OP-ED

Media needs to quell its Trump hysteria

The Trump Administration, like most administrations, makes early mistakes. In suggesting Trump's in serious trouble, the media is way off base.

Strangers share lives in a Vermont storm

I drove through the prettiest snow landscape you can imagine, yard lights of farmhouses glowing in the twilight, the Main Streets of Norman Rockwell towns.

Bannon’s strong hand in Trump White House

Inside the White House, Bannon is busily constructing a policy staff of his own, "an alternative lodestar of power and influence," according to some.

Trump is a master of diversionary tactics

The new administration is effectively using emotional issues of little consequence to distract media and public attention from its controversial and substantive policies.

GUEST OPINIONS

Day editor got it wrong on Republicans dealing on budget

The contention that Republicans in the Connecticut legislature are not offering alternative fiscal ideas ignores history and ignores the facts

Republican Sen. Linares decries Malloy’s spending cuts

Cuts in education, cuts to the state environmental agencies, cuts to social service agencies − indiscriminately cutting or freezing funding does not create efficiencies or deal with government waste.

Trump's attack on co-equal branch was a dangerous step

In issuing a decision, a judge owes no obligation to public opinion and their veracity should not be questioned by politicians with partisan agendas.

Mend policy divide with more understanding, less hate

Nothing in the Gospels allows us to hate the haters. In fact, they instruct us to do quite the opposite.

Keeping parents in the dark on abortions can aid child sex abusers

If Sen. Heather Somers cares about the welfare of parents and their daughters she will allow a debate on parental notification bills.

Collins' criticism of 'Pink House' misses mark

David Collins' depiction makes us wonder if he was watching the same movie. His scattershot of misinformation refers to a film that only superficially resembles the one we made.

Tribes making excellent progress on 3rd casino

MMCT has taken the time to know each of the communities it’s considering. This is the right move in that it will ensure that the relationship between casino and host community is, from the very beginning, mutually beneficial.

Teaching English to refugee children enriches her life

Newly arrived students are bravely experiencing this new world and are rapidly learning to be kids in America.

Gorsuch unlikely to stand up to Trump

Judge Gorsuch has stood up to government agencies trying to enforce regulations but it has shown a far different legal attitude when it comes to chief executives pushing conservative causes.

Good outweighs bad in amateur football

Injuries happen, but also consider the benefits of exposing children to the concepts and skills of sportsmanship and leadership with hopes that this will carry on into adult life.

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McMaster is a good choice for national security advisor

The general has proved he is willing to talk truth to power, an important quality needed in the Trump administration.

Gun permit robbery?

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COLUMNS

The Trump bump in Moscow’s market

Financial markets were betting that President Trump would ease the sanctions on Russia. So far, they've been wrong.

Obama forever changed health care expectations

Republicans see that they have two choices: They can snatch health insurance away from millions of people, or they can replace Obamacare with...

What Is President Trump most afraid of?

Trump doesn't seem to fear failure − after all, he's filed for bankruptcy four times − so much as he fears not being seen as successful.