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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.

Voting, Texas style

We are relieved that Texas lawmakers improved a controversial piece of legislation known as Senate Bill 7 by adopting commonsense initiatives that increase voter access and ballot safety.

Washington GOP chooses lie over Cheney; state Republicans stall voting reforms

Rep. Liz Cheney recognizes that the “Big Lie” — the claim that President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election because of widespread fraud and corruption — is a danger to U.S. democracy.

Pre-K an investment that needs to be made

Educators have been saying for decades that every grade in school works better and more successfully for children who arrive feeling ready to learn from the start.

Open lines of communication on racism issue

It is as important to have open, robust conversations on racism locally as it has been nationally, and as recent local events attest.

Fair and prudent: better pay for long-term care workers

Economic stimulus is the fundamental reason for federal covid relief funding; more, safer and better-paying jobs for thousands of workers would help to achieve that and also improve the lives of patients.

Toxic tick uptick

A new worry surely doesn't seem fair after all we've been through, but the spring and summer of 2021 are predicted to be particularly good for ticks — and bad for humans who encounter them.

Facebook board right on Trump suspension, but now the hard part

This appeared in the San Jose (Calif.)Mercury News. Facebook's Oversight Board made the right call Wednesday upholding the social media giant's suspension of Donald Trump's account. The former president's potential to incite...

Norwich must take cautious approach toward baseball plan

New, collegiate-level baseball at Dodd Stadium may work fiscally, but Norwich cannot afford to subsidize it if it does not.


Elci again on target

Thank you, Lee Elci, for your excellent portrayal of the Theater of the Absurd, “

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...

So many problems with planned Coast Guard museum location

How many times do we have to drive this m


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...

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...