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THE DAY’S OPINION

Advice to Tucker Carlson on helping white folks

Carlson would rather scare white people than help them organize for decent health care and education, stronger labor protections, a more robust safety net and a sustainable planet.

J&J vaccine pause was right move, but creates big challenge

Failing to pause could have fueled the narrative that public health officials were willing to lie to the public about the safety of the vaccines and to coverup problems.

Connecticut faces big test in addressing pandemic learning gap

The plans announced by the Lamont administration using federal-relief dollars, are sound and ambitious. But the key will be how effectively those plans are executed.

Tribal 'family businesses' now led by their own

These are, fundamentally, family enterprises, albeit on a major scale, led by people of shared blood and heritage. Educational opportunities provided members the chance to move up in the family...

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

Ticket experience driving his vote for Bumgardner on May 3

I live in the City of Groton and have spent most of my adult life living in Groton or Mystic. One day, almost two years ago, I received a parking ticket in front of my house. There were no yellow lines, and a sensible person would think that...

Bumgardner pledges one thing, does another

I write this letter in support of the open and transparent nature that candidate for mayor Aundré Bumgardner promotes. However, that is NOT what I have seen from candidate Bumgardner. I have asked multiple questions of Aundré...

Elci noted problem. How about solution?

In Lee Elci's column, "Swampy Washington needs a second Washington," (April 7) he rightfully listed maybe two dozen lawmakers who have had...

Troubled how 'experts' defended Chauvin conduct

In reporting of the Chauvin defense case, it was embarrassing to hear alleged "experts" try to justify excessive force on a handcuffed culprit lying on the ground and not only forced down by Officer Chauvin but surrounded by at least three...

Please vote Aundré for Groton City mayor

éPlease consider voting for my friend Aundré Bumgardner, the democratic primary winner for Groton City mayor. He is a bright young man with Connecticut state-level experience and a better vision of what our city could be. He will listen...

Bumgardner obvious choice in Groton election

I was not planning on writing a letter to the editor, but I need to speak up. If you can tell anything about a candidate by their supporters, the obvious choice is Aundré Bumgardner. I have been taken aback and saddened by the negative...

'Chemical' lawns? She'd rather see worms, dandelions.

It is that time of the year where some people feel the need to have their lawns look like a green carpet, which often means applying pesticides. As I walk my dogs around the neighborhood, I am seeing the pesticide warning signs on some of...

Editorial's criticism of Georgia voting law lacked proof

Where's the proof? The editorial, "Criticism of Georgia voting law well deserved," (April 8) made the assertion that the new law places...

A dismal future for State Pier, New London

I was disappointed with the column Sunday by Paul Choiniere describing a "brighter future"...

Groton City GOP is not working with either mayoral candidate

Voters in the City of Groton are aware there are two Democratic candidates (Mayor Keith Hedrick and primary winner Aundré Bumgardner) vying for mayor on May 3. For the record, the City of Groton Republican Committee is not involved and...

'A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest'

Lie, lie, lie; lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie. That's the refrain I like to sing from Simon and Garfunkel’s, "The Boxer" every time I hear a Democrat open their ignorant mouth. "Trump told his white supremist followers to...

Biden approach to border issue no better than Trump's efforts

A plexiglass cage is still a cage: President Biden’s policies separates and cages children. We were horrified when the Trump administration separated children from their families and placed them in cages in Border Patrol jails and...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr

It takes two parties to be bipartisan

Nine is a lovely number for a Supreme Court, and bipartisanship is fine, if possible. But they're not sacred. The power of the people? That's the sacred thing.

Columnist Red Jahncke

Until China's emissions are addressed, Paris Accord is a joke

China’s emissions are not only the world’s most, but they are increasing every year. U.S. emissions are about half as much and have been decreasing for over a decade.

Columnist Clarence Page

J.D. Vance seeks to build bridges, maybe even among Republicans

We Americans need to offer more than simple "Save the Family" slogans about complex problems.

OP-ED

Was pulling J&J vaccine the right move?

Based on the data we have, it looks like there really is an association between the vaccine and these blood clots.

Yellen picks a fight with global corporate tax dodgers

Living on a ship allows for snorkeling any time of day. (Hillary Richard/For the Chicago Tribune/TNS)

It’s a race to the bottom as rich-country governments keep chopping corporate tax rates to lure corporate dollars and end up shifting more and more of the fiscal burden onto the shoulders of middle- and working-class taxpayers.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Start planning to make state government normal, too

Many of my colleagues rightly stressed the need to return the legislature to its co-equal role. What's the plan? What are the logistics?

People and their history are the heart of Mystic

The people and their history are the heart of a community. I would hope that here in Mystic, folks would be more aware of theirs.

Expand House to make it representative again

The first Congress had one representative for 60,000 Americans. The ratio is now 760,000 and rapidly growing.