THE DAY’S OPINION

Proceed cautiously on big minimum wage boost

The reality is that a rush to dramatically boost the minimum wage could potentially hurt the very people its proponents want to help, poor families and unskilled workers.

Bids for New London Lighthouse Inn great, but now comes hard part

None of the offers is very high for buying a large, historic inn with 4.2 acres of land that is a short walk from Long Island Sound.

Navy baby on board?

New Navy policy on maternity leave is generous, at least by dismal U.S. standards.

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.

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GUEST COMMENTARIES

Nitpicking aside, Clinton best for the U.S.

Clinton is the one individual who has the ability and experience to handle the difficult challenges that lay ahead.

Democrat's budget takes wrecking ball to Conn. economy

No good will happen for economy as long as the Democrats are totally in charge.

YOUR LETTERS

People simply accept repeated political lies

It is too expensive to live or to die in the "great" state of Connecticut. Whatever happened to Governor Malloy's promises, especially the promise not to raise taxes? Everyone seems to be upset about what is happening, but most people feel...

Planned Parenthood hit with video hack job

As a millennial in support of Planned Parenthood, I’m disheartened by the latest baseless attacks on the organization. A video released July 21 shows extremists posing as health care workers and badgering a longtime physician for hours,...

Ledyard school board political on spending

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Money and Iran

Money is the most powerful motivator, especially in a capitalist society. It is one of the main reasons people do what they do. In the Mideast the greatest money maker is oil. People react to how much is spent on their humanity, especially...

Day photos depicted dangerous activities

The Day’s photo, “All aboard for Jordan Cove,” (July 22), shows, a seemingly innocent, Jordan Cove event of a family of six, two adults...

Republican hypocrisy evident in Trump attacks

Trump/McCain duel missed the real story. Martin Crane’s letter, “Trump showed ignorance with McCain comments,”...

Like women, men should keep tops on

I want to comment on the letter, “Too much revelation is brass, not sexy,” (July 5), about “too much revelation being...

Department of Correction gender blender blunder

I write in response to the article, “Department of Correction takes action in wake of...

Where is the outrage?

Where's the outrage on selling baby body parts from "late-term abortions?" Oh, I'm sorry, did I make you uncomfortable? I just thought that with all the outrage on the killing a beautiful lion (which we should be disgusted and outraged...

Great Groton choice in selecting Fusaro

I have known Chief Louis J. Fusaro Jr. since he was a young man in military school. I was most pleased to serve on the Norwich City Council with his grandfather John "Jake" Fusaro in the 1970s. It was a thoughtful decision for the Town...

Congdon ignored him

In response to Alan and Susan MacGeachie's letter, “Preston's lousy leaders should mimic Mullane," (July 28), I am in total...

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COLUMNS

Under attack, Katz confident she has DCF moving in right direction

The enormity of what this agency confronts is daunting. Society’s failings end up at its doorstep.

Among the ruins, a case of righteousness

One Jew is doing what he can to save Middle East Christianity from extinction.

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.

OP-ED

Why Russia vetoed resolution on downed Malaysian plane

Russia, which has always jealously watched the practice of American exceptionalism, wants the same treatment.

Corporate sellout of national treasures

While we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, Washington is literally stripping “service” out of the National Park Service.