25th Amendment never used to remove a president, Trump unlikely to be first

At this point, the constitutional provision, adopted in 1967, is highly unlikely to be used. It is stunning that it has been discussed in the White House at all.

Democrats are motivated and turning to new faces

Democratic turnout has been way up this year, just as Republican turnout was high in 2010.

Tariffs promise to slow economic expansion

Tariffs are taxes that are paid by U.S. businesses and, ultimately, hard-working Americans. Almost any economist will say tariffs are bad.

Trump's tariffs are returning jobs to America

The president's imposition of “fair trade” tariffs has worked the way it was intended to — boosting the number of U.S. manufacturing jobs.


Solar project poses threat to Niantic River

This solar installation, as proposed, could do serious damage, especially given the track record of the company.

‘Circular Economy’ of re-use can avert crisis

The 'Circular Economy' entails a full implementation of a circular path of use, one in which goods and materials are re-used, re-cycled and re-purposed.

Why do people stay put during hurricanes?

Lack of preparation, the research shows, is caused by cognitive biases that lead people to underplay warnings and make poor decisions.

Groton charter change would empower taxpayers

By providing an improved process for preparing the town and education budgets and giving citizens a chance to vote on them, better budgets should result.

Reasons given to block Oz Griebel from debate outdated and wrong

The standards the Day and its debate co-sponsors are using to determine who should be allowed on the debate stage are not relevant in today’s media world.

Local news Is dying, and it’s taking small town America with It

Towns without serious local news coverage demonstrate less social cohesion, corroding any actual sense of community.

New urbanism for New London

New London could be one of the most vibrant examples of an exciting and challenging shift from a post-industrial to a knowledge economy.

It’s Labor Day, not Union Day

If union membership, representation, and dues payment were strictly voluntary, union officials would have to earn workers’ support, and officials would need to be accountable and responsive to the rank-and-file or else face a loss of revenue.

On Labor Day, a call for fairness

Labor Day is a reminder of an increasingly out-of-balance economy. As the wealth of a few corporate elites reaches unprecedented heights, working people still are being left out of the immense prosperity that we create every day.

How many norms can Trump and evangelical leaders break in one meeting?

The degree to which these religious leaders throw themselves at Trump's feet, ignoring all manner of immoral and un-Christian conduct for the sake of political power, has hurt both religion and politics.


Nasty trend in our politics not good for state, country

Argue your position, support your candidate, but don’t lose sight that those with differing views are not enemies but fellow Americans.

Florence lesson: Don't ignore evacuation orders

Our region is not immune from such disasters, of course. The Great New England Hurricane of 1938, which struck 80 years ago Friday, is considered the...

Senate right hearing both sides of troubling account

The nominee has a motive to make an unequivocal denial. It is harder to come up with a reason why the accuser would create such a false narrative.


Columnist Cal Thomas

Democrats are skilled at the art of delay

The slowdown crowd's objective is not to learn the truth, but to deny Kavanaugh's confirmation because they don't like his views of the Constitution...

Columnist Eugene Robinson

Climate change is no longer just a theory

At the very least, we should be trying to reduce carbon emissions and keep global warming to a manageable level. Trump is standing in the way of even...

Columnist Chris Powell

For Connecticut Sen. Blumenthal, it's all about stopping Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh's judicial ideology remains the real issue. Blumenthal and most other Senate Democrats will oppose the nominee on any pretext, no matter...