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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?

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

Ending Electoral College would make things worse

The federal system of checks and balances, including the Electoral College, was intended to foster stability and compromise while protecting the rights of political minorities

This 9/11 anniversary arrives with the end of the war on al-Qaida well in sight

Other individuals and groups who want to harm Americans should study our war against al-Qaida: We will pursue terrorists to the ends of the Earth, never stopping until the job is done.

COVID-19 changes more bad news for unions

The shift away from a traditional workplace eliminates one of the main ways organizing was accomplished: employees talking to one another.

Republicans offer no help for unemployed and states this Labor Day

The fact that the Republicans could not agree among themselves on the magnitude of the pain to be inflicted pretty much eliminated the chance of a negotiated solution.

Nation should follow Connecticut’s lead with drop-box voting

Drop-box voting has already been used with no discernable problems in many states. Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan and Washington, to name just a few, have adopted drop-box voting.

More than 100 former McCain aides backing Biden

We are confident Biden will fulfill his promise to be a president for all Americans, a confidence we do not have in the incumbent president.

GUEST OPINIONS

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.

Community Recreation Center would mean better health for New Londoners

Even when income is controlled as a factor, Black men and women suffer a lower life expectancy. It isn’t race that’s the problem, it’s racism.

Cheeseman says Day critic won't deter her work for domestic violence victims

I should not have been surprised, since this columnist reflexively labels anything Democrat/liberal as good and anything identified with Republican/conservative as bad.

One-man rule must end immediately or consequences will be dire

This lockdown has worked great evil. Its damage will be felt for many years. Families have been ripped apart. Businesses have closed forever.

Why my interests line up with Trump and the Republicans

I'm not a fan of Trump's tweets, but I do believe the Republican leadership ideals mentioned at this point align with mine.

So what do you really know about absentee and early voting?

Connecticut, like much of the country, will have a record number of votes submitted by absentee ballot this year. This quiz will test your knowledge of such voting across the country.

More towns should declare racism a public health crisis

Black residents in Connecticut have shorter lifespans and more chronic disease than the white majority. Racism is to blame.

No talks on sports betting until tribes’ exclusive rights recognized

Legislation that wagers $250 million for the chance to “win” $13 million to $15 million and guaranteeing tribal litigation defies logic.

LATEST EDITORIALS

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...