THE DAY’S OPINION

Green New Deal: Thinking big, thinking forward

The Green New Deal recognizes that climate change is about the economy and the economy is about climate change.

Lamont’s fiscal fix must include promised structural change

The new governor promises, "A sustained commitment to fiscal stability that will allow Connecticut to turn the page on what’s been holding (Connecticut) back."

Telling the story of a courageous woman and her historic Groton home

Ideally, the house should be open to the public, providing visitors a fuller story of Connecticut’s only major Revolutionary War battle and local life following that war.

Positive signs state is ready to seize offshore wind-energy opportunity

A bipartisan panel of business, political and environmental leaders delivered a collective message that the state is prepared to be a serious player in the competition to capitalize on this chance.

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

CARTOONS

YOUR LETTERS

Provide no forum for climate-change deniers

The Day does not serve its readers by printing right-wing ideologues. Cal Thomas, for example, mocks the science that climate...

Trump correct extracting U.S. from conflicts

As the president says, it’s time to end stupid wars in the Middle East. The U.S. Pentagon has been run by warmongers such as retired Gen. Jim Mattis, the recently resigned secretary of defense. How many hospitals have the...

Heart was weak, but dog's love strong

Following up on Diane Amburn’s letter, “Column touched on importance of pets,” (Feb. 2). On Jan. 29 we had to put our...

What rights will face tax attack next?

Our very Constitution is under attack in the U.S. and certainly in Connecticut. House Bill 5700 is a slap in the face to law-abiding gun owners. It proposes a 50 percent tax on ammunition. The 2nd Amendment is a right not a privilege, and is...

Catala works hard, deserves voter support

I am a supporter of Jason Catala. He is running as a petitioning candidate in New London’s 39th House District. He appeared at my door and outlined some of his plans. He is not for taxing us more. We already pay high property taxes...

Trump made it clear he's running scared

You watch the Super Bowl because you want to. You watch and listen to the president's State of the Union Address as a citizen's duty which might be called "cruel and unusual punishment." Some have been eloquent expositions of the state of...

Popular vote compact should remain law

I am disappointed that there are already three bills filed to withdraw us from the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. These bills are an insult to the over 672,000 voters in this state who voted for the president in 2016, only to watch...

Catala would fight against tax increases

The special election is about two weeks away. I am running because the 39th District needs a voice. I have raised money from hard-working people and have put in my own funds as this is important. I don’t want to tax people out of...

'Say Something' and prevent needless tragedy

“Say Something” week, offered by the nonprofit organization Sandy Hook Promise from Newtown, is the week of February 25. Truly, this has the potential to save lives. The no-cost, research-based "Say Something" program teaches...

In helping New London, Sen. Formica shows he serves all of his district

I would like to commend Paul Choiniere for his column, “Formica feeds the hand that bit,” (Feb. 3), recognizing all of the many significant...

Day wrong publishing cartoon that made light of climate change

Predictably, our willfully ignorant science-denying president was quick to tweet about the recent cold snap and the “hoax” of global warming. Then, to my dismay, The Day has to join in this false narrative by publishing a cartoon...

East Lyme should seize opportunity to replace woeful police station

A toured the East Lyme Police Station and found it nothing short of an embarrassment. It is full of mold and the roof and windows leak. There is no safe bulletproof foyer. There is no safe or private area for interviewing a...

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COLUMNS

Columnist David Ignatius

Trump's red line is turning blue

Some of Trump's assertions about not having business dealings with Russia have since been shredded. Michael Cohen amitted in a guilty plea last November that discussions about building a Trump Tower in Moscow continued until at least June 14, 2016.

Columnist Richard Cohen

Blocking Amazon's New York deal doesn't help anyone

The movement to kill the Amazon deal was not wholly based on the current quid pro quo, but on an antipathy toward capitalism that is rampant on the Democratic Party's left.

Columnist Lee Elci

Women in white will never give Trump credit

It wasn't until President Trump pointed out the huge gains for women in the workforce and in Congress did the women in white finally stand up and cheer.

OP-ED

Electric grid cyberattack would cause chaos and death

Our enemies are prepared to bring down large sections of our utility grid, particularly troubling if such an attack was launched during a time of severe cold or heat.

America’s energy boom empowers our diplomats

A glut of domestic energy resources has left the U.S. government better equipped to impose effective sanctions against countries like Russia and Iran.

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Day out of touch with voters in opposing popular vote compact

In a strange take on the democratic process, you believe Connecticut should back out of the compact, yet a substantial majority of Connecticut voters agree that the candidate who wins the most votes should become president.