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Premium Content 1st step towards new Thames River housing

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 10:50 pm

After years of remaining at legal odds, it was pleasantly surprising to see the New London Housing Authority and the trial attorney who has taken on the cause of public housing residents reach an agreement that will now have them working together...


Premium Content Agree, at least, to safe gun storage

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 3:28 pm

Americans are twice as likely to kill themselves with a gun than be murdered with a gun used by someone else.And they are four or five times more likely to use a gun to kill themselves if they live in a gun friendly state like Alaska,...


Premium Content Changes needed before New London supt. search renews

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

The New London Board of Education reached an obvious and unavoidable conclusion Thursday when it voted 6-0 to rescind its appointment of Terrence P. Carter as the superintendent of schools. The evidence clearly established that Mr. Carter had...


Premium Content Tom Foley’s high-wire gun law act

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 4:10 pm

If Wednesday’s first gubernatorial debate set the tone for the campaign to come, and we believe it did, the gun law passed after the mass killing at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown will play a significant role in determining a...


Premium Content CL&P rate hike plan is poor policy

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:17 pm

Connecticut Light & Power is seeking a rate increase that is excessive, would hinder economic growth and discourage conservation.Most alarming is the utility's request to boost the customer service fee - the payment every customer pays...




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Cutting taxes without busting the budget

A few days ago, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin waded into a debate among his fellow Republicans about how they should think about tax policy. His words carry weight among Republicans: They almost universally respect his judgment on economic policy,...

Lower corporate tax rate and do it now

The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the United States to benefit from lower tax rates abroad.

Not fair,...


Training middle class to just settle for cheap

Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with legroom in economy class? Everything.

The middle class sees its stature shrinking in the global pecking order and in a culture that favors money over well-being.

Summers at the cottage just aren't what they used to be

It's a lovely evening at my wife's shared summer home, next to Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro, N.H. The water is perfectly calm, and the night is clear; the occasional late August shooting star rushes up the skydome to the Milky Way.


Obama's stopped caring what his critics say

It's "back to school" week for President Obama, after what a CNN analyst called "the vacation from Hell." So perhaps it's a good time to examine what's been going wrong for Obama recently and whether he can fix it.

The common complaint of...

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Premium Content Blames Rep. Courtney for tiny meeting room

I see that Congressman Joe Courtney is running for re-election, virtually uncontested.

I doubt that the...

Premium Content Agree with letter on CG Museum location

I commend the author of the clear thinking letter, "Move CG Museum site, use tax money wisely," (Aug. 22). I'm a USCG...

Premium Content Coast Guard Museum location a bad idea

New London has a long standing reputation for mismanagement (see redevelopment, Pink House, etc.). However, locating the...

Premium Content Security system set to protect Mystic flag

The Mystic Flag Committee appreciates the offer of James Collins in his letter, "Protecting Mystic flag," (Aug. 25). This...

Premium Content Let's honestly discuss race issues and police

Turmoil on our streets, the rule of law has failed, cries of despair from the likes of Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, claiming...


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Will ISIS 'lone wolf' hit us in the United States?

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There have been conflicting reports over the past week about the likelihood of an attack by ISIS within the United States. Even high-ranking...

Kurds are vital to stopping ISIL

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From 2008 to 2010, I went on 12 different working missions to Iraq, where I worked with local leaders and members of parliament on democracy and...


Colleges' dirty little secret: Adjunct professors

We are the stoop laborers of higher education: adjunct professors.

As colleges and universities rev for the fall semester, the stony...