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Premium Content Amistad action at last!

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 11:35 pm

On Thursday, The Day published an editorial urging state Attorney General George Jepsen to initiate legal action to get control over the schooner Amistad and its finances. By Thursday morning, Mr. Jepsen was in Superior Court in Hartford...


Obama got it right

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

The following editorial appeared recently in the Los Angeles Times.Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama administration's foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State...


Premium Content Setting a new course for the Amistad

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 11:54 pm

Attorney General George Jepsen should be exploring legal pathways to returning control of the Amistad to the state and placing its maintenance and operation in the hands of the Mystic Seaport, where it was built.The state has made the case...


Premium Content Pryor will go, but reforms need to stay

 August 20, 2014; Updated: 12:00 am

The announcement by Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor that he will not serve past the end of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's first term has all the appearances of a political move intended to improve the governor's chances of having a...


Premium Content Use ballot box, not jury box, to settle policy disputes

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Indicting a governor for using his veto power in a display of hardball politics is outrageous, even by over-the-top Texas standards. It is just about as outrageous as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives suing the president because a...




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Consensus emerges on arming Ukraine

At the public kickoff of a discussion in Aspen, Colo. about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was "petting a dog and saying 'nice doggie' until you can...

Media decides which black deaths are news they can market well

It was in a college theater class that I learned about a genre called "Theater of the Absurd." These were plays written mostly by European playwrights between the 1940s and 1960s, as well as a certain style that flowed from their work.



Anti-science strategy rallies ignorant

When I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson, I thought, "What a nice man." He was on the TV screens at New York's Hayden Planetarium, where he's director, urging us to behold the wonder of - to use the biblical term - the heavens.



To get it right, Obama must admit mistakes

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‘What I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up, as if this was my decision."

These words, marrying petulance and implausibility, were spoken by President Barack Obama when he was asked, shortly after the...


Real cowboys don't summer out on Martha's Vineyard

For most people, summer is a treasured time to cool your heels in a cottage by a lake or in a hammock in the backyard. It's not so simple for politicians. For them, deciding when and where to vacation can be perilous. Repair to a beach on the...


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Premium Content Huge deficit is evidence of a very sick country

Our national debt has increased by $7 trillion over the past six years. What does this tell us?

The unemployment...

Premium Content Police state endangers our basic freedoms

Back in the U.S.S.R.?

Did you see the front page on The Day on Aug. 19? Two police officers with a third on the way...

Premium Content Power of the vote

It seems to me, the most important question to ask people in communities run by whites - but where the majority of...

Premium Content Day Funny Pages?

I do enjoy The Day and its comics, especially, for a good laugh to start the day. On Aug. 18, however, I found the entire...

Premium Content Move CG Museum site, use tax money wisely

If the success of the National Coast Guard Museum in New London is dependent upon the building a pedestrian bridge across...


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Groton cleric reflects on generations of loss and dispossession

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A paragraph in Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh's commentary, "Collins column was maligning, misleading," (Aug. 8). was printed incorrectly. It should have...

Heather Somers' firm continues to expand

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Recently, I have read several interesting accounts about Hydrofera, LLC, which was started by Tom Rallo, Heather Somers and me in 1997 in...