In backing Moore, Republicans are failing the moral test

Many in Republican Party and Christian community are about to sell their collective souls for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

Still time to sober up on tax reform

A healthy society, at this point in the economic cycle, would pay down public debt and marshal resources for the next rough patch. Instead our leaders are preparing to take us $1.4 trillion deeper into the red over 10 years.

Did he or didn't he? Al Franken keeps apologizing for groping he says he can't recall

We still have no clear statement from the senator on claims that he grabbed women's buttocks while taking photos on the campaign trail.

Who coined the term 'sexual harassment'?

Naming the phenomenon in the 1970s was a major turning point; the phrase acted as a bridge among women who had been suffering in isolation. But the law and society have taken years to catch up.

RIP Manson? How awful! How untrue.

Seems too many of us are all too ready to get mad about something we read online, even if it is ludicrous.

Alabama Senate race leaves anti-abortionists no choice

As far as anti-abortionists are concerned, Alabama's Democratic candidate, Doug Jones, is wrong on our country's premier human-rights issue.

Yes, the Clintons should be investigated

Any impartial investigation of Russia's efforts to meddle in our democratic process needs to include a full inquiry of the Russian money flowing into Clinton world.

New Hobbesian war on our privacy

Today, foreign governments and private hackers can use the same tools we all feared the U.S. government would use.

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.


The quest for collusion is over as the desperate shriek for impeachment begins

Mueller's team has made a number of consequential findings, but none of them establish collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia

8 reasons this Trump supporter is very happy

Eight years of Obama rule damaged the values of America’s young people, but Trump is restoring the country and its economy to greatness.

Seeing women only as in need of protection no better than seeing them as prey

It's in purity balls and chastity pledges. Fathers, here, are protectors. Of their daughters. Of their honor. Of, ultimately, their virginity.

In sexual misconduct cases, 'due process' is a dodge for men

As allegations of sexual misconduct spring up, alarmed observers have suggested that due process isn't being properly extended to the accused. We should be wary of stretching the precept to situations where it doesn't apply

Recalling the double sacrifice for many Pearl Harbor attack families

Every Dec. 7th Mrs. Miller took a bouquet of flowers and placed them in a small stream on their farm, hoping that her thoughts and prayers — if not the flowers — would reach her sons George and Jessie, killed in the attack.

Niantic shellfishing hatchery must be done right

Decisions we make today about the development in the Niantic River will set a precedent for the future and may not be reversible.

Don’t be afraid to grieve, we need it

Choosing grief can be one of the most transformative and life-affirming things a person can do for themselves.

I'm a Depression historian. The GOP tax bill is straight out of 1929.

As in the 1920s, Republicans are sprinting toward an economic cliff. The American people must call a halt before it's too late.

In defense of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The media hostility toward Sanders really has nothing to do with her but stems from its barely concealed hatred for Trump.

Why arts and culture matter

Nonprofit museums and performing arts venues invest in their communities and maintain a workforce that remains close to home. Jobs are not shipped overseas and, once invested in a place, these nonprofits maintain a presence and add value to a...


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...

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...

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...


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...

Columnist Catherine Rampell

China isn't America's rival − pinkie swear

To the extent that the "China model" means wielding economic influence without ever nagging anyone about pesky democratic values, maybe this export...

Columnist Froma Harrop

Roy Moore poisons Alabama's business climate

It will be interesting to see whether the voters of Alabama find justification for letting such an individual represent them to the world. Alabama's...