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THE DAY’S OPINION

Debates that enlightened

The debates served the intended purpose of making it clear, or at least clearer, where the candidates stood on some of the most important issues of the day

Plea deal doesn't match Purdue Pharma's opioid crime

The current agreement doesn't begin to make the needed restitution for the human and economic toll Purdue Pharma inflicted on this country.

Well, that's better

The governor’s fiscally prudent instincts were the right ones to nurse the state through this crisis.

Disney’s selective soul

Corporations like Disney should be ashamed of sacrificing their ethical standards for the sake of accessing the lucrative film market in China.

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

Sterling leader supports 'compassionate, knowledgeable, approachable' Sen. Somers

I endorse the re-election of state Senator Heather Somers because Somers has proven herself an exceptional public servant with the utmost integrity. She has truly been an advocate for her constituents, from the very young to the...

Somers let state's young women down

State Sen. Heather Somers’ voting record does not fully support women. She has voted against paid family leave, against a gradual minimum wage increase, and more recently against a bill that would provide free feminine hygiene products in...

Marx will bring fire in representing New London that Formica lacks

Last year, Connecticut passed a landmark piece of legislation to produce up to two gigawatts of electricity from offshore wind facilities, one of the most impressive investments in renewable energy anywhere in the nation. The two locations that...

Sal Ritacco best choice for probate judge

Running for probate judge is not an easy thing to do. It is not a sexy position as most people do not know who their probate judge is until thye need one. I was fortunate to meet Salvatore Ritacco during his last campaign. My son, Brandon...

Dave Rubino is the leader we need in 23rd House District

I had the good fortune of hearing Dave Rubino speak at the Westbrook town green. Dave is the Democratic candidate for the 23rd state House District − Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, Lyme, and the shore community of Westbrook. I left...

Carney represents district voters very well

Rep. Devin Carney has always stood up for the communities he represents and been there when we need him. Recently, the Department of Transportation had plans to shut down the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry after Labor Day. This would have been a...

Elci debate-one comments shameful

Lee Elci should be ashamed of himself, "Fragile Biden, bully Trump, befuddled audience," (Sept. 30). He spoke of Biden’s inability to...

Collins enables Democrats, who enable the lazy

I find it difficult to understand the reason The Day continues to allow columnist David Collins, who refuses to admit he is a devout Democrat, use The Day space to exploit and publicize his one-sided political convictions. I ask, does The...

Truth still matters in abortion debate

A Sept. 23 Letter to the Editor, “Kamala Harris endangers both free speech and the unborn,” falsely claimed that...

You can count on Osten's service to her community

I would like to take a moment to thank Senator Cathy Osten for her continued support of our communities and to voice how much she deserves your vote this November. Cathy is a true champion of enhancing our children’s leadership and...

Assure your vote for Trump is counted, get to the polls

The top two do-nothing Democrats are Sleepy Joe Biden and Dopey Nancy Pelosi. Maybe Joe should have asked Nancy to run with him instead of Sen. Kamala Harris. Who knows less than these two? Between Joe and Nancy they are 157 years old.

A note from the editor on the election

We have received an extremely high volume of letters from you, the readers, during this election period. For that we thank you. Unfortunately, given time, staffing and space constraints, we can’t guarantee all will be published. We will...

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COLUMNS

Columnist S.E. Cupp

Biden will follow science — and that’s not the insult Trump thinks it is

It says a lot that Trump believed — and is likely correct — that his followers would disapprove of the notion that Biden would take his cues from scientists when it comes to the COVID-19 health crisis.

Columnist Lee Elci

Progressive's radical agenda lurks behind 'centrist' Joe Biden

The force of the federal government would be used to address all grievances, from controlling the cost of housing, to mandating the cars we drive, to treating all police as threats.

Columnist Robert Reich

The public, the personal and the utter hypocrisy of the GOP

What's public, what's private, and where should government intervene? The question suffuses the impending election and much else in modern American life.

OP-ED

Some old-fashioned horse trading could have produced stimulus deal

Republicans and Democrats in Congress should have sought a bargain: They would accept the inclusion of a provision they oppose, so long as the other side did the same.

Think protection of same-sex marriage was settled law? Think again.

I had naively assumed that the issue of marriage equality between gays and lesbians had been firmly settled by the court.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Congregation Beth El serves the community

The New London-area Jewish community remains an energetic and socially active community that is committed to serving the needs of both the Jewish and the general community.

How about a virtual Coast Guard Museum?

No brick and mortar required, costs would be drastically reduced, and the museum’s reach would be limitless.

With stimulus hopes fading, Fed and lenders must help small businesses

The situation has made the tightfistedness of the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) all the more frustrating.