TV cops shows are sending a twisted message to viewers

In another odd break with reality, cop shows today regularly show police acting violently and justifying it.

College critics of Israel can fuel anti-Semitism

The data suggests a boycott aimed at Israel is also generating increased anti-Semitic acts on campuses.

Bipartisan dreams are alive, sort of

Legislative successes would provide Democrats with a reply to charges of obstructionism that Trump already is planning to make.

Democrats win Connecticut again, state labor is safe, our wallets are not

Once again, Democrat chestnuts were pulled from the fire by the larger Democrat-controlled cities in the state and college students at Yale and the University of Connecticut.

Trump is right to defend U.S. border

It would be naive to think that some freeloaders, criminals and people who wish us harm won’t see this caravan as an opportunity to slip in undetected.

Compassion should trump Trump’s troop movement

By stoking fear and dividing Americans in an effort to hold onto to power, Trump is playing a treacherous game with our democratic society.

Americans are staying silent on issues out of fear

A detailed poll found that between 51 and 66 percent of Americans agree there is "pressure to think a certain way about" many political issues.


Bishop saving face, not saving victims

I am asking you, The Most Rev. Bishop Michael R. Cote, to acknowledge me, my abuse, the abuse of others, and the culpability of the Norwich Diocese.

Tim Herbst: Election thumping shows Connecticut GOP must change

Some party leaders have been there far too long, doing nothing to proactively lead at the grassroots level to build our ranks and elect Republicans.

This is America to me

I saw two young men, teenagers maybe, locked in a loving kiss. I saw two Muslim women descending on the escalator, their dark eyes luminescent beneath their hijabs.

Consequences of Great War still linger

Exhausted soldiers crawled one final time from their respective trenches to meet on the battlefield, not as enemies now but as fellow survivors.

A quiz on the United States' involvement in World War I

1. Who was the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces? A. John J. Pershing B. Douglas Haig C. Douglas MacArthur D. Dwight Eisenhower 2. World War I began in August 1914; when did the United States enter the...

Nation must address needs of our veterans

Charity is all well and good, but ultimately it is the American people, through their government, who are responsible for meeting the needs of our veterans.

Hero of the Hudson calls on voters to save our democracy

"For much of my adult life I was a registered Republican. This Election Day I will vote for leaders committed to rebuilding our common values, not pandering to our basest impulses."

‘We are going in the wrong direction’

"We ask all leaders at home, and abroad, to refrain from making statements that are unsubstantiated, or worse, untrue, and are designed to make us anxious and afraid."

Groton Charter change would empower voters

This revision is sensible and prudent given the challenges we face. Those who run the town will be more accountable to the voters.

Preserve RTM, the 'heart of (Groton) community'

At the heart of our community is a vibrant New England-style democracy that is best illustrated by the town’s Representative Town Meeting.


Despite Trump, Congress should seek immigration compromise

It wasn’t that long ago that the United States prided itself on providing safe harbor for asylum seekers fleeing oppression.

Elusive goal of landing commerical air service at Groton airport

With the recent naming of chamber president Tony Sheridan as the chairman of the state's airport authority the odds of regaining commercial service...

Vatican should not block U.S. bishop reforms

The U.S. bishops’ conference was contemplating an additional reform that also has been put on hold: creating a commission of lay people to...


Columnist Chris Powell

Don't flee Connecticut, join the resistance

People so noisily threatening to leave the state are only advertising that they’re still here. They would have far more political impact if...

Columnist David Ignatius

Trump creates void that other nations, including Russia and China, are happy to fill

Europeans spent a year trying to make nice, but they seem to have gotten the message. American isn't a fully reliable protector anymore.

Columnist Marc A. Thiessen

The Kavanaugh debacle cost the Democrats the Senate

The Democrats' smear campaign also cost them the chance to pick up GOP seats. Instead the Senate will likely have a more pro-life majority.