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Guest opinion: Let’s work together to find housing solutions

As a member of the West Haven City Council, I read with interest the guest commentary by Bill Knowlton, "Affordable Housing — We Must Do More." I agree there is an acute shortage of affordable housing in the state at this time. It’s interesting the Mr. Knowlton mentions “private sector, ...

Stossel: Pumping up prices

The price of gas keeps rising. "The reason for that is because of Putin's war," said President Joe Biden. But that's impossible. Most of the price rise came before Putin attacked Ukraine. So some politicians simply blame "corporate greed." Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse accuses the oil industry ...

Guest opinion: Right way and wrong way to play Barbies

My husband, Dave, and I have mixed feelings about Barbie. On the one hand, when our daughter, Catherine, was little, we had a significant fortune tied up in Barbie and her clothes and her house and her friends and all of her accessories, so we felt that Catherine had darn well better play with ...

Stiehm: A sad situation, the state of the nation

WASHINGTON — Ineffable. The state and soul of the nation is just that. The National Cathedral bell tolls for thee and me. But all I have are words. Let me try to explain the sharp sense of loss we carry these days. The fear is real, that the worst of us are stealing America's meaning from ...

Johnston: Water and us

I grew up in western Oregon where, much of the time, water didn’t just fall out of the sky but was the very fabric around us, a pervasive mist for months on end. Gray skies and mossy surfaces dominated everything around me. In college, when I met people from other, dryer, western states, I ...

Reich: We need a hope machine. Anyone know how to build one?

In a comment on a recent post, Paula OH said: "It's a very tough time. We need a hope machine! Anyone know how to build one?" My answer to Paula is a resounding: "yes!" And in a moment I'll give Paula and you some hammers, nails, and solar panels to build one. First, though, I want to ...

Buchanan: Are all court-created rights now in peril?

In the storm that erupted over the leaked draft opinion of Justice Samuel Alito, which would overturn Roe v. Wade, a secondary alarm has arisen among our elites. If Roe is overturned, it is said, a whole raft of Supreme Court rulings rooted in the same principles and legal reasoning could be ...