It was a kick watching the U.S. women

The U.S. women’s scintillating FIFA World Cup triumph over Japan Sunday was a feel-good moment in a summer afflicted by racial violence, terror attacks and international economic chaos, and based on record-shattering television ratings it...

The dark cloud of beach traffic

Sunny skies and warm temperatures over the long Fourth of July weekend may have been welcomed by owners of hot dog stands, clam shacks and boogie board rental shops, but stalled bumper-to-bumper traffic on Interstate 95 and side roads near local...

New tribal rules defy logic, fairness

In essence, the new recognition rules announced by the U.S. Department of the Interior provide the worst of both worlds — a watered-down process that is biased.

Smarter crime policy

The initiative builds upon the state’s already successful policies of working to divert drug users from the prison system to treatment programs.

Reduce the cruelty of solitary confinement

The horror of solitary confinement remains clear today.

Only July 4, celebrating 'the things that unite us'

"We are one nation indivisible ...Republican and Democrat, we are all Americans."

The mall redefined

There is no doubt the Foxwoods mall opening, reportedly the first in a decade in the country, goes against the trend.

Christie’s choosy candor

Christie’s candor will come with limits, of course. But that doesn’t mean his candidacy is without promise.

Force UConn to keep budget debate open

For decades, the General Assembly has treated UConn like a favorite child.

Address Connecticut's 'permanent fiscal crisis'

Fundamentally, the budget did little or nothing to address the state's fiscal problems.

Ocean Beach Park still fun at 75

As for the entertainment venue that the policies and trends of the late 1930s and early 1940s produced, it continues to serve its purpose — a place for the working class to seek relief from the summer’s heat.

Jindal lost his way

Jindal would be in much better shape if he had made good on his original promise — to serve as the savvy Republican policy wonk.


Gun-control debate trumps flag removal

The sardonic political cartoon (June 26), showing a bumper-sticker...

Foundation tours get you inside lighthouse

The Ledge Light Foundation agrees with the article, “

Thomas' bigotory disguised as morality

It didn't take long for the first absurdly ludicrous reaction to the Supreme Court ruling concerning same sex marriage to appear in The Day, and...


Using 'religious liberty' as a weapon

It used to be that budget cuts were the best way to kill a law you hated but lacked the votes to formally repeal. You know, if you can't beat 'em,...

Worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history

How did it come to this? With every concession, Obama and Kerry made clear they were desperate for a deal.

Hospital affiliation, library loans, and indignation

Executive branch raises, but less money to bury the poor.