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  • Editorials

    Editorial: A stable Afghanistan

    President Donald Trump’s evident frustration with the U.S. mission in Afghanistan is entirely understandable. After nearly 16 years of war, the country is torn by violence and the government of President Ashraf Ghani remains weak. Taliban fighters are surging in a number of rural areas. Trump is right to ask whether a longer and deeper commitment of U.S. forces, proposed by the commanders on the ground and his national security adviser, would be wasted. He is also correct to believe...

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  • Editorials

    Editorial: State needs a clearer vision to deliver energy that will satisfy all parties

    Connecticut’s long overdue draft of its energy strategy released this month wasn’t met with a consensus of cheers, with critics saying it falls far short of what is needed.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Police brutality is no joke, Mr. President

    Of all the irresponsible things that President Donald Trump has said — and there have been far too many — perhaps nothing threatens to do greater damage than his remarks encouraging police to use excessive force. That was demonstrated by the swift public condemnations of his comments from police officials, who understand better than anyone that public safety is not well served if police are seen to be above the law and distrusted.

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  • Editorials

    Editorial: Connecticut cases show need for change in immigration policy

    Twice in July — at least — law-abiding Connecticut residents reported to federal immigration officials, as required, only to be slapped with electronic monitoring bracelets and told they had just weeks to buy one-way tickets to their native country and say goodbye to their families.

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  • Editorials

    Editorial: Trump betrays American soldiers

    President Donald J. Trump is a master of misdirection.

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  • Editorials

    Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

    Thumbs up to Jeff Bagwell’s pending induction in Baseball’s Hall of Fame. The former Houston Astro was born in Boston, but arrived in Connecticut before his second birthday, and went on to play ball for Xavier High School in Middletown and at the University of Hartford. The previous three players from Connecticut to make it to the Cooperstown, New York, Hall of Fame all played in the 19th century. Unfortunately, Bagwell doesn’t technically count as the first modern Hall...

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  • Editorials

    Editorial: Uniting to protect Long Island Sound

    Three decades ago, Donald Trump bought a mega-yacht that had once been featured as a villain’s lair in a James Bond flick, commissioned one to be even bigger and bought a shipyard.

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  • Editorials

    EDITORIAL: Deportation of mother hurts many, helps none

    Life is cheap in Guatemala, a country inured to violence by 30 years of civil war that ended with a blanket amnesty leaving no one accountable for the deaths of 200,000 mostly unarmed civilians.

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  • Editorials

    EDITORIAL: Community, police must continue to work together to end gun violence

    Connecticut has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — and still, bullets find their mark in Greater New Haven.

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  • Editorials

    Editorial: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of

    More than 20 million people in four countries are at risk of starvation in the coming months, in what the United Nations has called the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. But the global response to the emergency has been lacking, both from governments and from private citizens.

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