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THE DAY’S OPINION

Don't worry about Trump, Dr. Fauci, tell it like it is

Dr. Fauci should no longer feel any compunction to get White House clearances before media appearances or to paper over differences.

Find funding to help domestic violence victims

Eighteen nonprofits that form a network of assistance for domestic violence victims faced a $350,000 gap in their budgets through the end of August. We trust the money to help these organizations can...

Online learning does not have all the answers

There will be a time when the pandemic is behind us, when the true impact of the pandemic on our children’s education becomes fully understood. That is the day school officials must prepare...

Help for the sea harvest

Fisheries and aquaculture, like dairy and produce farming in Connecticut, tend to be small business operations with a few commercial fishing boats or a few farmed underwater acres, but as a part of...

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

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YOUR LETTERS

Too bad more politicians aren't like Carney

I confidently support the re-election of Rep. Devin Carney. He has served our district very well since being elected. He is well read on the issues that are important to our district and to the state of Connecticut as a whole. He is reasonable,...

Voting the person, not the party

Often, it seems as if Republicans and Democrats have nothing in common but disdain for one another. Voters expect the usual disagreements between the parties that highlight differing philosophies, but this political season the differences seem...

Welch-Collins in 38th district

I will vote for Baird Welch-Collins for this seat and I urge you to do the same. The incumbent, Republican Kathleen McCarty, has a "perfect" attendance record in Hartford, but scores low on political courage, and regularly votes nay on issues...

Holly Cheeseman is Rep. 'No,' the 37th needs a 'yes' from Steel

We have an opportunity to send a true advocate to the House in the 37th District, Cate Steel. Holly Cheeseman has shown herself to be very adept at saying "no." She voted "no" to reform campaign finance and reduce the “dark...

Trump's awful record not worth rewarding with a second term

The Russians helped me, and I helped them. I lied continuously. I tried to kill your health insurance, environmental regulations and safety protections. I let big pharma and big oil have their way and you paid. I made climate change worse...

Time to roll and elect a new leader

It is lamentable to read letters to this newspaper from people who are distracted and misled by President Donald Trump. From fellow citizens who defend anything Trump does and says to those who oppose anything he says and does, we see the same...

Trump has worked for the good of the nation

From Webster's Dictionary: "Presidential: of or relating to a president or a presidency." Daily I read or hear on the news media and from politicians that President Trump is not presidential. What is their meaning of presidential? Are they...

Trump is the guy you disliked at the office

It surprises me that people who work for their living support President Trump. To me, he seems the epitome of the worst co-worker imaginable. He would be the one to take credit for your bright idea, and the one to point the finger at you when he...

McCarty is best qualified for 38th district

I want to go on record as endorsing state Rep. Kathleen McCarty for re-election in the 38th General Assembly District. Kathleen has worked effectively in the legislature for six years proudly representing Montville and Waterford. She...

Steel and Marx for necessary change

A change in direction for our country has never been more necessary. It is time we left the old-school conservative banalities about high taxes and liberal excess behind and based our choices on what we need rather than what we fear. With...

Does Sen. Heather Somers believe in science?

State Sen. Heather Somers states she “believes in vaccines,” yet her voting record related to "religious" exemptions from required childhood vaccines in order to attend schools in Connecticut is based on a very confusing string...

Backing Marx in 20th for state Senate

I would like to endorse Martha Marx, the Democratic candidate for the state Senate, 20th District seat, which includes Waterford, East Lyme, New London, Old Lyme, Bozrah, Montville, and Old Saybrook. Her experience as a registered nurse for...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Robert Reich

The public, the personal and the utter hypocrisy of the GOP

What's public, what's private, and where should government intervene? The question suffuses the impending election and much else in modern American life.

Columnist Lisa McGinley

How are the kids doing? Teachers?

The normal stresses of going to school and teaching in school have been magnified many times by the anxiety caused by the pandemic and by social unrest.

Columnist Cal Thomas

The national debt goes unmentioned in 2020 campaign

Former Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Holtz-Eakin said the national debt is "quite literally mathematically unsustainable."

OP-ED

Some old-fashioned horse trading could have produced stimulus deal

Republicans and Democrats in Congress should have sought a bargain: They would accept the inclusion of a provision they oppose, so long as the other side did the same.

Think protection of same-sex marriage was settled law? Think again.

I had naively assumed that the issue of marriage equality between gays and lesbians had been firmly settled by the court.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Congregation Beth El serves the community

The New London-area Jewish community remains an energetic and socially active community that is committed to serving the needs of both the Jewish and the general community.

How about a virtual Coast Guard Museum?

No brick and mortar required, costs would be drastically reduced, and the museum’s reach would be limitless.

With stimulus hopes fading, Fed and lenders must help small businesses

The situation has made the tightfistedness of the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) all the more frustrating.