GUEST COMMENTARIES

Rebuild America’s unions to restore its middle class

In earlier decades, when wages rose in tandem with economic growth, it was largely because the labor movement was robust enough to help people get into — and stay in — the middle class.

Fears of GMOs not grounded in science

The Internet is full of false information. It is said Monsanto sues small farmers for GE crops ending up in their non-GE fields. Another myth is that organic farmers are losing their certification from GE crops “contaminating” their...

Support building project, give Stonington children schools they deserve

Voters should approve Tuesday referendum that would complete the modernization of all Stonington schools.

Access to new drugs could curb addiction

A new generation of painkiller medications that prevent a quick, intense high could reduce drug abuse.

Bradley Airport clear choice for eastern Connecticut travelers

State residents should support the state's investment in Bradly International Airport by making it their primary air travel choice.

Columnist didn't let facts get in way of Lawrence + Memorial hatchet job

In writing a commentary that would fail the test of basic journalism, Day columnist failed to talk to hospital and got his facts wrong.

Stonington-based foreign policy expert backs Iran deal

Reaching such a framework agreement was a key step towards securing our interests in the broader Middle East.

Sprecace is the one who won't own up to driving New London into debt

Former Republican councilor still can’t acknowledge his mistakes, or the fact that Mayor Finizio has turned New London’s finances around.

Finizio overlooks his role in creating past New London deficits

If Mayor Finizio had managed the budget he inherited when he became mayor the deficit would not have been so large, but fixing it would not have served his political purposes.

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital needs better management, not a bailout

Instead of being honest about their own financial mismanagement as the cause of their declining fiscal health, L+M’s administration has resorted to threatening our community.

State funding cut would devastate libraries

A small state investment allows local libraries to save millions of dollars for taxpayers and a wide range of services. Cutting that support makes no sense.

Emptying Community Investment Act Fund would devastate conservation in Connecticut

Preserving and protecting our state’s forests, meadows, brooks, and salt-marshes is critical

LATEST EDITORIALS

Keeping Millstone's 'bad' year in context

The finding of three "mimimal" safety violations is nothing to celebrate, but not cause for alarm, either.

Removing Cuba from terror list inevitable

Cuba is no longer the hemisphere’s beacon of revolution, in large part because the Cuban model long ago lost its allure for all but the most...

Malloy makes solid choice for Conn. education commissioner

Dr. Wentzell knows the struggles of urban schools, having worked two years in the Hartford Public Schools.

COLUMNS

Small state savings will have a big negative impact on libraries

Going after funding for libraries is an odd place to start when balancing a state budget.

Queen Hillary travels by van, eats fastfood, but still political royalty

She doesn’t just get media coverage; she gets meta-coverage. The staging is so obvious that actual events disappear. The story is their...

Clinton has many blanks to fill in

Hillary Clinton promises to be a champion for the middle class, but what will she champion?