THE DAY’S OPINION

Go back to casino Plan A

Three casinos is the limit. More than that will increasingly fragment the market, and without enough customers per casino, jobs go away.

Movement toward rational U.S. gun laws, at last

If what it takes to confer political courage on certain members of the Senate and the House is the specter of deying the wishes of large majorities of voters, then the moment has arrived.

Freedom of religion, freedom to know the facts

Connecticut should follow the lead of other states that have recognized that religious exemption clauses have become catchalls for other motives for not immunizing.

Never easy, but departing leaders served their towns

First selectmen in small towns are almost always on duty, even when they are not officially on the clock.

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

Gun owner agrees with assault weapon ban

I am writing this letter as a coherent gun owner. I do not own an assault rifle. These weapons were designed for the military to kill people. These were the weapons of choice for the gun massacres of recent years. In my estimation they...

A sign of confusion

On a Saturday, my best friend Butch and I were accosted as we went to the waterfront at Wyassup Lake as we have done for the last five years. The person pointed out a new sign that stated that all dogs must be on a leash, that was...

Vitriol won't work in Mystic

I can understand the disappointment and bitterness that compelled the Holstein family to cancel the use of their property to host the September Mystic Eats Food Festival. In cancelling, the family cited the "venomous vocal minority" that led to...

Can't be all things to all people

The political cartoon on Aug.16 editorial page reminded me of many personal stories regarding public assistance. I do realize and sympathize with people who, for various...

Elect Rob Pero to New London Board of Education

I am writing to urge the great City of New London to elect Rob Pero to serve on New London’s Board of Education. New London is in the middle of some very troubling times and Rob's extensive experience in government and community support...

'The horror, the horror' that is Trump

President Trump does not have any mandate. Dissatisfied devastating only human lives with immigrant concentration camp border policies that should make all Americans hesitant, comrade Trump now applies his “Operation Cruelty”...

Government handouts leave millions with no desire to work

Allow me to respond to a recent frontpage headline, "New limits planned for green cards,"...

Praise for columnist's digging on Port Authority

Normally when I read the David Collins column in the Day, I shake my head and marvel at how many times he slams the fly with his...

Not a good move in Mystic

All our lives, we have known the phrase "monumental stupidity," and now I have seen the most perfect example of my long life. Imagine a candidate who loses an election. Instead of planning how to gain more friends and win the re-match, he...

New bag rules have some problems

Getting rid of plastic bags is a wonderful start. But I feel we are right back in the '70s when we had gas shortages, sugar shortages, etc., where the government was watching to see how well the masses followed the new rules. We are following the...

Apply employment, other laws fairly

As a previous employer, I was required by law to submit an I-9 employment eligibility verification form. If I failed to do so, I could be fined, which could be increased up to $10,000 per illegal employee, jail time if it was found to be a...

Political correctness is tyranny with manners

I can understand The Day's concern for inclusion and sensitivity, "High school mascots for today's sports teams," (July 9). Are we taking the...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Froma Harrop

Bernie Sanders needs a shot of dignity

Sanders was never much of a team player in the Democratic Party. Indeed, he seeks the affiliation only when he's running for office.

Columnist Chris Powell

State employees can work at home now -- if at all

The master contract signed by SEBAC with the Malloy administration in 2017 requires that telecommuting be offered, when "feasible," to all state employee union members.

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Connecticut GOP doomed by embracing all things Trump

When new green card rules were announced, Connecticut Republicans, with their silence, appeared to acquiesce with the Trumpian approach, as they have consistently done during his administration.

OP-ED

Don't forget imprisoned U.S. journalist Austin Tice

Marc and Debra Tice, the parents of Austin Tice, who is missing in Syria, speak during a press conference at the Press Club in Beirut, Lebanon, last year. (Bilal Hussein/AP Photo)

Since his arrest and detention in Syria seen years ago, Tice has been held incommunicado, with no one taking responsibility for his welfare and his exact whereabouts unknown.

We need a better middle road on China. Here's how.

In this Aug. 6, 2019, photo, tugboats manuever a container ship at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified. (Chinatopix via AP)

Trump's China policy is bluster masking appeasement. U.S. China policy, like our foreign policy generally, needs clearer principles.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Connecticut Port Authority: Repairing the ship while sailing it

The jobs and economic benefits associated with offshore wind farms are quickly becoming an East Coast gold rush, and Connecticut should get its fair share.

On gun control, Washington should follow Connecticut's lead

They should deal with gun regulation head-on, no matter the opposition, as we did in 2013 after Sandy Hook.

'Reconsider your comments:' sunscreen chemicals are harmful

I have read the numerous studies on the harmful effects of certain sunscreen ingredients on coral, dolphins and humans. It’s most definitely time for FDA to act.