Trump's snicker politics confront a new reality

How elected officials behave, how powerful men treat women, and how those in public life react to allegations against others in power are part of the new playbook.

Can't ignore deficit when restoring Medicare Savings Program

By national standards, Connecticut’s program is generous. Some changes to cut its costs may be in order. But the cuts passed in the most recent budget went too deep.

Finding the best fit for running Stonington

Stonington’s soon-to-be-seated charter commission should be allowed to do its due diligence and study a variety of forms of alternative governments.

Overcoming negative perceptions in New London

Overcoming negative perceptions and addressing factors that may have contributed to the recent spate of violent behavior is the challenge that confronts city leaders and its advocates.

Finding a sensible policy for Haitian immigrants

Tearing families apart and returning individuals to a hopeless situation serves no good purpose. The situation calls for a compassionate and sensible response.

Let states lower Medicaid prescription drug prices

Two states, Massachusetts and Arizona, have asked the federal government for permission to pick and choose which drugs they will cover for Medicaid beneficiaries.

State's best bet remains tribal gaming

It is hard to imagine path to a deal that makes MGM and the tribes happy. This appears to be a zero-sum game, with a winner and loser.

Millstone gets to make its case for market relief

For the past couple of years, Dominion has been trying to make the case that it faces the same stresses that have forced the closure of other nuclear plants in the country. Now is its chance.

Undermining America's lands

While the legality of President Trump's move is debatable, its ill wisdom is less so.

Hartford gets bailout, Bronin bails into governor's race

It would take at least another term for the Hartford mayor to get his city turned in the right direction. If he could do that, Bronin would have a genuine platform from which to make a case for higher office.

Prepare to challenge speech, not silence it

By not allowing him to deliver the speech, Wintrich’s critics played right into his hands, gaining him all kinds of attention.

Consumer advocate will help restore trust in utility agency

With the appointment of the consumer advocate and new board members, CMEEC should start operating in transparent fashion. Only then will utility customers be confident it is operating in their best interests.


Close votes and school costs in North Stonington

The legislative body of North Stonington voted "no" to the Board of Education budget, yet the same budget, with no changes will find itself before...

Odd politics in Groton backing tax break for Odd Fellows

In 1893 the General Assembly granted the Odd Fellows a tax exemption provided the organization’s value did not exceed $100,000. The...


Columnist Catherine Rampell

A feast for regulatory parasites

"The amount of complexity they're adding is staggering, just unbelievably staggering," fumes the usually mild-mannered Steven M. Rosenthal, a tax...

Columnist Cal Thomas

Trump's accomplishments obscured by distractions

Unemployment is at its lowest level since 2000. It is also at a 17-year low for African-Americans, and it has dropped for all other major racial and...

Columnist Richard Cohen

Cable TV president and his monitor

The Times interviewed 60 advisers, associates, friends and members of Congress for the article and reports that Trump spends four to eight hours a...