Politics get in the way of health-care fixes

When it comes to healthcare, the perfect remains the enemy of the good, as illustrated by Sen. Warren's recent vote.

Reparations: It's time to speak up, and it's OK to be angry

It's important to remember that slavery was not just the theft of labor but the theft of black women's sexual autonomy.

Kamala Harris wants to ‘prosecute the case’ against Trump. What does that mean?

What will Harris do if she continues to talk about prosecuting Trump, either literally or figuratively, and supporters in the audience start chanting: “Lock him up!”?

What I'm looking for in Democratic debates

Some say Democrats jneed someone who can defeat President Trump; others, someone who is inspirational; and still others,someone with big ideas. I'm looking for a candidate who can do all of that.


Mystic development plans should align with existing zoning

Seaport Marine is not a neighborhood. It is a business. This marine business property should be rebuilt under the existing Marine Commercial zoning

Environmental partnership helps improve access to health care in eastern Connecticut

Former Triangle Wire plant became a United Community and Family Services facility after brownfields cleanup.

It's not just your fault that you eat so much sugar

The market is full of oversweetened foods.A study designed to measure people's reactions to bitterness found that they rarely complained about something being bitter or salty -- the primary complaint was that foods were too sweet.

Dodging a constitutional crisis with the census

It is important to understand just what a radical course of action the administration was flirting with.

I want more immigrants - and a citizenship question

Canada and Australia let in high percentages of legal immigrants and take tough stances in controlling their borders. Both countries ask about citizenship on their censuses.

Student has fond memories of teacher now caught up in controversy

I strongly believe Mr. Chokas had only the best intentions for the students for which he cared so dearly.

Aid-in-dying laws gain momentum

I urge the lawmakers in Connecticut and every state to let the evidence and data guide policy making and authorize this compassionate option without further delay.

Who needs state-controlled media? Trump has Fox’s Tucker Carlson

In Carlson's formulation, any criticism of Trump's diplomacy equates to advocacy of a nightmare war with North Korea.

Our politics is in a partisan death spiral. That's why I'm leaving the GOP

The two-party system has evolved into an existential threat to American principles and institutions.

Political paralysis puts institutions that protect freedom at risk

We should keep working to maintain and expand freedom and the maximization of human potential that freedom can make possible.


With lessons learned, restarting search process for New London offices

The mayor remains convinced that consolidating most city offices, now scattered among City Hall and three other city-owned buildings, into a single...

Pay equity is not that simple

Pay disparities are less the result of outright discrimination than many politicians suggest, and ensuring gender paycheck equity is more complicated...

Trump's racist trope must be condemned

We should be shocked that a president, in the year 2019, would stoop to such a racist approach to his political opponents, but we are beyond shock...


Columnist Eugene Robinson

Republicans treat Trump's racism with staggering silence

The president's motives are obvious: He was proudly displaying his white-supremacist racial views, drawing a bright line between his aging white...

Columnist Catherine Rampell

Judy Shelton is a dangerous pick for the Fed board

Shelton's about-faces call into question whether she would safeguard the Fed's political independence, a feature necessary for it to function.

Columnist David Ignatius

Like it or not, Trump is on a roll

Democrats haven't figured out a way to stop his forward momentum, even when they believe it's taking the country over a cliff.