The lenses by which we view presidential candidates

I know one woman who confessed she'd have to really force herself to vote for Bernie Sanders simply because he reminds hers so much of her own estranged father, shaking his index finger over the family dinner table.

An impeachment inquiry vote would put the House on higher moral ground

By offering this concession, House Democrats would expose the White House's stonewalling for what it is, and put Republicans in an uncomfortable spot.

Most Americans would love a mulligan on 2016

Many 2016 voters were willing to accept Trump based on the hope that the awesome responsibilities of the presidency would make him more “presidential.” That has not happened.

Is Iraq next flash point for oil markets?

The protests in Iraq could easily and quickly affect Iraq's oil supply and therefore present a more serious and longer-term risk to global oil supplies than last month's attacks on Saudi Arabia.

Real justice requires unanimous juries for criminal convictions

It’s long past time for the Supreme Court to correct this anomaly in the criminal justice system.

In Trump reality shakedowns OK, but parody is treasonous

Trump just cannot let go of Rep. Schiff’s modest attempt at the art of parody. He has become a focus of Trump’s wrath.

Who wins politics of Trump impeachment?

“I was totally underwhelmed by the transcript," said one political analyst. "After the build-up, (there) was not much more inappropriate said than we hear from him in a typical week."

Trump's solid pick for national security adviser

Trump is relying not only on O'Brien's established ability to work well with the president and the secretary of state, but also on his skills honed by decades of representing diverse clients in complex litigation.

Don't count on more Federal Reserve cuts

It's an economy that is expected to remain in "a good place" as a result of the Fed's actions.


Sell Seaside, meet commitment to developmentally disabled

Under state law, the sale would provide funds for the developmentally disabled without raising taxes or cutting other programs.

The Eagle tried to soar, reality dragged newspaper down

The publisher of the family-owend newspaper in Pennsylvania bet that good journalism could keep the Eagle solvent. And he bet wrong.

Highlight vegan options during National School Lunch Week

It’s just as irresponsible for schools to serve mystery meat, chicken nuggets and cheese pizza as it would be for them to feed kids nothing but chips, candy and cookies.

Higher education rankings threaten equity-based system

A seemingly benign media outlet may pose one of the greatest threats to the development of an equity-based higher education system: U.S. News & World Report.

Gateway excited to help transform State Pier into economic engine

State Pier will benefit from significantly upgraded infrastructure, including an enhanced dock and bulkhead that will be able to accommodate three vessels simultaneously.

National health insurance might be good for capitalism

Taking health insurance out of the private market could boost entrepreneurship and make the labor market more flexible.

Health care bills are a form of taxation without representation

American families and their employers are spending the equivalent of a basic economy car on health insurance every year, not counting co-pays, deductibles, suprise medical bills.

New London and its mayor get statewide attention

It is not unusual nor is it inappropriate to attend an event in Mayor Passero's honor in Chester (a whole vast 20 miles away).

'You cannot go elsewhere for a soul'

Whether you believe the president deserves impeachment, you know he does not deserve reelection.

Don't fight 'no,' but don't give up, either

Remember, one “no” doesn’t mean “no” to all future requests. If all you want from someone is a one-time deal, that’s all you’ll get.


Chaos spreads from Trump's Syria move

Putin's plan is either to serve as the great reconciler in the Middle East or to put his own people in charge when all the combatant sides have...

Supreme Court cases revive cultural wars as 2020 looms

Eroding gay rights, ending protections for Dreamers and underming Roe v. Wade won't help Republican prospects in 2020, that is for sure.

Big surprise estimate for East Lyme police building concerning

Covering a $3.6 million funding gap will require an awful lot of whittling. East Lyme police officers and the public they serve deserve a quality...


Columnist Lee Elci

Stand up to antifa or prepare for trouble

The group is a left-leaning, anti-racist assemblage supposedly monitoring and tracking the activities of local neo-Nazis. The problem is these Nazi...

Columnist David Ignatius

For American soldiers, Trump's betrayal of the Kurds is sickening

It's probably impossible for Americans to fully grasp the sense of betrayal felt by the Syrian Kurds, who suffered 11,000 dead in a war that we...

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Connecticut's accidental governor needs to find his voice

Nearly one year into his term, Ned Lamont has yet to find an inspirational message.