THE DAY’S OPINION

Follow through on Route 12 Sub Base study

Once more a solid planning study has emerged from the council of governments. But now comes the hard part -- implementation.

Trump's snicker politics confront a new reality

How elected officials behave, how powerful men treat women, and how those in public life react to allegations against others in power are part of the new playbook.

Can't ignore deficit when restoring Medicare Savings Program

By national standards, Connecticut’s program is generous. Some changes to cut its costs may be in order. But the cuts passed in the most recent budget went too deep.

Finding the best fit for running Stonington

Stonington’s soon-to-be-seated charter commission should be allowed to do its due diligence and study a variety of forms of alternative governments.

Theodore Bodenwein, publisher of The Day from 1891 to 1939

“The newspaper should be more than a business enterprise. It should also be the champion and protector of the public interest and defender of the people’s rights.”

- Theodore Bodenwein

CARTOONS

YOUR LETTERS

Republican Congress enables the Trump kleptocracy

The Republican House and Senate may be causing irreparable damage to our democracy as well as our way of life. Congress, as an equal branch of government, has the responsibility to demand that the president obey his oath of office and...

Put politics aside and protect our planet

These days, political divisiveness between neighbors and even family members abounds. One uniting factor among us all is our relationship to and reliance upon Earth. We are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, among others; we are also human...

Citizens' Climate Lobby provides source of hope

We need to find a way forward with the Citizens' Climate Lobby. I am raising two young boys in southeastern Connecticut and I have been thinking a lot about their futures. With the social and political divisiveness...

Close votes and school costs in North Stonington

The legislative body of North Stonington voted "no" to the Board of Education budget, yet the same budget, with no changes will find itself before the voters again Dec. 18. I have heard many reasons for this − lack of communication with...

So many questions concerning East Lyme-Old Lyme police merger proposal

The article “Old Lyme police union raises concerns over potential East Lyme merger,” (Dec. 8), reminded me...

Odd politics in Groton backing tax break for Odd Fellows

In 1893 the General Assembly granted the Odd Fellows a tax exemption provided the organization’s value did not exceed $100,000. The exemption was increased in 2012 to $25 million by former Senator Andy Maynard after expansion...

Sacrificing one's soul to achieve one's goals

I read with interest the article, “In backing Moore, Republicans are failing the moral test,” (Dec. 10). It often...

New London lets taxable property slip by

Since 2006 I have suggested that all nonprofits, such as the hospital (in the example below), receive a tax bill. There are many refrigerators in service at the hospital and, while the ones that only hold medicine are tax...

Franken resignation shows double standard

It doesn't matter which side of the aisle you sit on to recognize that Senator Al Franken took one for the team. The sacrificial lamb so to speak. Too bad we lost a good senator. I'm not defending abuse of any kind to anyone, but if there wasn't...

Franken party switch

Headline, “Franken to quit Senate but says GOP tolerates sex harassment,” (Dec. 8). If he REALLY believes that,...

Flynn's behavior suggests a deeper conspiracy

General Flynn lied to the FBI about his December 2016 conversations with Russian Ambassador Kislyak, as he has now admitted in a plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But an odd thing remains unexplained.  Flynn, as an...

Inviting democracy's demise lie by lie

Poor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, denied credit for baking a pie by those nasty people in the Washington Press Corps! However trivial this particular issue is, the larger issue of Sanders' credibility remains. What can one think of a presidential...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Chris Powell

So far candidates for governor offering a whole lot of nothing

The Republican candidates don't yet seem to have positions on anything that matters. They seem to think that if they just present a forceful demeanor, they can win the nomination.

Columnist Paul Choiniere

The chance to have your say at council meetings depends on where you live

While some may not be happy with restrictions placed on public comments, there are certainly plenty of ways to let council members know what you are thinking.

Columnist Catherine Rampell

A feast for regulatory parasites

"The amount of complexity they're adding is staggering, just unbelievably staggering," fumes the usually mild-mannered Steven M. Rosenthal, a tax attorney and senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center.

OP-ED

Europe’s liberal order confronts Trump’s nationalism

President Trump and his far-right counterparts across the Atlantic have clung to the issues the new French president dodges, namely narrow visions of identity and the siren song of nationalism.

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.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Doctors should discuss alternatives to address pain

The model I advocate importantly calls attention to the need to also discuss non-opioid pain relief alternatives with patients, reducing the number of people prescribed opioids in the first place.

Don’t make ‘Merry Christmas’ a rhetorical weapon

The politicization of holiday greetings has been a particularly silly proxy battle in the culture wars. It has been useful to both sides.

Many sober houses about money, not sobriety

Anyone who finds himself or herself in a situation that requires the services of a sober house is in a position of being taken advantage of.