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THE DAY’S OPINION

Finding reason for optimism on historic day

We again dare to hope as Joe Biden prepares to take office as president and Kamala Harris as vice president.

Strong New London police review report shows a path forward

The mayor, council and police chief would do well to use this document as a blueprint for improving community policing in this racially diverse community.

Online wagering: the state's deal, not Lamont's deal

The governor should welcome the proposal of representatives from this region to set the parameters by statute. It should strengthen his negotiating position to have the force of recently enacted law...

Renewing our commitment to staying safe

With the pace of the vaccine rollout ramping up, we can be hopeful of better, safer days ahead. Until then, let’s remember we truly are all in this together.

Theodore Bodenwein, publisher of The Day from 1891 to 1939

“The newspaper should be more than a business enterprise. It should also be the champion and protector of the public interest and defender of the people’s rights.”

- Theodore Bodenwein

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YOUR LETTERS

'May God be with us as we move forward together'

As of noon, Wednesday, we have a new president. Moving forward will take great commitment to family, faith, community, and country. Fighting the pandemic is our most critical national priority. Get vaccinated if you can when it is your turn. Take...

Why Trump was kicked out of 'pub'

Cal Thomas' column complains about what he sees as the stifling of online speech, “Free speech — this time Trump’s...

Day's disappointing failure to feature MLK holiday

Except for a brief note at the end of Dear Abby, I found no mention of Martin Luther King Jr. or MLK Jr. Day in your Jan. 18 edition, which is the national holiday dedicated to the memory of Dr. King and his work. As important as a feature...

Trump departs as worst president in country's history

After four years of President Trump’s obliterative attempts, Obama’s legacy remains brightly shining. In contrast, Trump’s legacy, diminishing daily, is being relegated to the dust bin of history as being the worst president...

Auntie Fa's alibi

I deeply resent allegations that it was my dear, sweet old Auntie Fa (short for Fatima) who really invaded the Capitol on January 6. I know for a fact that she was home here in Connecticut all day, baking cookies and knitting a sweater for Uncle...

Trump's empty words

President Donald Trump is calling for “unity and healing” in our nation, but he ought to prove he means it by attending the inauguration of Joe Biden. Otherwise, his words are just words. Be at the Capitol on Wednesday, Mr.

Ousting Trump will prove to be a big mistake

To my Republican and Democrat friends who voted for America to have a socialist government, you have done something that no foreign army could have. While I know you were bombarded with constant negative reporting about President Trump by...

Please, Day, don't run photos of people not wearing masks

Please stop the dissonance, Day staff. If a picture is truly worth a thousand words, readers of The Day are led to doubt the current COVID-19 pandemic. Every day The Day publishes photos of people without masks flaunting the social...

Heartwarming column from Collins

What a wonderful column by David Collins in Sunday's edition, “Pets are pandemic winners,” (Jan. 16). Beautifully written. Children playing and...

Just leave now

Stop the lies and the steal disappears! In the print edition of The Day, "Trump to depart Washington Jan. 20 - before...

Unhappy with treatment of incarcerated dog

I read the most bittersweet dog story on the front page of The Day, “After years on death row, pit bull gets sanctuary,” (Jan.

Unfortunately, this is what we've become

On January 6, 2021 the images coming out of Washington, D.C. were shocking and terrifying to see. Most Americans collectively denounce the events that occurred at the Capitol that day. We hear, “This isn’t who we...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Clarence Page

Searching for hope in a capital city under tight security

Biden's advantage as rising president is something Republicans tried to ridicule in his campaign: His long years of experience with how Washington works.

Columnist Robert Reich

Why Biden can't govern from the center

Most of those in today's GOP live in a parallel universe. There's no "center" between the reality-based world and theirs. Trump has remade the party into a white supremacist cult of lies and conspiracies.

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Dealmaker Lamont? The evidence, and Mayor Passero, suggest not.

What should have been easy is getting New London that seat on the port authority. Fulfilling that pledge to New London and Passero should have been a layup.

OP-ED

'The President’s actions must be met with consequence'

The impeachment of Donald Trump is essential to protect our national security and the peaceful transition of power.

No march, new problems in fight for women’s equality

With a pink hat in the foreground, demonstrators march on Pennsylvania Avenue during the Women's March in Washington on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Thanks to the pandemic, women have a magnified set of problems to tackle. Once it is over, women are going to have to fight their way back into the workforce.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Groton Dem Committee: Insurrection aided by many in GOP

But Trump did not act alone. He was aided and abetted by numberless Republican politicians, some who actively endorsed his lies, others who remained silent.

Private clubs hit with big liquor-permit fee at worst time

Prior to the passage of this act, a club permit was $300 per year. Now it is $2,000 per year, a 666% increase in one year! Even for Connecticut, that's a bit steep.

Community College leaders joint statement on Capitol attack

This incident shed a glaring light on our nation’s failure to address the most critical and divisive elements in our society.