OP-ED

France’s election reveals a new political divide

If the most important political divide, in France as almost everywhere else, was once over the size of the state, the new political divide is about different visions of the identity of France itself.

Will Sessions' war on weed drive legalization?

If there’s a single thing that Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates more than undocumented immigrants it might just be marijuana.

Pence’s woman rule indicates bigger problem

There’s little distance between Pence's perspective and that of the ultra-Orthodox Jew who refuses to sit next to a woman on an airplane, or the fundamentalist Muslim who demands that women be covered head to toe.

GUEST OPINIONS

Russia an old hand at pitching fake news

To be effective, fake news must be rapid and repetitive. It doesn't have to be consistent because the goal is confusion.

Solar has role to play in powering a green economy

The real question is, what role can solar play to transition our economy to 100 percent renewable energy. And the answer to this question is: a huge one!

Responding to Syrian ‘crucifixion’

What Syria needs is not more war but megatons of compassion, megatons of food, water and medical supplies.

Arts provide great enrichment for a small investment

The arts reveal who we are by reflecting our culture, values and challenges.

Self-driving cars are the future of urban mobility

A recent study found that shared, self-driving vehicle could reduce the number of cars on the road by 90 percent or more. For our cities, the change would be dramatic.

Embracing immigration with innovative policies

Immigrant entrepreneurs find the regulatory landscape in Connecticut a challenge. They are not unique in this regard.

Waves of immigrants have enriched nation

Immigrants have transformed and driven the United States forward. Smart policies can assure that will continue to be the case in the years to come.

A green hobby, solar can’t power economy

Compared to the staggering amount of energy needed to fuel our modern lifestyle, solar technology is no more than a hobby, suitable for mounting on one’s roof like some environmentalist’s hood ornament.

The hypocrisy of Attorney General Sessions

If the attorney general believes that police equipment grants help keep us safe, then by withholding them he’s essentially threatening to increase the likelihood that you or I will be assaulted, raped, mugged or murdered.

A golden celebration: Groton Open Space Association marks 50 years of conservation

Over the decades a special friendship has expanded my environmental awareness, affirmed my belief in the power of the people and, most important, given me hope for the future.

LATEST EDITORIALS

Budgetary train wreck!

With the state facing a huge deficit, the Appropriations Committee is moving towards increasing spending by 5.2 percent next fiscal year .

Bernie's gamemanship

Sen. Sanders has perfected a form of anti-gamesmanship gamesmanship, posing as a politician who is above the grubby realities of running for office...

Providing arrest information is not optional, it's the law

When Staff Writer Lindsay Boyle set out to see how our local police departments were complying with the law on providing arrest information, she...

COLUMNS

Holding U.S. together in the Trump era

Democracy is holding up well under its stress test. Rather than hide under their beds, Americans have reacted by protesting, turning out at town...

Will Trump fix visa abuses or expand them?

President Trump just issued an executive order directing federal agencies to suggest changes in the visa rules. What to make of it is hard to say.

College: ‘A culture of controversy prevention’

Be careful not to appropriate a culture when naming your fundraiser, even if it is unclear which culture is being appropriated.