THE DAY’S OPINION

Trump should back bipartisan plan to stabilize insurance markets

In Connecticut, which embraced health reform, the percentage of uninsured sits at about 3.5, among the lowest in the nation.

History involves more than the rich and famous

Is the declining interest in history museums exacerbated by the fact that history too often focuses on the elite, the powerful, the monied and, yes, the white?

Consoling families of the fallen is no place for politics

President Trump made a terrible mistake in comparing the merits of how presidents console the families of the fallen. Now things are spinning out of control.

New London school cut was unnecessary

None of the state budgets proposed cut aid to New London schools. So why the big cut by the council? In the end it is likely to prove to be much ado about nothing.

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

Time for a shakeup in Old Lyme

As an unaffiliated voter in Old Lyme, the upcoming election for selectmen is particularly important. Seeking to fund the extension of a town project, largely with state money, without a guarantee for the money from the state is putting the...

Vote Nickerson to maintain East Lyme's progress

The residents of East Lyme and Niantic are very lucky indeed. In a few short weeks we will be heading to the polls to vote for Mark Nickerson again. The choice is quite clear. Mark is doing something right for our town. Our community is vibrant,...

Vote Spang for change in Salem

For the first time since Salem's current first selectman was elected in 2009, both the Democrat and Republican parties are not endorsing Kevin Lyden's candidacy for re-election. It has become a popular catch phrase to "run the town or government...

Salem well served by Town Clerk Flugrad

Small-town politics can cause big rifts in friendships. The one thing that must be remembered is all candidates, when running for municipal office, should remain bipartisan always with the idea of fairness because they serve all of the people in...

Vote for experience in North Stonington

For the first time in over a quarter century no member of the board of selectmen in North Stonington is seeking re-election. Excellent candidates however have chosen to step forward seeking your support. Our town is too small to hold to...

Help Groton's future, elect frugal four

As chair of the Town of Groton RTM Finance Committee, I am supporting the Republican Town Council ticket up for election this coming Nov. 7. As they say on their campaign flyer, “Democrat politicians have proven that they can’t...

Elect Mirna Martinez to New London Board of Education

After serving our fair city for over 30 years in various elected and voluntary positions, I have found that we have the opportunity to give the Board of Education the finest leadership ever. Mirna Martinez has the experience and expertise to lead...

McNally has proven record of leadership in Montville

Tom McNally has demonstrated that he has the ability, desire and leadership skills to be re-elected to the Montville Town Council. I say re-elected because Tom took the risk to forfeit his previous seat to run for mayor in 2015. As a...

Homework for Trump on human condition

Have President Trump read Genesis 19 about the neighbor’s attitude of Lot’s immigrants status and what happened when he left town! Also when Jesus and his family became refugees from Herod and immigrants into Egypt. He said,...

Poor, pathetic examples for our children

To all those NFL players who were so disrespectful to our flag, our country and all the servicemen and women who sacrificed their lives and limbs so that you can make a statement. Shame on all of you. You are a poor and pathetic example for our...

'TrumpTax' great for rich, not the rest of us

You have seen “Trumpcare." Now comes “TrumpTax." It will eliminate the state tax deduction, raise taxes on taxable incomes less than $9,325, raise taxes on taxable incomes of $191,650 to $416,700. Two other income...

Election letter deadline

No letters to the editor concerning the Nov. 7 election will be accepted if received after Nov. 1. Due to a heavy volume of letters, not all letters can be published.

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COLUMNS

Columnist Chris Powell

Seems no one cares what Malloy thinks

Legislative leaders have not been as openly hostile to a governor of their own party since Democratic legislators revolted against Gov. John Dempsey over budget issues in 1969.

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Meeting the 'designated engager for North Korea'

The prospect of South Korea and Japan developing nuclear weapons in response to North Korea’s nuclear arsenal may be what finally persaudes China to toughen sanctions .

Columnist Richard Cohen

Powerful, abusive men is not liberal issue

Harvey Weinstein does not personify American liberalism any more than Bill O'Reilly personifies American conservatism. If anything, they personify the truism that sexual behavior is nonideological.

OP-ED

Avoiding offense is not the goal of education

Our society has developed a deep confusion about the meaning of education. For some − both the advocates of safe spaces and the banners of books − the goal is the preservation of purity.

Travesty gun policy waiting in wings

Keep a close eye on a measure backed by the National Rifle Association and conservatives that Speaker Paul Ryan pulled from a floor vote only after the Las Vegas massacre.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Preserving our environment: It benefits our health, economy and communities

Our community leaders must continue to consider how to balance economic growth and environmental preservation to support vibrant communities.

New London school budget editorial missed an important point

What was missing was an understanding that a proposed reduction in $4.2 million from the city’s education appropriation does not represent a loss of $4.2 million in funding to the schools.

Threatening DACA is a threat to health care

America is running out of doctors. Trump ending DACA will only make the crisis worse.