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.

Malloy: Take time to reflect on recent tragedies, and learn from them

Over the last week, the nation has witnessed horror. The events have shocked our collective soul. They have been jolts to our conscience – both in Connecticut and across the country – that require a moment of mass reflection.

Time to reorganize local government services

Connecticut can no longer afford to duplicate services in 169 communities. To fiscally survive, Connecticut needs to consolidate education, emergency services and other functions.


Keeping Coast Guard Band where it belongs

The conclusion reached seemed to be the obvious one because no good reason was ever offered for relocating the Coast Guard Band.

Shadow over Olympics

This ethically warped performance by the panjandrums of the international Olympic “movement” casts a dark shadow indeed over the Rio...

Encouraging more offshore wind farms

State and federal governments should do what they can to encourage the development of this renewable energy source.


Rebuked, Chinese leaders consider next move

The U.S., rather than crowing about victory, it’s trying to talk the Chinese leadership off the ledge before it does something rash.

Can the Democrats stay out of their own way?

The purloined emails, published on the WikiLeaks website, only increase the ire and resentment of unreconciled Sanders supporters that the fix was in.

GOP’s own version of the nanny state

Republicans and conservatives in particular claim to want small, stingily funded government but they’re making bigger demands about what...