THE DAY’S OPINION

Approve bill to help Millstone secure its future

This compromise addresses both concerns expressed by Millstone owner Dominion Energy that the plant cannot remain economically viable in the current market and fears from consumer advocates that the...

Compromise on long-term state pension reforms

Republicans can get guarantees of future changes in pension benefits, Malloy can assure pension gets adequate funding.

Connecticut College has a working plan

Strategic plan and new curriculum aim to lower the number of bachelor of arts recipients asking, on Commencement Day, "What am I going to do with this major?"

Trump delivers mixed message to United Nations

Trump wanted it both ways, playing the part of world leader, but also appeasing his isolationist driven core supporters. The result was an incoherent message.

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

Finizio helped veteran suffering from PTSD

The Day's article about ex-Mayor Daryl Finizio's September 11 memoir was incisively profound, particularly concerning his...

Great school-year start for Stonington kids

Now that the first week of school is behind us, I wanted to take the time to commend Stonington Public Schools. With all the budget uncertainty out of the state legislature, it was nice to see that the school year started with smiling faces on...

New London's downtown too creepy, let there be lights

I read the article, “Bank Street to be reduced to one lane starting next week,” (July 22), and I agree New London is lacking...

Fantastic to see help for Houston

Lee Elci, local morning radio show host, mentioned on a Monday that Houston needed help. He said he would broadcast  from the Parade Plaza, looking for donations of bottled water. John Fuller, the station owner, provided a truck and...

Better location suggested for healthy hatchery

I disagree with the "Shellfish Hatchery would benefit area" letter Sept. 11. According to Nelson Marshall's book, "The Scallop...

Groton reps stood proud on budget vote

The residents of Groton should be proud that our State Representatives took a stand to protect the working- and middle- class against the Republican budget. Reps. Chris Connelly and Joe de la Cruz voted against the Republican plan that...

Iconic D-Day photo misused in cartoon

I am appalled that the Sept. 4, 2017 cartoon depicting Gen. Dwight Eisenhower speaking to the 101st Airborne troops prior to their D-Day drop into France was published. It implied that Eisenhower words were some sort of stump speech. It is...

'Too late for advice from The Day'

The Day editorial of Sept. 11 (“Malloy move provides path to get budget passed”) called...

Our early presidents signed anti-slavery laws

Misinformation has led many Americans to believe that circa 1790 our newly forming Republic was much like the country we fled and fought for independence, Britain, a slave nation. The ideologies and actions of our country's first three presidents...

Redfern deserved applause, not lawn harrassment

I’ve been reading in The Day, “New London conservationist takes blight appeal case to hearing,” (Aug. 30),...

New London High students were a shining example

Last Saturday on got my SUV washed at a New London High School fundraiser. The professional job the students did went beyond my expectations. They took plenty of time, washing the wheels and also the side mirrors. They courtesy...

Hit Chinese leaders where it will hurt

The best leverage that the United States has with China is right here in our finest boarding schools, universities and private colleges. The elite 1 percent in China are more interested in their children than they are in a few banks or in a...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Jennifer Rubin

3 grave risks of new GOP health-care effort

If this bill passes, Republicans will be held accountable for a severe disruption to the health-care system, resulting in less coverage for those who need it the most.

Columnist Froma Harrop

Trump may confuse his way back into Climate Deal

Trump can change some numbers under the Paris rules and call it a renegotiation. He's good at that sort of thing.

Columnist Catherine Rampell

A chilling study shows how hostile college students are toward free speech

A sampling of college students were asked if it would be acceptable for a student group to use violence to prevent a controversial speaker from talking. Shockingly, 19 percent said yes.

OP-ED

The steep cost of cheap speech

Technologies that radically reduce intermediaries and other barriers to entry into society’s conversation mean that ignorance, incompetence and intellectual sociopathy are no longer barriers.

Trump's presence at UN was reassuring

Trump's tone was serious Tuesday. And U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has turned out to be a sure-footed star with confidence and a grasp of the issues.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Assuring health care makes nation stronger

Just imagine how many ideas, inventions, innovations and businesses are delayed or never fully realized because people must take jobs to secure health coverage?

Simple path to legal status for millions

In fairness to those who have set down deep roots in America, I urge Congress to enact a bill updating 249’s outdated entry requirement from January 1, 1972 to January 1, 2005.

Benny's will soon only exist in our dreams

Online may be cheaper and easier, but it doesn't produce local jobs, local donations or local taxes.