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Franken resignation shows double standard

It doesn't matter which side of the aisle you sit on to recognize that Senator Al Franken took one for the team. The sacrificial lamb so to speak. Too bad we lost a good senator. I'm not defending abuse of any kind to anyone, but if there wasn't...

Franken party switch

Headline, “Franken to quit Senate but says GOP tolerates sex harassment,” (Dec. 8). If he REALLY believes that,...

Flynn's behavior suggests a deeper conspiracy

General Flynn lied to the FBI about his December 2016 conversations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, as he has now admitted in a plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But an odd thing remains unexplained.  Flynn, as an...

Inviting democracy's demise lie by lie

Poor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, denied credit for baking a pie by those nasty people in the Washington Press Corps! However trivial this particular issue is, the larger issue of Sanders' credibility remains. What can one think of a presidential...

What was policy backing permanent library cuts in Ledyard?

In October Ledyard, like other Connecticut towns and cities, used temporary budget cuts to resolve the crisis brought on by the state which first delayed and then reduced funds allocated to the town. The distribution of these cuts across town...

Feeling blue about bowwow named Bauer

It’s Christmas and a time to be filled with joy. However, I’m upset about a senior dog left at the Waterford Humane Society that’s been there since this past July. His name is Bauer, and he’s seven-plus years old.

Trump team may be guilty of treason

With this new turn of events in the Russian investigation and Michael Flynn's pleading guilty, it should now turn into a treason inquiry, including President Donald Trump, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., Vice President Mike Pence,...

State budget deficits have broken our bank

The Day printed a story, "Faced with layoffs, Ledyard teachers accept two-day furlough," (Dec. 5). Towns across the state...

Republicans roll over for corporate America

Corporations pollute our water and foul our air. They abuse our courts. They sell unsafe products and rip off their customers financially. Despite having grown and prospered, they have not raised real wages in 40 years. They exploit our education...

He is sick of long lines at DMV

After going to the Department of Motor Vehicles you can no longer take a couple of hours off from work to get paperwork done. They need to be open six full days a week. You have to take off a full day, use a vacation day, to stand in...

It's all about who has the power

They’re coming out of the woodwork, aren’t they? And it’s about dang time. Women know what I’m talking about, right? (#MeToo) And men are finally catching on. The good ones, anyway. The rest have already known because...

Catala wants close look at New London school finances

The 2017 election is behind us and the new, New London Board of Education has been seated. I was glad to vote to have two regular board meetings each month. These two monthly meetings will be crucially important. There is much to be...

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