Ryan tries to rally troops around Trump

Ryan’s reluctance to back Trump is no secret, and he confirmed that to N.C. delegates at last week’s convention.

Win, lose or break even — why we go to casinos

To while away a night at the tables is, on an unspoken level, to make sense of one’s place in a world fueled by desires but governed by chance.

Supreme Court at center of 2016 election

This year, both candidates are seizing on the issue of who will get to fill future vacancies on the Supreme Court, along with a current one.

How Republicans blew it on Benghazi

Republicans investigating the Benghazi attack got lost in the weeds of the debacle. The should have focused on the Obama/Clinton policy failures.

Guns on Campus won deter mass shootings

College and university campuses are already safer than other public places. Introducing concealed weapons will not deter or reduce any campus crime.

Let armed college students protect themselves

Our only effective recourse to prevent or minimize future mass shootings is to arm as many good college students as possible.


L+M and Yale merger is unnecessary

The formal acquisition of L+M by Yale-New Haven is neither required nor justified to achieve clinical goals — that is, to best serve our patients.

‘Historic’ convention excites former state Democratic chairman

A Democratic convention is a mixture of fun, work, and by the end of the week, exhaustion, along with the feeling of having participated in history. This time, with a woman running for president, it will truly be historic.

Cost to study mileage tax is a waste

Every time you give the state another source of revenue it gets squandered.

Learning from Europe on drug policy

It is clear that if the U.S. really wants to lessen the burden it places on taxpayers it must stop packing its already overpopulated prisons with minor drug offenders.

Federal goverment should pay for schools

The next president should be an “education president” and create a federal funding source for education.

We need Thurgood Marshall's wisdom these days

What Justice Marshall taught us was more than love of justice or tolerance of disagreement. He taught through example the importance of loving our neighbor across our differences.

War-weary South Sudan is not typical of Africa

Civil wars filled most of the past 60 years, and threaten again.

Why a downtown Coast Guard Museum makes sense

The selected location both fixes a train access problem and will help drive downtown revitalization.

TSA agents work hard to keep you safe

I’m a former Marine, and I served in combat. As a TSA agent I still have that sense of duty, like I did in Desert Storm.

A memorable day with Elie Wiesel

As the "10th man," a Day reporter was forever linked through prayer with 'the conscience of the world' -- Elie Wiesel.


Democrats need to fix unfair primary process

Sen. Sanders' biggest legacy from this campaign may be in changing how Democrats select their presidential nominees.

A beautiful effort begins in Stonington

In Stonington, the train station project is a worthy first step, but the committee has bigger plans.

Trump's empty rhetoric void of solutions

Trump is attempting to use the illusion of civil disorder and rampant crime to generate fear and gin up votes. In other words, more of the same.


GOP’s own version of the nanny state

Republicans and conservatives in particular claim to want small, stingily funded government but they’re making bigger demands about what...

If Democrats want sure victory, simply dump Clinton

Only Clinton could lose to Trump and vice versa. What a depressing election.

Sanders supporters could turn Green

Unhappy with the major party choices, Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president, hopes voters will come her way.