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Premium Content Pursue cease-fire to stop Gaza carnage

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 11:45 pm

Everyone knows the only promise for lasting peace between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors is a two-state solution. Reaching that goal appears as remote as ever.For the third time in six years, Israel and the Hamas forces that control...

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Premium Content Courageous actions to force change

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 11:40 pm

For a university administration that initially expressed incredulity when several students contended their claims of sexual assault had been handled with insensitivity by campus authorities, it is remarkable to witness how much the University of...

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Premium Content Delay Carter vote

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:41 pm

Until questions are fully resolved about his qualifications and whether he misrepresented those qualifications in the past, the New London Board of Education should delay approving a contract making Terrence P. Carter the new...

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Premium Content Find a way to help

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:40 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's critics, and even some of his fans, have blasted his administration for its seemingly hypocritical response to a request from the Obama administration to use the Southbury Training School to house up to 2,000 children from...

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Premium Content Voter choices decline

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 1:49 am

About one-quarter of Connecticut's Senate and House of Representative elections will offer voters no choice when they go to the polls in November. That is because 22 percent of state Senate races and nearly 28 percent of House contests will...

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Stop Palestinian aid, weaken the terrorists

The anti-Semitic "tradition" of blaming Jews for the world's problems mostly took a temporary back seat in light of the indiscriminate rocket attacks on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas.

Major newspaper editorials condemned Hamas, but...

Over-protection of kids doesn't serve them well

A week ago, a woman was charged with leaving her child in the car while she went into a store. Her 11-year-old child. This week, a woman was arrested for allowing her 9-year-old daughter to go to the park alone. Which raises just one question:...

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It's a mistake to take our alliance with German for granted

A decade ago in Berlin, a well-informed source cautioned me, half tongue-in-cheek, against holding meetings in a certain hotel not far from the Brandenburg Gate. It seems that a U.S. trade delegation had stayed there not long before and prepared...

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Fears of Europe freezing inhibit Russian sanctions

Energy politics underlie the explosive Ukraine crisis, as Europeans weigh U.S. calls for tougher sanctions against the ability of Russia to disrupt gas supplies this winter.

Obama foreign policy failings become manifest

When Attorney General Eric Holder says that the Islamic State that has taken root in Iraq and Syria poses a "deadly" threat, and that he has "extreme, extreme concern" about its bomb-makers, that sounds like an emergency. Yet the Obama...

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Hamas risks the lives of its own people

In the past week and a half, Hamas, the governing body of Gaza and a terrorist group as designated by both the United States government and...

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Divided we stand: Our disagreements are a source of strength. It's our weakened institutions we should fear.

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