Keep the cap on volatility

Build a tight budget that overcomes the existing deficit without touching the surprise tax revenue. Use it as meant, to build the reserve funds, and begin the next biennial budget in better shape.

How Barbara Bush will be remembered

People perceived her as real. She didn’t try to be something she was not.

A run for the ageless

Mystic's Amby Burfoot runs the Boston Marathon 50 years after his victory.

Let Mueller finish the job

Buying the Mueller investigation time would be the primary benefit of the bipartisan bill currently blocked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Those in Congress who want to see a conclusive...

Theodore Bodenwein, publisher of The Day from 1891 to 1939

“The newspaper should be more than a business enterprise. It should also be the champion and protector of the public interest and defender of the people’s rights.”

- Theodore Bodenwein



Zipline ride a great anniversary celebration

Regarding the Zipline at Foxwoods, “Foxwoods celebrates opening of new zipline” (April 14). On April 13 my husband and...

Welcome to 19 new U.S. citizens

I read with reflection and admiration “After hard work and study, 19 become U.S. citizens in Norwich” (April 13).

Why didn't the Sun draft Kia Nurse?

Why not select Kia Nurse in the Women's National Basketball Association draft? As an avid Connecticut Sun and UConn basketball fan, I am trying to understand what geniuses in Connecticut Sun management made the decision to select Lexie Brown and...

Norwich Public Utility rate hikes too much

Mission: To make Norwich a better place to live, work, and do business. Copied and pasted directly from the Norwich Public Utility website. Confusing?  How do rate increases of 9.1 percent for gas, 5.4 percent for electricity, 8.68...

Sanctuary city? Let New London voters choose.

Put the issue on the ballot and let New London's registered voters decide whether all the welcome to New London signs should be changed from Whaling City to sanctuary city.  Hopefully those who do not live in New London understand...

It must be nice to be wealthy Estys

Rep. Elizabeth Esty has a net worth of about $4 million. Her and her husband have not held real jobs − professor, public service positions, one stint with a law firm. Where does the money come from? Does Yale or the Congress pay that...

Congress abdicates duty whether to wage war

I have a suggestion to run past readers of The Day. Some may think it's radical. Not me. Let's convene a Constitutional Convention and go ahead and repeal Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution, which states, "The Congress shall...

Congress must decide whether to fight wars

The Constitution of the United States, in Article I Section 8, assigns to Congress the power to declare war.  Last year, the president huddled with his generals and military advisors at Camp David. There, in secret, the decision was...

Tobacco and abortion laws both benefit teens

In her letter, “Abortions, but not smoking,” (Apr. 8), Claudia Catani wondered why Connecticut allows minors to get abortions but doesn't...

Beware social media crooks and swindlers

Social media and swindlers are in the news these days. My aim is to help good, honest, hard-working people avoid being scammed by vermin who ply their filthy trade as crooks. I recently took phone calls from a man (with heavy foreign...

New London should not go California

Concerning story, "New London considers sanctuary city" on April 11. For a city that has struggled for decades to...

Doesn't hate Trump, but doesn't like him

Shawn Hannity, a successful broadcaster and commentator, dropped out of college from financial difficulties. He worked in construction and bartending prior to the media. So how does he know more about climate change than the scientists? Like...



Columnist Catherine Rampell

U.S. is mortgaging its future

Ours is the only advanced economy in the world expected to have its debt burden get worse over the next five years.

Columnist Cal Thomas

Is 'old-fashioned' returning?

Millennials would do well to consult their old-fashioned and long-married grandparents.

Columnist Richard Cohen

White men also deserve fair treatment

Once I was passed over for a newsroom position I very much wanted. "We needed a woman," an editor told me. I said nothing, although I seethed.


Trump’s bad character drags down a nation

Trump is a character unlike others, and his character is unlike others. As a result, we’re destined to lurch from crisis to crisis, peril to peril, as long as he is president.

Policy trumps character for Trump backers

President Trump may not embody values that evangelical Christians cherish in themselves, but he has repeatedly vowed to protect their religious liberty.


Judicial activism is the new dirty word

Criticize judges and our decisions if they reflect unfaithfulness to the law but not because you don’t like a particular outcome or you think criticism may resonate with the electorate.

Stop attacking public service workers

More to the point, what’s wrong with supporting labor unions? They are the best way for working people to reach and remain in the middle class.

Retract editorial that backed pot legalization

THC is a psychoactive drug, one with the potential for abuse and for some, addiction. Shame on us if we fail to heed the warnings.