OP-ED

Russian collusion clear, the lying spectacular

There is a spectacular accumulation of lies. Lies on disclosure forms. Lies at confirmation hearings. Lies on Twitter. Lies in the White House briefing room. Lies to the FBI. Self-protective lies by the attorney general.

Don’t write Trumpism’s obituary just yet

There is certainly evidence to suggest "Trumpism without Trump" isn't the best electoral strategy, but it's still not a totally compelling case.

GOP’s bold tax moves may pay off later

The broad outlines of the Republican tax plan reflect what a bipartisan tax reform compromise might look like.

A year after Trump, political upheaval continues

The lead ideology of the Republican Party at the national level is now immoral. The lead ideology of the Democratic Party is likely to be determined by radicals with little to offer the country save anger and bad economics.

Cue the fat lady, Trump is done

Trump is so over. Totally irrelevant, exhausted, flamed out. The sleepytime eyes and la-di-da hair and the tweet-tweet-tweet say it all.

Trump cares not a whit about rule of law

Today we have tweets, not democracy, in action. We don't have ethics; we have finger-pointing.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders laments media 'hostility' toward Trump

Studies have shown overwhelmingly negative coverage of Trump in the mainstream media.

Avoiding offense is not the goal of education

Our society has developed a deep confusion about the meaning of education. For some − both the advocates of safe spaces and the banners of books − the goal is the preservation of purity.

GUEST OPINIONS

Danica Roem's win proves it: We don't need to restrict campaign contributions

It is the grass roots - the outsiders most unfamiliar with politics – that suffer from complicated campaign-finance laws.

Eversource repair crews faced difficult challenge

The Eversource crews who were working to restore power worked tirelessly around the clock, even while the storm was still raging.

Shellfish aquaculture has many benefits

If we are to regain local shellfish in harvestable quantities, we need aquaculture to help us.

Norwich Public Utilities is economic engine for Norwich, region

With a workforce of 150 and an annual budget of more than $97 million, NPU is supporting expanded community economic activity in Norwich that includes the creation of 130 – 189 jobs each year between 2016 and 2036.

A collaborative approach to divorce

An added benefit is that the family’s privacy remains intact. Financial affidavits can remain sealed and ignoble allegations are not publicly aired as they are in a litigated divorce.

‘Stability of the entire world … routinely threatened by … 140 characters’

We must never meekly accept the daily sundering of our country. The personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms and institution, the flagrant disregard for truth and decency.

‘Add-a-Dollar’ to provide light and heat

When families live with no utilities or heat, they often engage in behaviors that can cause physical harm or even death.

Placing service above politics in Stonington

A departing selectman sees a bright future for his town and the village of Pawcatuck within it.

Preserving our environment: It benefits our health, economy and communities

Our community leaders must continue to consider how to balance economic growth and environmental preservation to support vibrant communities.

New London school budget editorial missed an important point

What was missing was an understanding that a proposed reduction in $4.2 million from the city’s education appropriation does not represent a loss of $4.2 million in funding to the schools.

LATEST EDITORIALS

Malloy took the hit, so stop your complaining

Legislative leaders should have saved the drama and provided a simple, joint statement: “Don’t blame us, blame him.”

Checking president's ability to wage nuclear war

With the Cold War behind us, it no longer makes sense to allow a president to launch an offensive nuclear strike without a declaration from Congress.

Evaluating Eversource's storm response is a reasonable step

This should be a mission of fact-finding — with a goal of improved preparedness and response — not one of blame and scapegoating.

COLUMNS

Columnist David Ignatius

As Trump returns from Asia, America retreats from the world

This administration is an empty suit. It doesn't make decisions. It doesn't set priorities.

Columnist Cal Thomas

Faithful must beware the cult of politics

For too many modern Protestants, politics has become a cult. They are forgetting their first love.

Columnist Richard Cohen

Murdoch, Fox and the aging GOP base of support

What remains of the GOP is rural, less educated, less affluent and, to be charitable, less young. On the back of any envelope, it's a bad business...