THE DAY’S OPINION

Looming Mueller report will test Congress

The country is facing an intense political drama and constitutional challenge. The need for calm, wise and nonpartisan leadership is urgent.

Don't rush relocation of New London offices

Yes, the city has to do something about its costly, aging buildings. But it has to take time to make sure it is the right thing.

Keeping Millstone humming

New competition rules for Millstone are welcomed because a sudden shutdown of the nuclear plant would pose a big problem.

Congress should approve federal prison reform bill

The chief obstacle to reform is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He should be pressured to allow a vote on a prison reform bill.

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

CARTOONS

YOUR LETTERS

NFA greatness will reemerge after 'rough episode'

I have had the privilege of working as a substitute teacher for the Norwich Free Academy for the last couple of academic years. In the process, I have covered assignments in virtually every building and department on this remarkable campus,...

Kudos to Collins for YMCA column

Excellent commentary, “Let’s lure Ocean Community YMCA’s magic to the Norwich-New London...

Military draining too many of our resources

Recently The Day reported that the Navy plans to buy 12 new ballistic Columbia Class submarines and...

Shamefully insufficient Pearl Harbor coverage

The Day should be ashamed. Not one word on page one of the Dec. 7 issue about, "The day that would live in infamy."  I left a memo to this effect on the answering devices of the top four officials of The Day concerning their...

What harm will come before justice prevails?

The dictator at heart masquerading as America’s president pays lip service to democracy while eviscerating it from deep within. He hijacks the truth with a torrent of lies, especially the hidden web of corruption fueling his enterprises...

Better and fairer revenue raising ideas

I respond to your lead article, “Panel again calls for tax reform,” (Nov. 29), about a panel’s...

NFA fixation, suggests Day news is lacking

News for the Day articles must be disappearing. During the past week the paper has published several that have implemented stories describing the poor image criteria of NFA concerning a student sex incident. The Day’s, “

Day and Post have a selective concern about American values

How do you spell hypocrite? Read The Day guest editorial from the left-wing newspaper the Washington Post. They are attacking the decision by President Trump to continue doing business with the imperfect country of Saudi Arabia.  It...

Congress' unequal standard

Equal under the law? President Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has recently been charged with a very serious crime, lying to Congress. But, ironically, it is not even a misdemeanor for Congress to lie to the American...

Counting the days until Trump is gone

There is a wise saying − “I know what I don’t know” − that definitely does not define President Trump. He says he knows more about the military than our generals, and that raking forest leaves might have...

Consider attending critical meetings on New London trees

A number of citizens have been dismayed recently by the removal of trees on New London city property. There’s an element of irony to tree removal coming at the same time as the new stormwater tax. Trees take up large amounts of water and...

YMCA's fabulous facility serving Mystic region

"A Day in the Life" − at the Ocean Community YMCA in Mystic.  After experiencing the opening of the recently renovated Mystic YMCA I thought I would provide feedback on the experience there. This facility seems like...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Marc A. Thiessen

On Saudi Arabia, Trump channels his inner George H.W. Bush

Bush's eagerness to placate Chinese leaders after the Tiananmen Square slaughter, and his reticence in condemning those who committed such horrific crimes, harmed America's moral standing in the world.

Columnist Cal Thomas

Major media loves George H.W. Bush, now that he's dead

For the major media, it would appear the only good Republican is a dead Republican.

Columnist Eugene Robinson

Bulldoze blue wall of silence or police killings of black men will continue

It remains true that if police are involved almost any activity is dangerous if you are African-American and male.

OP-ED

Qatar happy to again annoy Saudi Arabia

Exiting OPEC, a powerful cartel with a real impact on world affairs, will cost Qatar little, being a minor-league oil producer with little influence on the group's decisions.

Mattis and Republicans to Trump: Don't cut defense

Trump brags that he has rebuilt the military after years of neglect by President Obama. Yet the White House has required that all departments cur 5 percent from planned budgets.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

The Senate must defend democracy

"We are at an inflection point in which the foundational principles of our democracy and our national security interests are at stake."

Diocese of Norwich Bishop Cote addresses flock on sexual assault scandal

"The sexual abuse of children is a tragedy for all involved — victims, families, the People of God, and even perpetrators. "

41: A Timeless Model for Connecticut Republicans

It’s important that we look to the model that George H.W. Bush laid out to gather a broad base of support.