Democrats lost their base and must now rebuild

The Democratic Party is mainly urban, coastal, social issue-directed, identity politics-focused, global in outlook, and digital economy-oriented. They are losing elections by not projecting a compelling message to working-class, middle-America.

Reaping many benefits of community gardens

'Our mission is to encourage and support community gardens in our region in order to create healthful food choices for all residents and to increase food security.'

Time to move forward on New London Charter

Amendments are necessary to the charter to tighten up wording and prevent administrative abuse from continuing.

Train skilled workers, create good jobs with good wages

House Republicans's zeroing out of apprenticeship training grants would weaken the Fitzgerald Act provisions that built the foundations of the U.S. war effort in World War II. Now is not the time to weaken job training.

New London sidewalk projects proper, necessary and economical

The sidewalk contract was properly entered into by the city and is important to the city’s pedestrian traffic plan and patterns.

State’s energy planning fails to consider energy investment

The state's new energy plan misleads the public into believing that the future energy supply for the state is secure when, in reality, it is just the opposite.

Republican amnesia on labor concessions history

It would be easier to endure Republican complaints if they didn’t have a record of taking the exact opposite stance on previous union givebacks.

Begging Democrats to stop playing budgetary politics

This agreement is a bad deal for two important reasons. Firstly, it protects the entire state workforce from layoffs for four years and extends the the contract through 2027. Secondly,it doesn’t address the costs to taxpayers of wages,...

America’s golden (and dangerous) age of stupidity

It is not just science under siege. The administration attacks facts and evidence wherever they do not suit their policy views. All evidence-based communities are under attack — the intelligence community, law enforcement, think tanks and...

Don’t rollback sexual assault guidelines

The wrong signal would be sent to campuses across the country if the Trump administration were to withdraw guidelines intended to create a better environment for those who report being sexually assaulted.

Legalize, regulate and tax marijuana, says doctor

Regulating the marijuana industry will protect public health. In regulated markets, cannabis is tested for potency, checked for contaminants, clearly labeled, and sold in childproof packaging.

Consider Working Families choice in New London school board race

Since 2002, Working Families has been challenging the political status quo in Connecticut, achieving statewide victories like increasing the minimum wage and securing paid sick days for workers.


No one escapes blame for budget stalemate

While Democrats hold the lion's share of the blame for state fiscal crisis, Republicans can still play a role in addressing it.

Upheaval in New London school system

Not only does the city face the challenge of finding a new superintendent, but it also confronts major change in the makeup of the school board.

Municipal relief must accompany state cuts

Past panels have examined what mandates are needlessly burdensome and probed ideas for regional services. It is time to implement relief.


Columnist Richard Cohen

Learn from Gen. Robert E. Lee but don't honor him

Lee should be recalled as a slave owner who would not give them up, who felt so keenly about slavery that he renounced his commission in the U.S.

Columnist David Ignatius

Back from the brink, Korean war talk cools

Kim’s problem in the escalating crisis has been that he faced a united front from the U.S. and China — backed by South Korea, Japan and...

Columnist Eugene Robinson

Trump’s empathy for white racial grievance is nothing new

The president’s Monday reversal was clearly a political calculation. I believe what we heard Saturday was simply a genuine first reaction.