Sept. 11 (“Malloy move provides path to get budget passed”) called...

Our early presidents signed anti-slavery laws

Misinformation has led many Americans to believe that circa 1790 our newly forming Republic was much like the country we fled and fought for independence, Britain, a slave nation. The ideologies and actions of our country's first three presidents...

Redfern deserved applause, not lawn harrassment

I’ve been reading in The Day, “New London conservationist takes blight appeal case to hearing,” (Aug. 30),...

New London High students were a shining example

Last Saturday on got my SUV washed at a New London High School fundraiser. The professional job the students did went beyond my expectations. They took plenty of time, washing the wheels and also the side mirrors. They courtesy...

Hit Chinese leaders where it will hurt

The best leverage that the United States has with China is right here in our finest boarding schools, universities and private colleges. The elite 1 percent in China are more interested in their children than they are in a few banks or in a...

'There's only one race, the human race'

Is the media feeding the fascist fire? The AP article, "White Christians now a minority," (Sept. 7), could be. According to...

Trust Blake to push progress for New London schools

While I am new to New London, and my daughter was only born a few months ago, I am invested in the Board of Education as a vital part of local government, as my wife and I are both educators currently working at Connecticut College. I am...

Can Senate again become 'great team'?

In Ira Shaprio’s book "The Last Great Senate," he writes in the prologue, “The Great Senate worked on the...

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COLUMNS

Columnist David Ignatius

Trump's welcome flirtation with the U.N.

Watching Trump give his biggest speech since the inaugural, I was modestly reassured to see him operating within the four walls of rationality.

Columnist Richard Cohen

What's the matter with these lawyers?

President Donald Trump isn't representing himself, but sometimes it feels like he has a bunch of Donald Trumps on retainer.

Columnist Eugene Robinson

What happened? U.S. political axis tilted.

My view is that the traditional left-to-right, progressive-to-conservative, Democratic-to-Republican political axis that we're all so familiar with is no longer a valid schematic of American political opinion.

OP-ED

The steep cost of cheap speech

Technologies that radically reduce intermediaries and other barriers to entry into society’s conversation mean that ignorance, incompetence and intellectual sociopathy are no longer barriers.

Trump's presence at UN was reassuring

Trump's tone was serious Tuesday. And U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has turned out to be a sure-footed star with confidence and a grasp of the issues.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Simple path to legal status for millions

In fairness to those who have set down deep roots in America, I urge Congress to enact a bill updating 249’s outdated entry requirement from January 1, 1972 to January 1, 2005.

Benny's will soon only exist in our dreams

Online may be cheaper and easier, but it doesn't produce local jobs, local donations or local taxes.

DiMauro's attacks on Fitch Hall selections 'crossed the line'

This group of good, well-meaning people want to bring pride to our school. We are not controversial and do not seek confrontation.