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LEE ELCI - RECENT COLUMNS

Reflecting on two years of my Day column

Published: December 30, 2020 | Lee Elci

Our disagreements will continue to be considerable. But here’s hoping for a fresh start in 2021 with the acknowledgment that the spirit of compromise is not a bad thing.

Political prophet speaks: Trump will win again

Once again, the national forecasters are looking at the wrong numbers. I looked at the right ones and they point to Donald John Trump staying in the White House.

More shootings in 2020 follow earlier decrease

People who, under normal circumstances, wouldn't consider owning a firearm but have been converted by the combustible landscape, now seek out means to protect themselves.

Hoping for a president's death? How did it get this bad?

If you don’t think some would want Trump on the list of evil leaders, then you have misjudged the deep-rooted resentment for the current Commander in Chief.

Fragile Biden, bully Trump, befuddled audience

The former vice president is fragile and looks and acts like an old man, sometimes confused and struggling to remember memorized talking points.

Lamont fines for skipping mask contributes to COVID-19 overreaction

King Ned wants to ding me for a C-Note for disobeying his rules. But I am a citizen, not a subject.

New London council chooses political correctness over protecting lives

If police are less able to handle a mass shooter incident, will the blood of those injured or killed easily wash off the hands of council members who voted down a vehicle that could protect lives?

Serfs await the next edicts of good King Ned

Connecticut is the newest benefactor of a benevolent dictator. One person effectively governing while exercising absolute political power − but perceived to do so with a regard for benefit of the population.

Simplified spin of cops bad, 'victims' good hurts credibility of movement

A frank debate about police conduct has to include a frank acknowledgement of the conduct of the men they interacted with. Otherwise it appears a narrartive is being twisted to reach a preordained conclusion.

Democratic convention was painfully boring, its message empty

The Republican Convention — or should I say "Trumpalooza 2020"? — has been polar opposite to what the Democrats presented.

A big GOP fail and the problem with politics

The Republican chairman's job is creating a party message, quality candidate recruitment and fundraising. Has he been skilled enough in these areas to sufficiently appease state central committee voting members?