Ryan tries to rally troops around Trump

Ryan’s reluctance to back Trump is no secret, and he confirmed that to N.C. delegates at last week’s convention.

Win, lose or break even — why we go to casinos

To while away a night at the tables is, on an unspoken level, to make sense of one’s place in a world fueled by desires but governed by chance.

Supreme Court at center of 2016 election

This year, both candidates are seizing on the issue of who will get to fill future vacancies on the Supreme Court, along with a current one.

How Republicans blew it on Benghazi

Republicans investigating the Benghazi attack got lost in the weeds of the debacle. The should have focused on the Obama/Clinton policy failures.


L+M and Yale merger is unnecessary

The formal acquisition of L+M by Yale-New Haven is neither required nor justified to achieve clinical goals — that is, to best serve our patients.

‘Historic’ convention excites former state Democratic chairman

A Democratic convention is a mixture of fun, work, and by the end of the week, exhaustion, along with the feeling of having participated in history. This time, with a woman running for president, it will truly be historic.

Cost to study mileage tax is a waste

Every time you give the state another source of revenue it gets squandered.

Learning from Europe on drug policy

It is clear that if the U.S. really wants to lessen the burden it places on taxpayers it must stop packing its already overpopulated prisons with minor drug offenders.

Federal goverment should pay for schools

The next president should be an “education president” and create a federal funding source for education.

We need Thurgood Marshall's wisdom these days

What Justice Marshall taught us was more than love of justice or tolerance of disagreement. He taught through example the importance of loving our neighbor across our differences.

War-weary South Sudan is not typical of Africa

Civil wars filled most of the past 60 years, and threaten again.

Why a downtown Coast Guard Museum makes sense

The selected location both fixes a train access problem and will help drive downtown revitalization.

TSA agents work hard to keep you safe

I’m a former Marine, and I served in combat. As a TSA agent I still have that sense of duty, like I did in Desert Storm.

A memorable day with Elie Wiesel

As the "10th man," a Day reporter was forever linked through prayer with 'the conscience of the world' -- Elie Wiesel.


Much Bernie in Hillary's acceptance speech

The centrist Hillary Clinton was hard to find Thursday, but no should be surprised to see her return post-election.

Federal probe into spending by Conn. Democrats welcomed

The problem with using federal funds in the 2014 election was that Malloy was a state candidate, not a federal one.

Trump on accessing opponent's emails: 'I wish I had that power'

In calling on Russia to provide emails on Hillary Clinton, and in thirsting for the ability himself to access them, Trump again shows he is not...


What’s the case for electing Hillary?

The fundamental problem with the Clinton campaign is this: What precisely is it about? Why is she running in the first place?

WikiLeaks outs DNC and its hypocrisy

One male DNC staffer wrote another male staffer saying “I love you” and added “no homo.” Another DNC email referred to...

Putin's new buddy spouts more lies

We’ve become almost numb to Trump’s wild and irresponsible declarations because there are so many of them. But this one, for me, was...