THE DAY’S OPINION

Recent upheaval rocks confidence in Port Authority

The sudden departure of the chairman, followed by news that a critical deal remains unsigned and the executive director has been placed on leave, suggest an organization in upheaval.

For no good reason, Tubman won't be honored on $20 bill

Thanks to the intervention of his treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, only likenesses of white men will appear on U.S. paper money for the duration of Trump's presidency.

Connecticut prepares for 5G revolution

The upgrade will herald a new communications age of smart, connected devices gathering massive amounts of data. It will change the way we live, work and play.

The failure of the Smiler's Wharf project in Mystic

In the end it was the scale of the project, its location in a flood zone, and its plan to displace an existing boat repair and storage facility that generated strong opposition and doomed the...

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

In 2020 make sure Trump hears, 'You're fired!'

We need a tough squad to lead us to 2020. The editorial “Trump’s racist trope must be condemned,” (July 16), with racist...

U.S. is becoming a third-world country

With conditions that currently exist with financial debt, overwhelmed resources and with the largely unimpeded influx of immigrants crossing its sovereign borders, will the U.S.A. become a third-world country? Or is the nation already in the...

Reminded Connecticut is a technological leader

Sometime within the past year or so, I was visiting Washington D.C. with my parents and siblings. It wasn't the first time I had been there − my brother and I were born in nearby Bethesda. But on this particular trip to the capital, I...

Anthropology proves Trump comments were not racist

Please, do not use the word, "Racist" incorrectly. In your editorial, “Trump’s racist trope must be condemned,” (July 16), you...

Powerful symbol of an ugly stain on our national identity

I started crying when I looked at the front page of The Day - Mary, Joseph and Jesus in separate cages at the St. James front door, “

Hopefully a judge will set prison officials straight on Confederate flag issue

Attorney Daniel A. Schwartz’s comment and Department of Correction’s decision-making process suggests an oversight of important information, “

Bishop's silence shows disregard for victims of priest sexual abuse

Joe Wojtas' compelling story, “Priest abuse victim picketing Catholic churches,”...

Somers, be a hero, find road repair money for Groton

If state Sen. Heather Somers can try to find $10 million to support Smiler's Wharf, why can't she find similar funds for paving our streets and fixing our bridges?  As everyone can see, the River Road and small bridge off of Route...

Stonington Board of Education sold out, didn't protect children

Kicking the can down the road, Stonington failed to protect its children. To negotiate a settlement before a thorough investigation is  complete is a coverup. This teacher will have nothing in the record, nothing in any recommendation from...

Poor word choice in recent headline

We are writing to express our strong objection to the use of the word “gripes” in the front-page headline story on June 29 about the teacher accused of inappropriate sexual behavior with students in Stonington. The young women who...

Catala pledges to keep fighting for New London students

It was Election eve 1997, my mother and I had just placed the last flyer. We stopped for coffee and had our debrief of the day, as we had every day we worked on the campaign. My mother said, "Jason, you are only 22, and you have worked so...

U.S. trails in clean air, water

Recently our genius president bragged about how the nation, under his leadership, has the cleanest air and water in the world and it keeps getting better. The facts are that during Obama’s tenure the nation broke some clean air...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Cal Thomas

Trump places Democrats in lose-lose corner

The president is setting Democrats up for what could be a major defeat in the 2020 election by forcing them to embrace these people and their statements, thus causing further fallout within the party, or denounce them and risk electoral harm.

Columnist Marc A. Thiessen

Democrats say no one is above the law, except illegal immigrants

It's a little hard to take Democrats seriously when, in investigating Trump, they claim to be fighting for the principle that no one is above the law.

Columnist Lee Elci

Left screams racism for political gain

The sky isn't falling. We live in a more accepting world today than we lived in yesterday and tomorrow will be better than today.

OP-ED

Politics get in the way of health-care fixes

When it comes to healthcare, the perfect remains the enemy of the good, as illustrated by Sen. Warren's recent vote.

Reparations: It's time to speak up, and it's OK to be angry

It's important to remember that slavery was not just the theft of labor but the theft of black women's sexual autonomy.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Full text of House resolution condemning President Trump’s ‘racist comments’

American patriotism is defined not by race or ethnicity but by devotion to the Constitutional ideals of equality, liberty, inclusion, and democracy and by service to our communities and struggle for the common good.

Mystic development plans should align with existing zoning

Seaport Marine is not a neighborhood. It is a business. This marine business property should be rebuilt under the existing Marine Commercial zoning

Environmental partnership helps improve access to health care in eastern Connecticut

Former Triangle Wire plant became a United Community and Family Services facility after brownfields cleanup.