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THE DAY’S OPINION

Lamont's strong case for holding line on taxes

Lamont’s approach would seem to rule out the hefty tax increases on the rich that his fellow Democrats in the progressive wing of the party have proposed.

Free of the mask

We urged people to follow the science in wearing masks, social distancing and getting vaccinated. There is no reason to stop following the science now because it points to a return to normal.

Andrew Yang, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the truth about Israel and Hamas

A mayor’s job doesn’t extend overseas? Maybe not, but this wonderful polyglot place cares about its global cousins. And New York stands with Israel.

Hartford budget games

For the third year in a row, it appears Republicans will not produce an alternative budget proposal. Democrats are not pleased.

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

Elci again on target

Thank you, Lee Elci, for your excellent portrayal of the Theater of the Absurd, “New London police run errands for...

Provide Fort Trumbull home for Coast Guard museum, Eagle

Years ago, the non-profit Yale Urban Design Group prepared a detailed plan for the redevelopment of Fort Trumbull, which included a home for the proposed

So many problems with planned Coast Guard museum location

How many times do we have to drive this museum off the cliff before we understand that you cannot drive down this road? "We the...

No equal protection

The names of the jurors in the Derek Chauvin case were never revealed, for their protection. Why were the name, age and photograph of the Black teen who took the incriminating nine-minute video of Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s...

Day priorities disturbing

Your little blurb on Sports Mother’s Day salute on the front page was pathetic for such a day in this time period of a pandemic. Yet you put a front-page story of Obama dog Bo. Get your priorities straight. I find this...

Don't strip states of election authority

Under H.R. 1 / S. 1 (the Corrupt Politicians Act), massive amounts of elections-related power would be transferred from the states to the federal government. The bill interferes with the ability of states and their citizens to determine...

Student indoctrination has been the problem

I agree with the premise of Red Jahncke's op-ed piece that our schools are responsible for educating, not indoctrinating, our children, “

Families can fail children on prejudice, so schools must step in

Red Jahncke’s makes the point in his column that schools should avoid teaching about actual American history and racism, LGBTQ issues, sexual education, and other issues that make him uncomfortable, “

Howard absentee vote was quite disappointing

Greg Howard, first-term legislator representing Stonington and North Stonington, was listed in The Day...

Bill would encourage living kidney donations

As a kidney transplant tecipient, I urge everyone to ask the Connecticut Senate to follow the lead of Connecticut’s House and pass

Concerning respect for those in the military, just spell it out

Everyone in military service deserves to be respected unless they forfeit that respect by some pattern of substandard performance, misconduct, or dereliction of duty. Aboard my first Navy ship as a 17-year-old Seaman Recruit, I had the...

Mix of emotions on Mother's Day

Mother’s Day 2021 did not start out well for me. My mom is in heaven now. I know she is with me spiritually, but I miss seeing her physically. While traveling along Fog Plain Road I came upon a poor creature that had been killed. I...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Froma Harrop

Liz Cheney not headed to the 'political wilderness'

Republicans may expel Liz Cheney from the position of House Republican conference chair, but in terms of national importance, she's going nowhere but up.

Columnist Lisa McGinley

How could anyone forget 9/11?

How could anyone who remembers the 9/11 near-miss on the Capitol wave away the implications of the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on that very building?

Columnist Chris Powell

New model needed for nursing home industry

Maybe determining fair compensation starts with recognizing that as a practical matter there really is no market here − that government controls nearly everything. This implies socializing or nationalizing the homes.

OP-ED

Why Israelis thought they were safer

The first two intifadas were carried out by Palestinians in occupied territory. This time the rioters were Israeli citizens, born and bred.

Go to Mars? Let's not.

Human migration to other planets makes as much sense as transferring a herd of elephants from the wilds of Africa to Central Park or, since we’re talking about Mars, to the Mojave Desert.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Community Foundation a priceless partner to LEARN

Supporting equity-based innovation truly enhances the quality of education in southeastern Connecticut.

Lamont: 'I don’t think we need any new taxes right now'

"I’m the guy who doesn’t want to raise taxes. Sometimes that feels a little lonely in this building because we have a long-term habit of doing it (raising taxes)."

Protection again Lyme Disease? Not if anti-vaxxers have their way.

The burning question, with no easy answer, is whether a new Lyme vaccine that is safe and highly effective will be widely accepted.