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LATEST EDITORIALS

Race and policing; a conversation

A committee's recommendations are just that — recommendations — which do not become policy until acted on by the council and mayor. There will be ample time for public input. That conversation begins next Wednesday.

Starting over in a time of testing

'Today, on this January day, my whole soul is in this — bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation. And I ask every American to join me in this cause,' the president declared.

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 behind him.

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.

Trump earned this impeachment

While Congress acted as it should, Wednesday was another sad day in a sad time.

State Republican Party has chance to rebrand

With the coming election of a new leader, the state Republican Party has an opportunity to better separate itself from politics of the national party that don't play well in Connecticut.

House likely left with no choice but impeachment

If Trump refuses to step aside and the cabinet declines to strip him of his authority, the House must impeach. And this time the Senate should convict.

Example of better policing through improved understanding

Another local police department has undertaken efforts to improve its interactions to a special population, in this case people on the autism scale.

Taking account in aftermath of a dark day

BLM protestors have been pushed back and apprehended for actions that in no way approached the acts of the Trump mobs.

Duby's dubious COVID communications contract

Given that the state is well staffed to communicate with the public, the hiring of a public-relations firm raises some troubling questions.

YOUR LETTERS

What if crowd had stormed someone's home?

The recent march on our Capitol included purpose but way more than that, a large group of Trump supporters were prepared to terrorize...

Finding a cooperative path to move forward

For those inclined to believe that the path of a patriot lies in support of the ignorant and petulant behavior displayed at our Capitol on the...

Senate censure, criminal trial would be better than impeachment

I have pondered the question of the possible Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump. An argument could be made that Senate witnesses or victims...

COLUMNS

Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

America no longer lives in an unpresidented time

No one can say what Biden's tenure will bring.... All we can say with certainty as this decent man takes office is that, at long last, America no...

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...

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...