GUEST COMMENTARIES

Wealthy Connecticut spends its way to ruin

Connecticut is rich in human resources, but is left poor by years of overspending.

Frink’s work as teacher and composer came full circle before his death

In his life as a teacher, my husband did not deviate from the responsibility to the student. He always thought that everyone has a gift.

Stop whining, Sen. Formica, GOP never had valid budget plan

This charade of Republican fiscal austerity is the primary reason why Republican politicians were not part of any final budget negotiations.

Destroying a Norwich city park for a questionable goal

The heretofore serenely unexamined life of the Chelsea Botanical Gardens initiative is at an end.

Hewett: New London a winner in recent session

Not everyone got what they wanted, but we came together from small towns and big cities, rural environments and urban settings and passed a budget that puts people first.

Teen party can become nightmare

Teens who choose to party can face serious legal consequences for their decisions. They also place their families in jeopardy.

Probate fees increased along with state taxes

The failure to appropriate funding in the current budget will return the probate system to the instability that plagued it for more than a decade before restructuring.

Pope ties abuse of nature to selfishness of capitalism

This encyclical should mark civilization’s most significant turning point since the Industrial Revolution.

Republican reflects on first year in state legislature

It’s not possible to craft the best of any product when you close out 40 percent of the input.

LATEST EDITORIALS

End loopholes placing guns in wrong hands

Dylann Roof should not have been allowed to purchase the .45-caliber handgun police say he used in the mass killing in Charleston.

Malloy needs to fight for transportation lockbox

If Gov. Malloy expects to make transportation a legacy initiative, he will need to do a better selling job on creating a lockbox to pay for it.

One small step for the Smithsonian, one great leap for its fundraising

What is more modern for the historic museum than a campaign that harnesses the power of the Internet?

COLUMNS

A taxing job that government does better

The IRS has actually tried outsourcing tax-collection activities before, at Congress’ behest. Twice, in fact, over the last two decades.

Dangerous new era of elusive lone wolf

They’re disparate, confused, Internet-savvy, eager for self-promotion and hard to find.

Young people withdraw from democratic process

Over time young people have withdrawn from traditional social and political institutions, including everything from political parties to churches.