Pfizer's greedy play

Corporations say the corporate tax rate of 35 percent in the United States is excessive. In truth, very few corporations pay that rate.

Investing in New London's teachers

New London is undertaking a major transition of its public schools. Success, however, depends on attracting and retaining good teachers.

Republicans exploitive, Democrats comatose, leadership lacking

Crises such as these are the moments when real leadership has a chance to emerge. So far, there’s been too little of it.

Throw book at Burke

One has to wonder if Mr. Burke would have gotten the government’s attention at all if not for the reporting about his scheme.

Vlad, the partner?

If the U.S., France and other allies end up fighting alongside the Russians to take down Islamic State — in partnership again as in World War II — that would be gratifying and logical.

Protect Connecticut's Citizens Election Program

The near-death experience for the Citizens Election Program (CEP) should serve as a warning.

A toast to backing local brews and wines

These proposals provide many potential benefits, including increased local tax bases, agricultural land retention, new hope for empty and aging mills and more locally sourced product offerings.

What did he say?

When words are of the upmost importance, politicians and diplomats need to choose more carefully.

Fix state spending cap

Until and unless the legislature approves required definitions, the spending-cap amendment effectively has no legal authority.

Don't block refugees

The United States, by being true to its ideals and helping people in need regardless of their faith, can undermine the hateful rhetoric of its enemies.

West should pressure Putin to ease Ukraine debt

The IMF should take the opportunity to demand that Russia accept a bigger haircut.

Reacting prudently to 'shocked ... not surprised'

While the gut reaction may be to go after them, to launch a massive military ground operation across Iraq and Syria, it would be a terrible mistake


Gun-free zones invite madmen attacks

Well, I surely hope all Americans see the foolishness of gun-free zones in this day and age. The folks in Paris probably wish a few people...

Malloy refugee stance endangers Connecticut

Before our brave governor admits all these refugees into Connecticut, maybe he should use the money set aside for this to help 1,600 unfunded...

Forget sentimentality in struggle for civilization

What the Paris tragedy reveals -- aside from the unspeakable brutality and utter intolerance of radical Islamicists (and their friendly allies in...


Nation is concerned, but is our president?

On the handling of Syrian refugees, the Democratic Party is about to face a critical test that could have ramifications in many elections to come.

Zuckerberg’s paternity leave is a big deal

Outside of the tech sector, relatively few Americans have access to paid family leave.

Bellicose Trump sets GOP tone on Syria

Republican presidential contenders offering little more than bellicose rhetoric and overblown pledges of toughness.