Claim Obama funded attacks shocking even for Trump

Trump opted to use the opportunity to settle old scores and accuse his predecessor of funding what the U.S. government has labeled as terrorism.

What happened to Elizabeth Warren's Big Mo?

There has been a growing list of statements that suggest that suggest Warren is willing to say whatever it takes to get elected.

Trump pulls the plug on "green" subsidies

Wind turbines, electric cars and the like are not economical and have needed crony capitalism, via taxpayer money, to prop them up. That could be ending.

High level of uncertainty makes this a 'scary moment'

The coming year may hold an especially large number of surprises. You may want to open your mind about what happens next.

Questions in the wake of the targeted killing of Qassem Soleimani

"I do not know of a single Iranian who was more indispensable to his government's ambitions in the Middle East."

How about that, Ali Khamenei? Trump did do something.

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei failed to reckon with Trump's own capacity for recklessness

Women dominated decade just concluded

The two biggest cultural influences of the last 10 years are clear: women and screens. For me, that adds up to a pretty thrilling decade.

The things I hate about Donald Trump

Like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, I don't hate Donald Trump. But there sure are many things I hate about his conduct as president.Like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, I don’t Donald Trump. But there sure are many things I hate about his conduct as president.

Flight shame is real but not always effective

Air travel is falling in countries with the highest percentage of people who believe climate change is the world's number one problem.

Sexual predator Weinstein living the good life, ankle monitor notwithstanding

A proposed civil settlement with his victims would not cost Harvey Weinstein a dime or require him to admit wrongdoing.


Markle and the racial identity discussion

It puzzles me why some white people get upset when Markle or Obama are identified in the media as “black.”

Many teens are still shunning cars

In 1984, 47.8% of 16-year-olds in this country could legally drive. In 2018, only 25.6% could.

Show courage to do what is needed; impose tolls on all vehicles

Watching Governor Ned Lamont bob and weave on tolls has just been one of the more recent and painful spectacles of an executive who apparently thought making tough fiscal decisions would be easy.

A more ‘usable’ nuclear weapon on submarines? Are we insane?

The money is never there for things that could truly help society — clean water, free education, efficient energy — but always there for weapons.

Trump-style cruelty about the dead is especially wounding for their survivors

Maybe some Trump backers have finally begun to perceive that his cruelty is limitless, his sense of decency nonexistent.

Threats abroad to a free press carry a risk for U.S. security

Repression of journalists abroad may seem distant from our everyday life in America. But it is not.

75 years later, reflecting on courage shown in Battle of the Bulge

As Belgian King Phillipe powerfully stated, “The America of 1944 defended freedom and democracy with all its strength… Since then, we have gradually built a new Europe based on reconciliation and a firm desire to put age-old rivalries...

Having 20/20 vision about climate change in 2020

Already coastal roads from Greenwich to Stonington are experiencing “sunny day flooding” at high tides, storm drains are overwhelmed with frequent heavy rains.

Our Republic fails if lying normalized

In my 18 years in the Connecticut General Assembly I always maintained that I could pretty much deal with any colleague as long as I knew he or she was being straight with me.

A Christmas wish that kindness reigns

We can debate which of these opposites -- kindness or meanness -- is more embedded in human nature, but we cannot deny that both exist.


Does raising pay for state lawmakers make sense?

The senator recognizes the legislature would never consider a pay raise going into the 2020 election, but if re-elected he plans to raise the issue...

Lamont must be open about State Pier deal going forward

Our desire is that the administration’s change of heart in releasing the document on Tuesday is the turning of a page and the start of the...

What the fight to restore an insulting nickname says about our politics

Having held their own democratic vote at the high school, they may have thought the matter was resolved. Instead students have had a lesson in the...


Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr

You create diversity by creating diversity

The idea that diversity will work itself out without being nudged is a common conceit, but a mistaken one.

Columnist Clarence Page

Democratic presidential candidates can benefit from some passion

Donald Trump showed, for better or worse, voters want to see how passionately you care about the issues you raise.

Columnist Cal Thomas

What world should be learning from Iran protests

Democrats were nearly silent about the latest protests. Democrats once boldly voiced opposition to totalitarian regimes.