'Official' statement on Tildenson (i.e. Tillerson) firing says it all

"The president used his massive brain to signal to Rox that he was going to be fired. If Rox did not receive that telepathical signal from President Trump’s impressively massive brain, that is his fault."

Journalists should look less at Trump and more in a mirror

Our little newspaper received national attention − and in some cases, ridicule − for its endorsement of the Republican candidate for president in 2016.

Trump's steel tariffs protect the nation

In the event of war, keeping U.S. productive capacity at high levels is critical, to prevent shortages at a time when production would be needed the most and imports cannot be guaranteed.

Tariffs threaten national and economic security

Competent economists understand that anti-trade policies will likely hurt the economic well-being of most people. Every time policymakers forget or ignore that fact, economic chaos tends to ensue.

CNN no longer fairly covering gun issue, it’s on a crusade

CNN wonders why so many Americans don't trust news organizations any more, here's an answer: They know that many media institutions are on one side of many political issues, and won't cop to it.

Trump parade wouldn't send intended message

A parade will not, despite what Trump may think, be seen as a sign of American confidence. Instead it will display our fears about North Korea.


Reporting on Connecticut Landmarks crossed legal line into malice

While the preservationist society respects First Amendment rights, it may be forced to sue because some of the reporting amounted to "actual malice."

Why lawmakers must thoroughly vet Malloy’s chief justice nominee

There are those who argue that all lawmakers should support McDonald’s nomination because a "no" vote is politically risky. That position is not only offensive, but violates elected officials’ obligations to their constituents

Sell Seaside, don't betray those in need

Those opposing this bill question the sale of Seaside as providing only a one-time funding source. Instead, it should be viewed as an investment in human lives.

Save Seaside in Waterford, don’t Pawn our Parks

Threatening Seaside and other state shoreline lands threatens Long Island Sound, drinking water, wildlife, and outdoor recreation.

Do we want a U.S. culture of violence or a culture of peace?

Is our acceptance of violence as a normal way of life, and the way we solve our problems, the root cause of our fascination with guns?

A close local look on this Women's Day

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut commissioned DataHaven to conduct a study on the status of women and girls in eastern Connecticut to better understand the issues impacting women.

Trump's right, on trade we're the world's 'biggest sucker'

Others nations all want to sell here but they don’t want to compete with U.S. goods back at home, implementing unfair trade policies to protect their markets.

On trade, Trump risks repeating mistakes that led to Great Depression

For Connecticut, Trump's plunge into tariffs on steel and aluminum is not a happy situation for what is left of our large manufacturers.

I’m not going to kill someone. Period.

Teachers are educators, not cops. There is no correlation between helping and nurturing young people and possibly getting into gun fights. It is simply not in our DNA

Blaming guns invites more tragedies

If guns were eliminated, people capable and predisposed of doing these crimes would resort to other means.


Regional animal shelter proves doggone difficult

When it comes to building a regional shelter that could serve several towns in need of new facilities, it has been a matter of try, try again. Local...

Putin's punishment a slap on the wrist

As one senator correctly noted, "The Administration needs to step it up, now, if we have any hope of deterring Russian meddling in 2018."

Involving 5-year-olds in walkout showed poor judgment

The timing suggested solidarity with the gun-control tenor of the high school walkouts. It was inappropriate to involve the children in what was...


Columnist Alexandra Petri

The good news about all Trump’s firings

If there is one thing we know about Trump, it is that his instincts about everything are correct.

Columnist Cal Thomas

Challenging the cult of climate change

A new book provides a point-by-point takedown of the predictions of disaster made by the climate change movement, none of which have materialized.

Columnist Chris Powell

Tong's case for McDonald is hypocritical nonsense

If it's wrong for legislators to second-guess judges, why does Connecticut's Constitution give the General Assembly the power to appoint and...