New London and ICE

The problem with ICE’s approach, particularly in a case like this, is that it could well dissuade individuals without documentation from contacting police to report domestic violence, theft or...

The problems with repealing the 'Cadillac tax'

The planned tax on high-cost health plans is unpopular, but failing to implement it will contribute to higher health care costs and deficits.

Harvard should return photos to slave descendants

Lanier and her family deserve to control their ancestors’ images.

Recent upheaval rocks confidence in Port Authority

The sudden departure of the chairman, followed by news that a critical deal remains unsigned and the executive director has been placed on leave, suggest an organization in upheaval.

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



Big difference between legal, illegal immigration

Finally! Someone has the common sense to say it like it is (Marc A. Thiessen column, July 18,...

Day editorial got it right, climate emergency is now

The Day editorial staff should be commended for the May 9 editorial, "Climate disaster awaits our children unless all act now." It was poignant...

UConn should preserve its football program

Some fans are excited with the University of Connecticut’s return to the Big East. Some aren’t. I can assure you of this: If UConn administrator’s de-emphasize football, UConn won’t be a renowned major university...

Set anger aside, support nature center

I am writing as a 30-plus year friend of Maggie Jones, a former president of the board and as a long-term supporter of the Denson Pequotsepos Nature Center (DPNC). After seeing the announcement that Maggie would be replaced as executive director...

Being 5 for a day; it was wonderful

I’m sitting at work today, July 16, feeling sorry for myself. I have to work because I’m huge on helping animals, my own and the ones in the shelters. I sit here thinking, "I want to be five-years-old again, just for a...

Trump has assembled 'team of failures'

In her book "Team of Rivals," Doris Kearns Goodwin explains the value of President Lincoln’s decision to bring some of his strongest rivals in politics at the time into his Cabinet. Why would he do such a thing? Because more than most...

In 2020 make sure Trump hears, 'You're fired!'

We need a tough squad to lead us to 2020. The editorial “Trump’s racist trope must be condemned,” (July 16), with racist...

U.S. is becoming a third-world country

With conditions that currently exist with financial debt, overwhelmed resources and with the largely unimpeded influx of immigrants crossing its sovereign borders, will the U.S.A. become a third-world country? Or is the nation already in the...

Reminded Connecticut is a technological leader

Sometime within the past year or so, I was visiting Washington D.C. with my parents and siblings. It wasn't the first time I had been there − my brother and I were born in nearby Bethesda. But on this particular trip to the capital, I...

Anthropology proves Trump comments were not racist

Please, do not use the word, "Racist" incorrectly. In your editorial, “Trump’s racist trope must be condemned,” (July 16), you...

Powerful symbol of an ugly stain on our national identity

I started crying when I looked at the front page of The Day - Mary, Joseph and Jesus in separate cages at the St. James front door, “

Hopefully a judge will set prison officials straight on Confederate flag issue

Attorney Daniel A. Schwartz’s comment and Department of Correction’s decision-making process suggests an oversight of important information, “



Columnist Red Jahncke

Foundation of Lamont’s budget may crumble

This scheme is a classic case of kicking the can down the road, with the can getting bigger in the process.

Columnist Paul Choiniere

Community bears nuclear risk, should be heard on easing regulations

The government should not base its regulations on the assumption nuclear plants will be run by good actors. And reducing inspections and other requirements now seems like a particularly bad idea.

Columnist Jennifer Rubin

Here's a pledge even staunch progressives can use to win the hearts of Never Trumpers

Democratic contenders should consider a pledge to restore constitutional balance.


Congress must challenge Mueller’s inconsistencies

The most important question: Does Mueller believe President Trump has committed high crimes and misdemeanors and should therefore be impeached?

Kaepernick was right — racists love the Betsy Ross flag

The 13-star flag represents our country’s original 13 colonies. Whatever our patriotic sentiments today, the independence of those colonies came about from the genocide of Native Americans and the enslavement of African Americans.


Connecticut's Catholic Bishops: U.S. must do better with refugees

Those fleeing the hazardous conditions of their homeland to make the perilous journey to the safety and freedom of America are currently facing treatment that undermines our shared values of freedom and belief in human dignity.

One-party dominance is an anchor halting New London progress

The lack of political balance in the city is a major contributor to this failure to flourish. It has maintained a status quo that leaves many New Londoners hanging helpless between periods of great hope and greater disappointment.

Nation needs a sensible approach to immigration

When we as a region are facing challenges in meeting labor market demands, it is common sense to look objectively at the positive impact immigrants are making on the economy and labor force.