THE DAY’S OPINION

Courtney has focused on getting the job done

If Democrats take the House of Representatives in November, as many pollsters see as likely, Courtney would almost certainly become chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.

Seize chance to lock up transportation funds

The amendment is meant to assure that money directed into the Special Transportation Fund is used for transportation, regardless of how that money is raised and where it comes from.

'Yes' to Question 2 to keep public land transfers public

Ballot question would amend state constitution to end disposal of publicly owned land without a public hearing.

Warren's DNA test

Now Warren needs a catchy label to prod the president into releasing his tax returns.

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

Carney places people above the politics

When I turn on the television, I watch government officials compete for airtime – not because they have a worthwhile message but because they want to be divisive. To say I’ve been frustrated by national politics recently is an...

McCarty had her chance but failed to help

It is unsettling that I have to send another letter to the editor to get my concerns addressed. I feel I have been more than fair in giving state Rep. McCarty time to respond. I re-sent my letter to Rep. McCarty and she acknowledged...

Attitude makes Kepple best Probate pick

During what can be contentious times around elections, I think it is important to consider how fortunate we are that we have a number of citizens who are driven to run for office because they are truly looking to serve their...

Needleman well suited to serve in state Senate

Some political candidates tout their business experience, which is a fine asset, but they lack governmental experience. Others have a long political history, but lack managerial skills. How fortunate we are in the 33rd state Senatorial District...

Distressed about choices in race for governor

This is probably going to be one of the worst choices for governor we ever had. Neither major party candidate is saying anything about how they will cut spending vs. imposing new taxes on people who are already over taxed. It is time that those...

McKenney reminds him of Jutila

Hugh McKenney is running for Connecticut’s House of Representatives representing the towns of East Lyme and Salem in this year’s election. He reminds me of Ed Jutila, who served these two towns for many years, in that he is...

Joe deserves another term in Congress

In a divided and partisan Congress, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney has fought for us and delivered. Job training for good manufacturing jobs, new contracts for Electric Boat, help for homeowners with crumbling foundations. Joe will continue to fight for...

Martha Marx would bring fire and commitment to Senate work

I support Martha Marx, the Democratic candidate for state Senate, 20th District. She has worked very hard to personally meet and listen to constituents in every corner of our district. As a social worker and an 1199NE SEIU union member, her...

Experience matters, elect Thad Gray state treasurer

Experience does matter. Why? Consider this thought exercise: You need to hire someone to be the CEO of your $42 billion investment portfolio. Do you hire someone with 35 years of professional financial investment experience who retired...

What charter changes would mean

Groton Charter change info: If it is approved, the RTM will be dissolved within 14 days of the vote, the Town Council will be tasked with appointing a Board of Finance, one member from each voting district, to advise the council on the annual...

Sen. Somers serves 18th District well

One of the things I admire about state Senator Heather Somers is that although she holds a powerful position as a co-chair of the Public Health Committee, she has never forgotten her constituents. I have had the need to contact Somers...

Kavanaugh critics should be good sports

I was, as were many others, appalled at the wild people screaming at the Supreme Court building. Thankfully my parents brought me up to be a good sport and I have tried to follow their lead. I pray that the weeks and months that follow will show...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Eugene Robinson

Trump has abdicated moral leadership on what should be core issues for America

The United States is more than a set of national interests. It is a set of ideas that have inspired seekers of freedom throughout the world.

Columnist Jennifer Rubin

Saudi connections another reason to elect Democrats as check on Trump abuses

Republicans have repeatedly showed us they don't give a darn if the president violates the Constitution or is influenced by his own financial considerations.

Columnist Marc A. Thiessen

Democrats' smear of Kavanaugh sunk their own Senate chances

When you drag your party and your country down into the depths of political depravity, Americans will not reward you at the polls.

OP-ED

Don't let e-cigarettes be on-ramp for teenage addiction

E-cigarette manufacturers are on notice. They still have the opportunity to come forward with their own plans to stem use by children.

How to fill the gaps in U.S. economy

DARPA works in an area of technology in which the private sector hasn't made much progress, such as or drone submarines, and finds researchers to fill the void.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Laity is key to Catholic Church’s restitution

These were unconscionable acts that only those who are skilled enough and willing to be open to learning about a very dark place in humanity can bring insight and — it is hoped — some resolution.

Local GOP state senators Formica and Somers mimic Washington brethren

Republicans in the Connecticut Senate this year played similar partisan games with their rejection of Andrew McDonald’s nomination to be chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

The Kavanaugh saga: who let the dogs out?

Send. Richard Blumenthal was convinced of Kavanaugh’s guilt long before the hearings opened.