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OP-ED

Federalism failing to meet 21st century needs

Although federalism still has some benefits, its obsolescence is increasingly obvious when the U.S. faces crises that, like climate change and COVID-19, don't respect state boundaries.

Guru of conservatism and his gift from God are gone

Unlike some in the media, Rush’s radio program wasn’t about him; it was about America, the country he loved passionately and unceasingly.

Rush handed Trump playbook of attacks without substance

Limbaugh pioneered the rise of the outrage/entertainment wing to dominance in the GOP, a project that culminated in Trump's presidency. A world of snark, sophistry and alternative realities.

For Trump, no conviction — but a historic repudiation

One thing that Trump made clear was that nothing in the constitutional system makes presidents respect the U.S. political system.

The threat to democracy has only begun

We should never forget that a failed attempt to overthrow the government often precedes a successful attempt down the road.

Immigration reform can be the key to solving the tech labor shortage

Current immigration statutes provide foreign graduates few options if they wish to remain in the United States after graduating, forcing them to either return home or move to a different country.

Fad aside, inflation and debt still matter

From the OECD to the International Monetary Fund, global organizations that traditionally supported fiscal restraint have become much more relaxed about sovereign borrowing.

GUEST OPINIONS

Paid leave will help revive the state’s economy

Connecticut’s paid leave program, signed into law in 2019, will boost Connecticut’s economy by maintaining income and purchasing power and stabilizing tax revenues.

Why age-based approach is best to reach vaccination goals

We saw that a group of over one million people with unclear definitions and complicated verification would slow down the process for everyone.

A 'Blue Plan' to protect Long Island Sound

The Blue Plan will provide a comprehensive understanding of how the natural complexities and many uses of the Sound interact, helping better understand how future uses might impact it.

Assessing City of Groton mayoral candidates from conservation viewpoint

Groton conservation group opts not to endorse in City of Groton mayoral primary, but provides summaries of the candidates' environmental priorities and records.

Mystic River Bluffs is development Groton needs

We require a variety of housing, including mixed-use walkable neighborhoods. Mystic River Bluffs is one such neighborhood.

'All politics is local' hits home after run for office

By getting involved, by volunteering on local committees, or running for an elected position, citizens can have a direct impact on what decisions are made at the local and state level.

It will take time and commitment to curb youth violence

Reducing violence over time takes not just time, but the will to do so, continuing effort, consistency, effort and education.

Daring to dream in wake of tragedy

A fine line can separate breaking away from the streets and achieving a dream or being pulled down by circumstances. Higher Edge works to make sure dreams prevail.

Chris Powell column offensive to educators

Columnist characterizes the basic protections that teachers and school administrators seek as a 'conspiracy against the public.'

The National Apprenticeship Act is Eastern Connecticut’s gift to our nation’s workforce

Our region should be bursting with pride that a congressman from Norwich with a high school education is still at the center of our nation’s debate about restarting its middle-class.

LATEST EDITORIALS

A year like no other has changed us

At times the isolation has been terrible. Families unable to visit parents and grandparents in nursing homes. Traditions set aside or conducted...

Stick with experience in City of Groton mayoral primary

The City of Groton has a strong-mayor form of governance, meaning the mayor is the chief executive officer, not some ceremonial figure who presides...

Sad that law banning discrimination based on hairstyle is needed

A legislative staffer recently heard from a young woman whose employer admonished her to hide her braids under a hat.

COLUMNS

Columnist Paul Choiniere

State public option would boost prospects of small businesses

In testimony to the legislature, Comptroller Kevin Lembo has been insistent that plans offered under a public option would be self-sustaining and...

Columnist Clarence Page

Remembering Vernon Jordan, a different kind of civil rights leader

Vernon Jordan was a "social justice warrior" in an era when that descriptor was not used with the sarcasm applied to it by the most brash and cynical...

Columnist Red Jahncke

Lamont wants simple? Start by cutting about 200 taxes and fees.

With the state’s grasping revenue hand out at every step, it is almost impossible for Connecticut citizens and businesses to...