THE DAY’S OPINION

Region could lead the way to improve lawmaking

'Rats' inserted into legislation at the last minute, legislation passed under cover of darkness, hearings that don't serve the public — these abuses need correcting.

The trickledown economics of hunger

Proposed USDA rules ignore Congress' intent and would hurt most the people in labor markets where the average employment rate is not what it seems.

Start mascot discussion at the local level

A stronghanded move in the legislature to ban all potentially offensive school mascots would make the debate more political, further tugging it into the cultural wars.

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CARTOONS

YOUR LETTERS

It appears Trump was right about his base

As I listen to one Republican senator after another sheepishly defend the president while the case for impeachment is laid out, one lasting Trump quote comes to mind: "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't...

How fortunate to have a 'Stable Genius' president

The American people should be thankful that Donald Trump is president. Not only is he a great leader, but also an amazing teacher. On Jan. 22 he single-handedly corrected decades of history and science textbooks and other sources...

Day liberal slant doesn't match its customer base

It would not surprise me if in a few years there is only a Sunday edition of The Day. I believe that the circulation problem the Day faces is significantly exasperated by the content. You get much of your information from the Washington...

Day uncovered the truth in Stonington

I read with pause the recent articles on the sexual harassment of Stonington High School female students by a teacher whom the kids complained about and who was allowed to retire from teaching with full benefits. My pause is two-fold.

Reality check needed: Nothing is for free

I would like to respond to the op-ed in Sunday’s edition, "Cities could benefit by backing Medicare for All,"(Jan.

Include children in celebration of the arts in New London

As many are aware this is the weekend to celebrate the arts in the City of New London in conjunction with XLI Hygienic Art. Join in for the annual show that is an art exhibition like no other throughout the region with no judges, no jury, no...

Placing opinion headline on Page 1 showed bias

Your headline on page one Jan. 18 was a perfect example of biased journalism and a glowing example of why so much of the public is losing faith in the media. It justifies the term fake news. The headline "Trump builds made-for-TV...

Don't be lazy and risk your child's safety

I recently witnessed a very disturbing situation. I was in a New London pharmacy and a child, maybe 6 or 7, asked me where she could find some articles in the store. I asked where her mother was. She said in the...

Reeder's Trump-Madison comparison is flawed

Tyson Reeder’s recent posting in the Sunday, January 19, 2020 edition of The Day entitled, “What Would The...

Donations for church would be better spent helping victims

Disgrace. Norwich Diocesan priorities suggest spending $8 million in private...

Glad The Day, Rep. Courtney recalled Battle of the Bulge

My father fought in the Battle of the Bulge, so thank you Rep. Joe Courtney for attending and writing about the ceremony at Bastogne commemorating its 75th anniversary

Loved one's support for Trump is dismaying

I am writing out of desperation over the splintering of our country and what it has done to me. I don’t think of myself as a selfish person, but I am twisted over the fact loved ones — friends and family...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr

Hell was a place called Auschwitz

Don't be fooled that it can't happen again. Along with forgetting, believing that it can't happen again will allow it to happen. And, in some ways, it is still happening.

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Surreal times at a chamber luncheon

It was made clear, once again, that Rep. Courtney did not relish the opportunity to impeach President Donald Trump. He had to do it, he not so effectively explained.

Columnist Froma Harrop

Democratic attacks on Sanders were long overdue

The catchphrase on Sanders' website, Our Revolution, is "Campaigns end. Revolutions Endure." Indeed, he and his fellow socialists have latched on to the Democratic Party because having a D after their names is the only way they can win an election.

OP-ED

Multiple factors expose world to 'doom' warn scientists

Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers — nuclear war and climate change — that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled misinformation warfare.

Abuse of power reason for impeachment

The argument that only criminal offenses are impeachable has died a thousand deaths in the writings of all the experts on the subject.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Smell of fear in Richmond

Stirred up by the president, gun owners came out in armed droves to protest laws that would do them no harm and might do them some good.

Want to fix infrastructure? Stop state's corporate welfare.

We wouldn’t even be talking about tolls if billions of dollars had been spent on infrastructure instead of handed to corporations.

Remove Trump because, ‘If right doesn’t matter, we’re lost’

You know you can’t trust this president to do what’s right for this country. You can trust he will do what’s right for Donald Trump.