Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

HomeOpinionEditorials

Latest Editorials

Premium Content Setting a new course for the Amistad

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 11:54 pm

Attorney General George Jepsen should be exploring legal pathways to returning control of the Amistad to the state and placing its maintenance and operation in the hands of the Mystic Seaport, where it was built.The state has made the case...

COMMENTS (7)

Premium Content Pryor will go, but reforms need to stay

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 12:00 am

The announcement by Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor that he will not serve past the end of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's first term has all the appearances of a political move intended to improve the governor's chances of having a...

COMMENTS (3)

Premium Content Use ballot box, not jury box, to settle policy disputes

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Indicting a governor for using his veto power in a display of hardball politics is outrageous, even by over-the-top Texas standards. It is just about as outrageous as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives suing the president because a...

COMMENTS (3)

Consumer politics

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The following editorial appeared in Monday's Washington Post.If you're a Republican, you might want to think twice before buying Lipton Iced Tea, and forget about Starbucks coffee. If you're a Democrat, put down that Reese's Peanut Butter...

COMMENTS (5)

Premium Content Open primaries would benefit state GOP

 August 18, 2014; Updated: 8:47 am

While celebrating Tom Foley's victory in Tuesday's primary, Republican Chairman Jerry Labriola exuberantly predicted that "our base will turn out in big numbers this November to overturn Malloy and his failed economic policies."

COMMENTS (2)

Premium Content Moving past the Aug. 12 primary

 August 17, 2014; Updated: 8:55 am

One would think Connecticut's 401,000 Republicans would be very invested in picking their candidate, yet only 20 percent showed up to vote, selecting Tom Foley over Sen. John McKinney.

COMMENTS (5)

Premium Content New London's very close call

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 7:35 pm

The Finizio administration, Public Works Department, Veolia water company, and other support staff deserve credit for their quick and well-coordinated work in avoiding a disaster that could have left sections of New London and Waterford without...

COMMENTS (3)

Austerity overload

 August 16, 2014; Updated: 7:25 pm

All three of the euro area's biggest economies - Germany, France and Italy - are failing.

COMMENTS (9)

Premium Content Malloy not wrong citing handling of crises

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's first campaign commercials dealt with the extraordinary challenges the state has faced during his first term, the economic struggles, the disastrous storms and, most of all, the awful consequences of the "unimaginable evil...

COMMENTS (19)

Premium Content Set steel cage for Malloy-Foley rematch

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

Brace yourselves for Foley vs. Malloy II - this time it's personal. These two Irishmen do not like one another. The animosity seeps through their campaign staffs. This is far more than a difference in philosophies. Both are convinced the...

COMMENTS (9)

Premium Content Limiting lawsuits

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 12:22 am

The Connecticut Supreme Court made the right decision Monday in blocking lawsuits filed against the state after the horrific 2005 accident at the bottom of Avon Mountain. In dismissing the lawsuits prior to trial, the justices set a high but...

COMMENTS (1)

Premium Content Safety at issue in Groton

 August 13, 2014; Updated: 12:25 am

The board of the Poquonnock Bridge Fire District will essentially go on trial to determine if its decision to cut nine positions endangers firefighter safety and, by extension, public safety. The Fire Fighters Association is asking Superior Court...

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content Sen. Maynard's status

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 11:45 pm

Monday marked three weeks since Sen. Andrew Maynard suffered a severe head injury in a fall outside his home in Stonington. He has remained at Rhode Island Hospital since.The degree of Sen. Maynard's brain injury remains a subject of...

COMMENTS (4)

Premium Content Waterford tweak?

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 11:48 pm

Perhaps it is time for Waterford Week to become Waterford Weekend. Much has changed since the festival opened in 1977 to celebrate small-town community through a series of events. The Millstone 2 reactor had only recently begun producing...

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content Welcome news for Mago Point area

 August 11, 2014; Updated: 11:09 pm

When some Waterford business owners, residents and officials look at the tiny park and surrounding collection of small marine-related enterprises at Mago Point, they envision the bustle of Watch Hill. They see visitors gazing at the water from...

COMMENTS (3)

Premium Content Supporting a worthy Community cause

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Last week's announcement that the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut will present more than 200 students from the region $440,342 in scholarships - the largest amount ever given for such aid by the charitable organization since it was...

COMMENTS (0)

Premium Content Slippery slope of limited military action

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

President Barack Obama's decision to launch air strikes against Sunni Islamic extremists in Iraq may be viewed as a justified response to protect U.S. personnel threatened by a growing terror insurgency, and also may in the short term help tens...

COMMENTS (19)

Premium Content Time to close Southbury Training School

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The Southbury Training School was built in the 1930s as a home for people who were then known as mentally retarded. It was a time when institutionalizing the mentally ill was common and the state also operated large hospitals for men and women in...

COMMENTS (2)

Premium Content Debates can reveal the best - and worst

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 6:17 pm

Tuesday's debate between Betsy Ritter and Bill Satti, running in next week's primary for the Democratic nomination for state Senate in the 20th District, featured a civilized exchange between two likeable candidates who agreed on most points and...

COMMENTS (5)

Premium Content Welcome home, Charles W. Morgan

 August 6, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

After a memorable, 2 1/2-month tour of New England ports, the whaleship Charles W. Morgan is scheduled to pull away from New London's City Pier this afternoon and return to Mystic Seaport Museum, the final leg of its historic 38th...

COMMENTS (2)

Premium Content James Brady's legacy

 August 6, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

James Brady, the White House press secretary who became a leading gun-control advocate after he and President Ronald Reagan were shot in 1981, once called members of Congress "gutless" for pandering to the gun lobby. Such organizations as the...

COMMENTS (20)

Premium Content The lessons of Watergate

 August 5, 2014; Updated: 4:49 pm

Every generation of Americans lives through a crisis - a war, a depression, an assassination, a terror attack.The Watergate scandal that forced President Richard M. Nixon to resign 40 years ago this week defined the 1970s and consumed, it...

COMMENTS (16)

Premium Content What's the rush?

 August 5, 2014; Updated: 4:49 pm

Ahh, mid-summer. Lazing at the beach. Fresh fruit and veggies at farm stands. Soft-serve ice cream. The crack of a batted baseball and roar of the crowd ...But wait - what's this? "Fourth down and inches, and the Giants are going for it...

COMMENTS (1)

Premium Content Satti in Senate primary

 August 4, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

Democratic voters in the 20th Senatorial District face a tough choice Aug. 12 between two quality candidates vying to replace a fellow Democrat, retiring state Sen. Andrea Stillman. The endorsed candidate in the race is state Rep. Betsy...

COMMENTS (7)

Reform tax rules for Internet services

 August 4, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

The following editorial appeared recently in the Los Angeles Times.At the dawn of the broadband era, Congress recognized that the Internet was becoming so fundamental to communications and the economy that it barred states from...

COMMENTS (4)

Opinion Bloggers

No recent blogs.

Opinion

Premium Content Setting a new course for the Amistad

Attorney General George Jepsen should be exploring legal pathways to...

COMMENTS (7)
Premium Content Pryor will go, but reforms need to stay

The announcement by Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor...

COMMENTS (3)
Premium Content Great community support for house fire victims

Recently our family found itself on the wrong side of a story on the...

Premium Content Amistad deal a con?

Every time I read something about the Amistad I can't help but think...

Premium Content To help ticket, Somers needs to be candid, quickly

In 2000, her medical technology company obtained a $1 million boost from...

COMMENTS (4)
Premium Content Foley's Fusion fiasco may leave a mark

Tom Foley's intent in conducting a press conference last...

COMMENTS (17)

Interact

Most Recent Poll

No current items found