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OP-ED

China using crisis started there to dominate markets here

Chinese government officials and leading academics have described the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity for Chinese producers.

Trump needs two electoral blocs to win. The pandemic is dividing them.

If the president's support among seniors persists into November, Trump won't just lose; he'll lose in a landslide.

Weak Biden gives Trump a path to second term

If a serious third-party or independent candidate arises it could doom Joe Biden's chances to make Donald Trump a one-term president.

Assure safe voting amid virus threat

Policymakers and election officials must act now to ensure that COVID-19 is neither a public health threat nor a deterrent to participation.

GUEST OPINIONS

Courtney argues case for $3 trillion HEROES Act

Congressman says massive bill is necessary to prevent economic disaster, but it has gotten a cool response from Republican Senate and the president.

We have slipped down the slope of 'relative ethics'

Leaders justify conduct that is clearly immoral by making the defense that it is in the greater interest, reducing ethics to a relative term.

Get buried green

No embalming. No concrete vault. No polyester suit. No plastic buttons. No pocket change. If you’re in a casket, it’s plain vanilla pine or cardboard.

Collaboration essential for economic recovery

This unprecedented health and grave economic crisis has resulted in a devastating increase in unemployment.

During the pandemic, safety is pro-business

Only businesses that meet requirements for masks, social distancing and cleaning will be able to operate. As their loyal customers, we can promote their success by observing all the rules as well.

So how does this hoax work?

Do you not know any health care workers? I know lots. They don’t seem like the sneaky lying fiends they’d all have to be to pull off this hoax.

Connecticut is weeks behind on benefits for self-employed

I am contacted daily by constituents who still have not received any payment, from the contract cleaner who is down to the last $300 to the yoga instructor now relying on food banks.

Hydroxy and the president

When studies found that people who take hydroxychloroquine actually die of COVID-19 at rates great than those who do not, I became a bit discouraged. Because, unlike the president, I actually need the stuff.

A safe reopening is everyone’s responsibility

We can stem the damage to our economy by reopening more businesses, but only if we follow federal, state and local guidelines to avoid a new surge in infections.

If we want to live and serve, risk is unavoidable

What is unprecedented today is the fear that seems almost to paralyze human interaction and community solidarity.

LATEST EDITORIALS

Finding a path to compromise over casino reopening

An ugly showdown that ends with a contested reopening will not be good for the tribes or the state.

Raising Coast Guard Museum funds is priority, not parking

Assuring all necessary parking is directly across from the museum is not critical. Arguably, it may not even be preferable.

Even more memorable for this year's graduates

While the virus may have claimed the ability to gather en masse for celebrations, it should not endanger celebration itself.

COLUMNS

Columnist Lee Elci

Prepare now so U.S. economy never has to shut down again

Political gaffes, including absurdities from the Oval Office, combine with misinformation and miscommunication to create skepticism and public doubt.

Columnist Froma Harrop

Pandemic makes end-of-life care harder

Hospice workers themselves face new challenges. Some family members are afraid to even have them in the house.

Columnist Lisa McGinley

Hair and now

The on-again, off-again reopening of salons and barber shops presents an early example of what could occur as retail businesses, museums, houses of...