Revisiting the idea of a regional ethics commission

There are many problems with local ethics panels that a regional approach could solve.

A nation numbed again by gun violence

Ever since Sandy Hook this nation has been shaken by shooting sprees, yet lawmakers stubbornly refuse to pass reasonable gun controls.

Cutting too quickly?

It appears the governor acted too quickly to get the cuts he wanted and which he could not get passed by the legislature.

Brutish Saudi Arabia an embarrassing ally

U.S. should not stand silent as an ally beheads and crucifies a young protestor.

U.S. must try to engage Putin on Syria

Numerous missteps by the Obama administration contributed to the disaster that spread out of Syria and across Iraq.

Keep Coast Guard Band in New London

Our local elected leaders should make it clear they want the band to stay here in New London.

List is distressing

Bouncing cities on and off a list of distressed municipalities may be missing the larger point.

A permit for New London lighthouse not such a bad idea

The rules that would be set down in a special permit could address the issues causing friction with the Harbor Lighthouse neighbors.

Calling MGM's bluff

Attorney general notes that before MGM contends it is being blocked from opening a casino in Connecticut it has to try.

Capping Ledyard Mayor Rodolico's term

Creation of independent police force caps what has been a productive single term for the Ledyard mayor.

Address Iran lawlessness

Any foreign companies contemplating investment in Iran will have to wonder: To what extent can they count on Iranian courts to protect their assets or their employees?

Give towns, cities ability to cut costs

One problem is that while the administration is leaving municipalities to figure out how to find savings, the legislature has refused to provide local officials the tools to do so.


A new definition for pro-life

There is a certain contradiction in the position of certain lawmakers who declare themselves to be pro-life just because they are opposed to...

Green Party a worthy alternative

The Democrats and Republicans have, for decades, taken turns ruling over towns, states, and the country. Generally, the populace will switch...

Whale Wall has talented new savior

Glad to see a notice on Jamie Pearson’s work on the whale wall mural. I was honored to do the original restoration on Wyland’s...


GOP should restore ideals of Coolidge

Is the long-neglected Coolidge making a comeback? I hope so.

Cafeteria Catholics love cafeteria pope

What’s the difference between Pope Francis and the politicians he met on his tour of the United States? Not much.

Readers had plenty to say about column on reader comments

A few disagreed with my premise — that conservative views tend to dominate the reader comment discussions on political articles and...