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THE DAY’S OPINION

GOP should follow its precedent, await voter choice before filling RBG vacancy

The American people recognize this hypocrisy, this exertion of pure political power over any principle.

Trump's failure to lead has scarred our democracy

Instead of bringing the epidemic under control, the president has let the refusal to wear a mask become a symbol of righteous independence, and support for him.

Finally a final decision on high school football

A lot of sacrifices have been required during this ongoing health crisis. Going without high school tackle football this fall is one more young men will have to bear.

Enough games, find compromise to pass coronavirus relief bill

It is this kind of cynical game playing that leaves Americans so frustrated with, and disillusioned about, Washington politics.

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

If Trump fills court's vacancy, Biden may benefit

A new conservative judge before elections could be a good thing. For those who do not like President Trump but want a conservative court will get what they want and be free to vote for Joe Biden. If the Democrats fight the nomination it will be a...

RBG set stage for better tomorrows

Friday, we lost a great human being, a magnificent soul. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg offered to us a brilliant intellect, impeccable integrity and held herself personally accountable for human progress in what matters in life: equality, equity,...

Sen. Somers should give hero award to her opponent

The Day has chosen to publicize state Sen. Heather Somers’ “Covid...

After Chokas finding of no coverup, Day apology warranted

For over a year now, The Day has published essentially the same article over and over again rehashing and retelling the allegations in the Stonington High School/Timothy Chokas case. The attorney retained by the school board to investigate the...

So-called Chokas investigation only aided the coverup

After reading the article dealing with the report by Attorney Chinni regarding the inappropriate behavior of Timothy Chokas, I cannot...

Drugs, not cops, are the real problem

First off, I abhor unwarranted police violence. That said, I really get frustrated when the liberal news portrays looting and rioting as protesting and unrest. It is violent activity at best! I disagree with many mandates of Black Lives...

Don't look to retired teachers for savings

New London’s Public School teachers returned to their classrooms earlier this month to welcome back their students after the hardest six months of their careers. Imagine my surprise − and theirs, no doubt − when I saw...

America’s time to say, 'Never again!'

We are being asked to accept a leader who admits to lying and downplaying a clear threat to American lives in order to benefit business and his own political future. This seems unimaginable, but after his admitted sexual grabbing of women was...

Trump flags, parades, bring end to neutral territory

I was saddened when I first heard about the Trump boat parade. (I was not aware that they had been...

Let parents pick the best school for their child

Regarding school choice and residency, “Unfair to go outside the rules to obtain school choice,” (Sept. 14), the solution to...

Together, we can bring hope to fruition

It's said 20/20 represents normal vision. However, 2020 has been anything but a normal year. With the COVID-19 pandemic, racial unrest, high unemployment, political upheaval, and catastrophic weather events, none of us has likely gone unscathed.

Remembering our heroes, now and in the past

July 4th, Independence Day, will always be a special holiday. It has been a couple of months since its celebration. I would love to recognize some of my Patriotic Heroes, specifically a gifted young lady, mature beyond her years, incredibly...

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COLUMNS

Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr

Black Lives Matter. Don't try to change the subject.

So stop asking me about Chicago. I require no instruction from you on how and when to mourn. More to the point, stop using tragedies to duck the matter at hand.More to the point, stop using tragedies to duck the matter at hand.

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Digital world helps 'people peaceably to assemble'

The boat parade was a reminder that even in blue-state Connecticut, which I suspect Biden will carry easily, Trump has a large group of loyal supporters.

Columnist John Kass

Missing the little things voters care about outside the bubble

They're not little to us. The safety of our families isn't some little thing. The kind of history being crammed into our children's heads isn't a little thing.

OP-ED

Now Big 10 football. Nation’s erratic pandemic response continues.

This kind of binary, non-relativistic thinking is holding back intelligent, considered decision-making in this country and contributing to the political polarization of responses to the coronavirus.

What would Biden make of Trump’s greatest foreign-policy success?

President Donald Trump, center, with from left, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

While the Israel-UAE deal is Trump's foreign policy baby, a President Biden would be in a much better position to deliver it.

GUEST COMMENTARIES

Ginsburg cleared a path to include the excluded

She was kind; she was also steely. She was serious; she also had a twinkle in her eye, and she was full of mischief.

A day to reflect on contributions of our new citizens

Building a better life for themselves often translates into building a better economy for all of us.

The vote, not the fist, will unseat Trump

Civil-rights leadership will be crucial in making sure the protests remain peaceful and do not provide the president an opening to exploit violence.