Honoring silent sentinels on Memorial Day

Americans need to remember because those who sacrificed deserve it and because blocking out the reality that the day represents would be a perilous mistake.

Enriching the lessons of state history

The state’s history lessons too often focus only on the wealthy and powerful from our past.

Wage hike won’t work

Raising the minimum wage is ineffective at reducing poverty.Raising the minimum wage is ineffective at reducing poverty.

Back to the barracks

In Connecticut, there appears to be no will to change.

Release Lanza papers

This puzzling secrecy has been an embarrassment to the state

Heeding Obama's climate warning at academy graduation

"The science is indisputable," noted the president.

A couple of things while you're here, Mr. President

President Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker at the academy’s 134th commencement ceremony.

Include Republicans in state budget talks

By excluding Republicans from the budget negotiations, Gov. Malloy is excluding thousands of citizens in southeastern Connecticut.

Congress abdicates role in ISIS campaign

In seeking congressional involvement, President Obama sought a balance between military action and congressional support.

Tsarnaev sentence

Death sentence verdict will mean years of appeals and news coverage.

Engage Asia-Pacific

President Obama’s “pivot to Asia” is not only sound foreign policy, but of absolute necessity.

Results in United Kingdom may bode well for GOP

Recall that Conservative Margaret Thatcher’s 1979 election preceded Republican Ronald Reagan’s by a year.


Lower welfare ranks with living wages

A living wage for anyone who is willing to work is important. We don't get to choose how smart we are, or what social class we're born into, but...

Take a closer look at North Stonington budget

There is not a big increase in North Stonington's budget this year, but it may be a year of accountability. I am asking every taxpayer to review...

Disarming our police will invite chaos

In light of what's transpired over the last several months with civil unrest, and protests that were far from peaceful, you would think the last...


Nappier's warning falls on (understandably) deaf ears

Her math may be right, but her political calculations come up short.

Obama drills hole in climate policy

The fact is that if we are going to avert the kind of temperature rise that climate scientists say would be catastrophic, some of the oil, coal and...

U.S. Mideast standing in tatters under Obama

Following 6 years of Obama’s steady and determined withdrawal from the Middle East, America’s standing in the region has collapsed.